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Este Arte, Second Edition opens today

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Este Arte  is an international contemporary art fair in Punta Del Este, Uruguay,

South America’s premier luxury travel destination. After a successful first edition in 2015, the 2016 fair will bring together the best local galleries from Uruguay and a selection of leading galleries from around the world. Este Arte 2016 presents an artistic offering that ranges from historical avant-
gardes to emerging and contemporary art, and includes the Cultural Agenda, a parallel programme to the main fair which will provide a space for dialogue among artists, collectors, critics and curators.

In 2016, the fair will present galleries including Xippas (Paris, Geneva, Montevideo, Punta del Este), Carroll/Fletcher (London), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana), Photology (Bologna, Noto, Garzón), Galería SUR (Punta del Este), and Unosunove (Rome) Marte (Montevideo) and Galería de las Misiones (Montevideo, Punta del Este, José Ignacio) all of which will be returning to the fair. A number of new galleries will exhibit at Este Arte for the first time in 2016 including Studio Sandra Recio (Geneva), Heinzer Reszler (Lausanne), Le Point Fort (Strasbourg), Reginart Collections (Paris, Geneva), Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte (Rio de Janeiro), Black Gallery (Garzón), Factoría de Arte Santa Rosa (Santiago de Chile), Piero Atchugarry Gallery (Garzón), Diana Saravia (Montevideo), Studio 488 (Buenos Aires), La Pecera (Punta del Este) and Zielinsky Contemporary Art+ (Barcelona).

Directed by Laura Bardier, Este Arte is a fair that presents a tailored selection of leading local and international galleries, giving collectors the opportunity to experience quality on a comfortable scale. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant city of Punta Del Este, the quality of collectors and visitors that Este Arte  attract demonstrates how the fair represents an important moment in the international art world calendar when the South American art systems can meet, exchange ideas and thrive. The second edition of Este Arte  will be held in a new venue and location of La Barra, on the Southeast coast of Uruguay.

Laura Bardier, Director of the fair said: “Este Arte is an art fair that provides a unique experience for visitors, set against the backdrop of the vibrant city of Punta Del Este, one of the premiere travel destinations for the world’s elite. After the success of the first fair in 2015, I am delighted to welcome back a range of leading galleries and to announce the arrival of some new galleries who will exhibit for the first time at Este Arte 2016. I founded the fair last year to bring together a tailored selection of the best Uruguayan and international galleries during one of the key moments of the Punta Del Este social calendar, inviting visitors to view art in a luxurious setting. With its innovative format, I hope that Este Arte 2016 may challenge the way people think about art fairs.”

Mara Sartore

  • Ricardo Lanzarini, Luz de obra, 2015. Photo by Roberto G. Rivera Sánchez. Courtesy Xippas Galleries Ricardo Lanzarini, Luz de obra, 2015. Photo by Roberto G. Rivera Sánchez. Courtesy Xippas Galleries
  • Richard Tuschman, Woman at a window, 2013. © Richard Tuschman. Courtesy Photology Richard Tuschman, Woman at a window, 2013. © Richard Tuschman. Courtesy Photology