ABOUT BUENOS AIRES
ABOUT BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires (“Good Winds” in Spanish, but more akin to "Fair Winds", as in navigation) is the Capital city. Being the political, economic, social, and cultural center of Argentina, its influence extends well beyond the nation's borders. The city together with the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area has more than 12 million inhabitants being one of the largest cities in South America and even in the world. Buenos Aires is located across from Uruguay on the 100-mile wide River Plate (Río de la Plata), near the Atlantic coast. It is the busiest and most refined city in South America, somehow the synthesis of the diverse and heterogeneous Argentinean essence, and it abounds with parks, wide boulevards, and historic architecture.
The population of Buenos Aires consists primarily of Argentines of European descent (mainly from Spain and Italy), although there are sizable communities of people with Arab, Jewish and Asian origins. All these communities of immigrants came looking forward to create a New World in the promised land of The Americas. Their cultural influences defined the city's creative identity and fascinating diversities. Ever since its early days, Buenos Aires has had a remarkable cultural life. This legacy has been looked after by subsequent generations and has brought about what this city is today. Buenos Aires is a modern, active city. However, it has also kept its old traditions and cozy corners. The visitor feels fascinated by its environment, the different styles of its neighborhoods, the warmth of its people known as Porteños (people of the port) and the wide range of cultural and commercial choices it offers.
This challenging urban environment together with the availability of new technologies and an intensive artistic movement converts Buenos Aires in a special place to be located for produce art.