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Buenos Aires  |  Argentina  | 

MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires

Located in the lively flea-market quarter of San Telmo in Buenos Aires you’ll find the MACBA – Argentina’s largest and most important collection of geometric abstraction.

Opened in 2012, MACBA is the private collection of Aldo Rubino. Rubino, who began collecting towards the end of the 1980s, has since gone on to form a collection that includes more than 250 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Sarah Morris, Olivier Mosset, R.H. Quaytman, James Turrell and Víctor Vasarely.

Focusing the collection solely on geometric abstraction from international artists, MACBA traces the artistic movements between locations and geographical differences, with the works spanning generations and continents.

Sprawling over 2 400 square meters, the museum, which was built by local architect duo Vila Sebastián, also boasts an impressive program of individual courses and workshops as well as their rotating exhibitions and educational programs.

Here, we present works from the private collection of Aldo Rubino in MACBA’s first online exhibition.

ALEJANDRO PUENTE, Sistema, 1967
ALEJANDRO PUENTE, Sistema, 1967
JULIEN MASVERNAT, Untitled, from the series
JULIEN MASVERNAT, Untitled, from the series "Acoples visuales", 2012
SILVIA GURFEIN, Have You Fed The Fish Today..., 2007
SILVIA GURFEIN, Have You Fed The Fish Today..., 2007
SARAH MORRIS, Sony (Los Angeles) 2004
SARAH MORRIS, Sony (Los Angeles) 2004
AVELLO, Untitled, from the series
AVELLO, Untitled, from the series "Pollecelis"
VALERIA CALVO, Serie Intersticios N°3, 2016
VALERIA CALVO, Serie Intersticios N°3, 2016
SILVANA LACARRA, Solo II, 2001
SILVANA LACARRA, Solo II, 2001
Study for Homage to the Square: Hard, Softer, Soft Edge (Estudio para el homenaje al cuadrado: Hard, Softer, Soft Edge), 1964
Study for Homage to the Square: Hard, Softer, Soft Edge (Estudio para el homenaje al cuadrado: Hard, Softer, Soft Edge), 1964
KAZUYA SAKAI, Homenaje a Korin - Serie Nº 11 (Olas Rojas en Matsushima), 1976
KAZUYA SAKAI, Homenaje a Korin - Serie Nº 11 (Olas Rojas en Matsushima), 1976
EDUARDO MAC ENTYRE, Mandala II en Rojo, 1969
EDUARDO MAC ENTYRE, Mandala II en Rojo, 1969
AMALIA PICA, Pesar en Abstracto (installation view). Photo: Pablo-Jantus
AMALIA PICA, Pesar en Abstracto (installation view). Photo: Pablo-Jantus
PETER HALLEY, Isolation Confirmed (PHP 89-07), 1989 (installation view). Photo: Pablo Jantus
PETER HALLEY, Isolation Confirmed (PHP 89-07), 1989 (installation view). Photo: Pablo Jantus
DANIEL JOGLAR,  Pesar en Abstracto (installation view). Photo: Pablo Jantus
DANIEL JOGLAR, Pesar en Abstracto (installation view). Photo: Pablo Jantus
Installation view at
Installation view at "Global Exchange", MACBA
Installation view of the ORLAN exhibition at MACBA. Photo: Pablo Jantus
Installation view of the ORLAN exhibition at MACBA. Photo: Pablo Jantus

MACBA is included in the Art Guide.

Read more about Rubino’s collection here.