With the firm conviction of transforming the space and the experience of the spectators through Art in the City, we show you the intervention that we carry out in the Mercado de los Carruajes together with our contemporary artists.
Located on 800 Alem, (downtown Buenos Aires ) this huge historic building has been transformed into the city’s new gourmet market. What used to be known as “Presidential Garages” in Retiro, where the Presidency’s carriage depots and stables used to work, today is a space that promises to become a gastronomic center at the level of other cosmopolitan cities in the world.
The Market is located inside a two-story building declared a Historic Heritage Site with an elegant brick façade, arcades and dome. It was built at the end of the 19th century, at the request of Julio Argentino Roca in 1899, to house the stables and carriages of the presidency, due to its proximity to the Government House.
The majestic work was carried out by the Italian architect Emilio Agrelo, who built it with San Isidro bricks, in the Italian style, and was inaugurated in 1900. Agrelo was the creator of the Galerías Pacífico, the shopping center located a few blocks from there. .
There, from PAN Community of Arts we built a space for enjoyment and contemplation dedicated to art.
We present works by the artist Susana Cabrera in the sitting room located on the ground floor, next to the Gontran Cherrier boulangerie.
Marisa Bonzón and Diego Frangi intervene in the space with their black and white urban photographs.
In the case of Bonzón, the stand brings together elements from two cities, one European, Venice, and Buenos Aires. Water and movement come into play in some chosen images. The general view as a resource to locate ourselves in space, and walking or moving around the place.