When Andrey and I recently went to Cordoba city we got the opportunity to go to an informal art exhibition. Sometimes the artist is there and you can meet him/her. I find that Sundays are the best to visit museums and art exhibitions. The city is quiet and you have plenty of time to admire the exhibits without being rushed.
There are regular places for art exhibitions and if you are new to the city just look out for the signs. Normally there is an exhibit inside the “Paseo del Buen Pastor” building in Cordoba city. That is where Andrey and I went.
Entrance is free but it is always good manners in Argentina to ask for permission to look at the art. The art on the first floor was done by an artist called Marcel Fuentes. Luckily it was not modern art because I am not a huge fan. The paintings were exquisite and I liked it.
We wondered around for some time and eventually made our way to the 2nd floor. The building is very modern with huge glass windows and even a glass panelled floor. I did not like the idea of walking on the glass panel and quickly made my way through to the art section.
What awaited me there? Modern art. It was really weird art. I mean really weird. You know the times when you have to turn your head 45 degrees, shake your head and turn it 45 degrees the other way? Well, that is how I had to do it. Some pieces I found very interesting, actually more intriguing and others were just plain hideous. I am sure I could make something similar and call it art!
That is the thing about artists in Argentina. There are no rules and in the name of ´free spirit´ anything goes and it is accepted. Surprisingly we had a lot of fun in this section. We kept on calling each other to an interesting piece and then giggled like naughty children who have seen a condom for the first time.
All you need is a good imagination!
“It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.”
Date visited: 26 December 2010