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Buenos Aires unveils new contemporary art museum

Published on Sep 3, 2012 9:39 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - The Argentine capital unveiled a new museum this weekend dedicated to exhibiting a private collection of some 150 works by contemporary artists from around the world.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (Macba), a concrete-and-glass structure of seven floors and 1,500 sq m of gallery space, houses a collection of works remarkable for their geometric abstraction and striking colours.

Among the featured artists are Italians Tony Costa and Alberto Biasi, Sewell Sillman and Kenneth Noland from the United States, British artist Sarah Morris, Spain's Rosa Brun and Francisco Sobrino, Belgian Pol Bury, Joel Stein of France, as well as Hungarian Victor Vasarely.

The museum also presents works by Brazil's Joao Carlos Galvao, Carmelo Arden Quin of Uruguay and Argentines Marta Minujin, Pablo Siquier, Julio le Parc and Rogelio Polesello.

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