Virtuoso Life - September/October 2017 - 226
Just Gets Better
The city's art scene heats
up - and earns a boost
from Art Basel.
BY PAOLA SINGER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAVIER PIERINI
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Usina del Arte, a
power station reborn
as an arts venue.
GREW UP ACROSS THE RÍO DE LA PLATA
from Buenos Aires, in tranquil Montevideo. The 30-minute flight to Argentina's
capital was always exciting, especially
during my teens and early 20s, when B.A. was
my primary reference for what a "real" city
should be: a cosmopolitan place with top-notch
plays, concerts, and exhibitions. I saw a Rodin
sculpture for the first time there, and I heard
Patti Smith play "Because the Night" at a rock
festival. Since moving to New York City more
than a decade ago, my perspective has broadened, and yet I still consider Buenos Aires a remarkable creative hub, especially right now.
Over the past five years, the city's art
scene has blossomed. New and refurbished