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BAIN Arts & Culture returns to PROA — Anish Kapoor exhibit with lunch — December 3, 12:30 pm

Dear BAIN Members,

We’d love you to join us for our last Arts and Culture event of 2019 – an afternoon at Fundacion PROA.

WHERE: Reception: Fundación PROA
WHEN: Tuesday 3rd December
MEETING POINT & TIME: 12:30 at PROA’s reception area, Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929 y Caminito
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 20B, 29B, 53, 64 or taxi
PRICE: 700 pesos per person to include entrance, lunchtime activity on Anish Kapoor’s work
LUNCH: Includes main course, a glass of wine, water, dessert or coffee.

RSVP: +5491136782558 or Deirdre.malone@gmail.com

Anish Kapoor
Sir Anish Mikhail Kapoor, CBE, RA is an Indian British sculptor specializing in installation art and conceptual art. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. Kapoor’s Mother was an Iraqi Jewish immigrant who moved to India from Baghdad with her parents as an infant. His father, a Hindu, was a hydrographer for the Indian Navy, who spent much of Kapoor’s childhood on the ocean collecting data. His cosmopolitan and forward thinking parents sent him to a prestigious boarding school and by the time he was a teenager, he found it greatly challenging to fit in to Indian society. He credits 15 years of psychoanalysis to helping him understand his artistic journey which he began in London, later returning to India to find the roots of his art before returning to the UK an becoming a British Citizen.

While the quantity of work listed on his website is mind boggling link here, the exhibit has just a few installations, each unique and thought provoking. Kapoor gave a talk in 2017 at Usina del Arte in La Boca when he told a funny anecdote about a man who threw his glasses onto a black circle created by Kapoor stating “This isn’t art!!!” As his glasses fell into the void he had to swallow his words. A similar work forms part of this exhibition so I’d not recommend testing the same theory. We will talk about each of the works over lunch so that you will have a better understanding and appreciation when you see them,

FUNDACION PROA
As some of you know from our last visit, fundacion PROA is not a museum since it has no collection. Yet it brings some of the most important contemporary artists from around the world and has a new educational facility, PROA 21 a couple of blocks away.

CAFE PROA
On the top floor of the foundation building Cafe Proa looks over the Riachuelo inlet and the Iconic Loading Bridge Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda built in 1914 and now a national monument. You can also catch a glimpse of the top of the Bombonera, Boca staduim, if you go out on to the balcony.

Wine & Tapas — Saturday, December 14 — Villa Crespo — 7:30 to 11 pm

Please join BAIN Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation as well as entertainment by Vivi and Cliff.

Location: Villa Crespo, address provided upon RSVP
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 11:00 pm

How does it work? Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN Downtown members in a night of socializing and making new friends. We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to walcotth2@gmail.com
The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for BAIN Downtown members interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address chefvenetia@yahoo.com

This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only and their personal guests. If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com

Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home. Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP. If it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host at least 48 hours in advance of the event, as other members may be on a waiting list to attend.

BAIN Book Group — Monday, December 9 — 2 pm — Caballito

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month.  This month we will meet in Caballito.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  We really need suggestions for 2020 books.  Please send any and all to tonilin@aol.com.  We look forward to seeing you.

The book for December is The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See, 384 pages.  A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

A book that will make you cringe, but eventually pull you in to a friendship that was special and the lives of these women of the sea. It is well written, well researched and the prose is wonderful. It is a novel that shows how much we miss, misjudge, when we fail to forgive.

 

Ladies Night Out — Tuesday, November 19 — 6:30 pm — Recoleta

Hello ladies!
Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

BAIN would like to invite both BAIN DT and BAIN Suburbs to join us for this month’s Ladies Night Out featuring LOL Havings’ Spring Collection and then walking over to Maldini Bar at Buenos Aires Design.

