November 06, 2011

118th Argentine Polo Open Championship


Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade y Adolfo Cambiaso

Palermo is ready to greet the world's best polo !

At the Polo’s cathedral, a stadium located in Palermo's neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires, polo players show their talent and skills.

On Saturday November 19, La Dolfina and Chapa Uno will be in charge to play the opening match of the 118th. Argentine Polo Open Championship, in Palermo, the world's most awaited polo competition. The day's second match will have La Aguada and Pilará playing on field #1.

There are over 3,000 Argentine polo players but every few of them are internationally famous and they belong to the most traditional families, such as Bautista, Horacio, Alberto and Eduardo Heguy; Juan Carlos Harriot, Alfredo Harriot, Adolfo Cambiasso, Enrique Alberdi, Juan A. Traill, Mariano Aguerre, Javier Novillo Astrada .

As usual, the Argentine Open in Palermo will showcase the world's best eight teams, up to 39 goals, broken down into two leagues. The final is due on Saturday December 10th.

Here is the fixture announced for the Argentine Open

Zone "A"

Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10, David Stirling (h) 9, Pablo Mac Donough 10 y Juan Martín Nero 10. Total 39.

Javier Novillo Astrada 9, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (h) 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 e Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total 36.

Hilario Ulloa 9, Cristian Laprida (h) 8, Bautista Heguy 8 y Luke Tomlinson 8. Total 33.

Pablo Pieres 8, Guillermo Caset (h) 8, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8 y Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total 32.

Zone "B"
Facundo Pieres 10, Nicolás Pieres 8, Gonzalo Pieres (h) 10 e Ignacio Heguy 9. Total 37

Agustín Merlos 9, Lucas Monteverde (h) 9, Sebastián Merlos 9 y Bartolomé Castagnola 9. Total 36.

Alberto Heguy (h) 8, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Julio Arellano 9 y Eduardo Heguy 8. Total 33.

Frederick Mannix (h) 7, Francisco Bensadón 8, Mariano Aguerre 9 y Francisco de Narváez (h) 8. Total 32.

Location: Campo Argentino de Polo, Avenida del Libertador y Dorrego, Palermo.

Polo Paradise is open to visitors, but not only to watch it but also to learn it! Many Estancias and Polo Clubs offer activities for polo players or polo enthusiasts. Daily polo matches are held and polo or riding lessons can be tailored to ability. There are lovely ranches that also offer an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the polo fields, gorgeous rooms and delicious food. Contact us and we will find the best Polo program for you.

November 05, 2011

Carlos Cruz Diez " Color in Space and Time"


"Through color I experience a feeling of complete identification with space. I am totally free" Carlos Cruz Diez

This highly recommended museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary. And, in this occasion, it is the museum the one that is giving us a wonderful present: the exhibition of Carlos Cruz-Diez.: “El color en el espacio y en el tiempo” (Color in space and time).

Born in Caracas, he has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. He first emerged as an artist in the mid 1950s as part of the Kinetic Art Movement in Paris. His work has been dedicated to showing how color can be transformed into an autonomous event capable of invading space.

The incorporation of new series has continuosly evolved over the last five decades through the incorporation of new materials, supports, and assembling techniques, resulting in an extremely rich and arresting array of visual effects.

Chromo-Indiference Environment by Carlos Cruz Diez

Cruz-Diez ‘ works are in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne.

In Cruz Diez´s case, the label “kinetic” or “cinetico”, became the initial , generic branding that stuck, regardless of any other outstanding trait embedded in this work, such as color. And yet, it may be time to acknowledge that, to the extent that he did not participate in Le Mouvement – the influential 1995 show held at the Galerie Denise René in Paris, which is credited for having launched the Kinetic Art movement – such a marker is not only inaccurate but misleading. As the artist himself explains in the exhibition catalogue, while Kinetic art provided a starting point or an operational matrix upon which to ground his proposal, the notion of “movement” was never the single aim or raison d´etre of this unedited project to approach both painting and color in quite different terms.

This exhibition will be in Buenos Aires until March 2012.

You cannot miss this unforgettable experience!!!

Malba – Fundación Costantini

Avda. Figueroa Alcorta 3415 Buenos Aires, Argentina T +54 (11) 4808 6500 F +54 (11) 4808 6599