Faena Arts Center

Puerto Madero

This very large, airy art space – in a beautifully renovated flour mill – highlights the contemporary dreams of local and international artists and designers. If your visit coincides with a show, you should expect cutting-edge exhibits that utilize these spaces to the maximum – think rope nets hanging from the ceiling or light pyramids reaching for the sky. Check the website for upcoming shows; when there is no exhibition the center is closed.

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