Join us for bubbles and check out LOL Havings’ collection starting at 6:30 pm at Angele’s, located at Callao 1578, 1B (Downtown).
Don’t miss out on your chance to start doing some holiday shopping!.
https://instagram.com/lolhavings?igshid=ie4g7hh2t8ht

Then, we will walk to Maldini Bar on the terrace of the Buenos Aires Design. Food and drinks a la carte.
https://instagram.com/maldini.ba?igshid=1qp2hpn4ueity

First time? Don’t be shy, we are waiting to welcome you! And if you’re not a newcomer, this is a great opportunity to bring someone new in town.

Hope to see you there for some girlfriends’ time!

BAIN Downtown and Suburbs

End of Year Event! December 5 — Palermo — 8 to 11 pm

Join us at Cabernet Restaurant, Borges 1757. Palermo, from 8 to 11 pm to celebrate the Holiday Season together.

Buy your ticket at any  BAIN event or from any BAIN Board member — Silvia, Teresa, Paula, or Toni

RSVP to bain.downtown@gmail.com

The menu and service are outstanding.  As is the company of friends!

 

Wine & Tapas — November 16 — Palermo — 7:30 to 11 pm

Please join ​ BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Palermo, address provided upon RSVP
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time:  7:30 to 11:30 pm

How does it work? Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN Downtown members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com
The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for BAIN Downtown members interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address  chefvenetia@yahoo.com

This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only and their personal guests.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com

Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home.  Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP. If it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host at least 48 hours in advance of the event, as other members may be on a waiting list to attend.

Early Monthly Social — Friday, November 22 — held at American Club — 6 to 9 pm

This month’s BAIN DT social will be held at The American Club of Buenos Aires.  Please join us on Friday, November 22 from 6 to 9 pm.

We will have tickets for sale for the 2019 Holiday Dinner!!

At the social, both BAIN Downtown and American Club members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Important — Since the American Club is a private club, your RSVP needs to be received by November 20.  Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10° Piso – CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

BAIN Book Group — Monday, November 11 — 2 pm — Barrio Norte

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month.  This month we will meet in Barrio Norte.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  Bring suggestions for future books to the meeting or send suggestions to tonilin@aol.com.  Books for the remainder of 2019 are listed below.

At the November meeting we will be discussing Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes.

Books for the Remainder of 2019

November – Nothing to be Frightened Of – Julian Barnes, 258 pages

NATIONAL BESTSELLER,  A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty and an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for, against, and with God, and at his own bloodline, which has become, following his parents’ death, another realm of mystery.

Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.

 

December – The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See, 384 pages

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

A book that will make you cringe, but eventually pull you in to a friendship that was special and the lives of these women of the sea. It is well written, well researched and the prose is wonderful. It is a novel that shows how much we miss, misjudge, when we fail to forgive.

 

Monthly Social — American Club — 6 to 9 pm on Friday, October 23

This month’s BAIN DT social will be held at The American Club of Buenos Aires.  Please join us on Friday, October 25.  Notice our new hours — 6 to 9 pm.

Both BAIN Downtown and American Club members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Important — Since the American Club is a private club, your RSVP needs to be received by October 23.  Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10° Piso – CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

Lunch and Museo MALBA — Friday, October 18, 12 Noon

For Sale, The Hair Salon, Back to School & other works by conceptual artist Leandro Elrich

We will begin at 12 midday with a look at one part of the exhibit, break for lunch at 12:30 and visit the remaining part of the show after lunch.

WHERE: MALBA, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
WHEN: Friday 18th October
MEETING POINT & TIME: 12:00 at MALBA Reception
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 130, 102
PRICE: $1000 including a light lunch, museum entrance and tour
RSVP: +5491136782558  or   Deirdre.malone@gmail.com

LEANDRO ERLICH
We will see how Erlich rethinks moments in our everyday lives and repackages them in magical funny, nostalgic and at times disturbing ways. From the laundry to the elevator, sitting in a hair salon, a puddle on the sidewalk, a triangular garden, an underwater gathering and a journey back in time to a classroom are creations of a brilliant mind, each creating a sense of illusion that gives us all, young and old alike, an opportunity to reflect and wonder.

NININA

Ninina Bakery is MALBA’s in-house dining space. At a community table, sharing plates and a glass of wine, we will play a Q&A card game related to the exhibit before heading upstairs to the second floor.

Hope to see you there.

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