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Mission

We think that the boldest thing about contemporary art is found precisely where the limits that once separated the different disciplines tend to become hazy: where the visual arts encounter design, architecture, new technologies, fashion and literature. Our exhibition program aims to stands out for its experimentality, internationalism and dynamism: a space without restrictions for a bold, free art that looks to the future.

Given its spatial features, unique in Argentina for their size and style, Faena Art Center calls on local and international artists, designers and film-makers to plan site-specific works that interact not only with the mill’s monumental architecture, but with the cultural and urban conditions that make up its immediate context.

Faena Art Center thus provides international-standard production conditions for all guest artists and curators. This fulfils our greatest dream: to provide the city with a unique project, steadfastly commited to cultural activation.

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Creating Utopias

History

Originally built in 1908 to house one of Argentina’s first flour mills, the building that houses the FAENA ART CENTER offers a rich historical backdrop for the myriad expressions of contemporary art. The main exhibition space, located in what was once the mill’s machine room, has been painstakingly rebuilt while retaining original details from the early 1900s, when the mill turned out up to one thousand tons of ground wheat per day. Soaring ceilings, semicircular arches, bay windows and other hallmarks of turn-of-the-century industrial architecture serve to create a spacious, light-filled environment for a rotating array of international artists.

WE CELEBRATE THE ARTISTS,
THE REBELS, THE ECCENTRICS.

WE SUPPORT THE WRITERS
WHO STAND BY THEIR WORD.

WE SUPPORT THE PHILOSOPHERS
WHO REALLY LOVE WISDOM.

WE SUPPORT THE BUILDERS,
THE GROWERS, THE INVENTORS,
THE DREAMERS.

WE CELEBRATE NEW COMMUNITIES,
NEW WORDS,
NEW DANCES TO NEW TUNES.

WE CELEBRATE THE FUTURE,
ESPECIALLY THE PART OF IT THAT
IS RIGHT NOW.

WE CELEBRATE NOW. WHY WAIT?
WE CELEBRATE CELEBRATION.

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