Teatro. “CIUDAD AUTOMÁTICA, CAPÍTULO 1: Despertar en silencio”. XII Festival Cambalache.

Teatro. “CIUDAD AUTOMÁTICA, CAPÍTULO 1: Despertar en silencio”. XII Festival Cambalache.

Performance born from the series of paintings and objects “Automatic City” by Josie Watson. With a comic dimension, the interactive city summarizes in images an old and quiet landscape struggling to wake up. Cosmovisions of the new era, technology and humanism bursting out neatly on any bench in the city of Buenos Aires, 21st century.

Intérpretes:Nuria Schneller, Josie Watson

Coreografía:Nuria Schneller

Escenografía: Josie Watson

Dirección:Nuria Schneller, Josie Watson

Theatre: Santos 4040.




XII Festival Cambalache


Jueves 14 y Viernes 15 de Diciembre — 20 y 22 hs — Santos 4040.
Jueves 14 y Viernes 15 de Diciembre — 23 hs — Santos 4040.
Sábado 9 de Diciembre — 23 hs — Espacio Cultural Oliverio Girondo.
Domingo 17 de Diciembre — 23 hs — La Viruta Tango Club.
Lunes 11 de Diciembre — 21 hs — Espacio Cultural Oliverio Girondo.


1 Función + Café Concert : $ 100.-
Café Concert : $ 100.-
2 Funciones + Café Concert : $ 200.-
Abono por las 6 funciones : $ 400.-
Podés comprar tus entradas online en Alternativa Teatral o en Santos 4040, a partir de las 18hs. de los días de funciones.

MILONGA de apertura y cierre con Performance en Oliverio y La Viruta: $ 100.-
Las entradas se compran directamente en el lugar.
* Reservas Oliverio Girondo: WhatsApp: 15 2301 3871

PRESENTACIÓN DE LIBROS y CINEFILIA TANGUERA son actividades con entrada gratuita (capacidad limitada).

SANTOS 4040 : Santos Dumont 4040.
LA VIRUTA Tango Club : Armenia 1366.

Una miradita a los artistas del XII Festival Cambalache!


El XII Festival Cambalache cuenta con el auspicio de Pro-danza (Gob. de la CABA) y Puntos de Cultura.
Y una de las obras “Escarabajeando”, ha recibido un subsidio para participar del XII FC. de la Embajada de Austria en Buenos Aires.

El Festival Cambalache es un evento anual independiente e internacional que ofrece espacios para mostrar las obras escénicas que entrecruzan los lenguajes del tango con la danza y el teatro, así como también los proyectos experimentales y los trabajos en proceso relacionados con los lenguajes propuestos.
Único en su género en todo el mundo el Festival Cambalache ha logrado convocar a quienes aportan concepto y sentido teatrales al tango, concibiendo espectáculos integrales, de manifiesta fusión y renovación de los lenguajes artísticos. Esta tendencia se ha desarrollado también fuera de nuestras fronteras y las mejores producciones tienen su lugar en el mismo festival. Numerosos artistas han encontrado en el Festival el impulso fundamental para desarrollar sus creaciones y búsquedas estéticas.

El Festival Cambalache ha sido declarado de “Interés Cultural” por el Ministerio de Cultura de la Presidencia de la Nación, la Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y la Municipalidad de Buenos Aires, desde el año 2005-2017.


La Asociación Civil Cambalache ha sido constituida el 22 de Agosto 2007. Tiene personería jurídica otorgada por Resolución de la IGJ Nro. 458 / 2009.
Los motivos de su creación son los declarados en su propia denominación “para la promoción del tango – danza – teatro” y en particular para sustentar el desarrollo del Festival Cambalache. Los XI Festivales Cambalache realizados a partir del año 2004, son el antecedente de producción artística más importante de la Asociación Civil Cambalache.

En la actualidad está constituida por José Garófalo, Alberto Goldberg, Irina Jabsa, Hugo Mastrolorenzo, Tomás Calello, Alejandra Gutty y Claudia Lombardi, artistas de larga trayectoria en la actividad del tango y el teatro en sus facetas de bailarines, coreógrafos, directores escénicos, organizadores y productores de eventos.

Nueva Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación

Nueva Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación

Opening: 6 October 2017, 17 hs.

Institute: Nueva Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación, Callao 57, Buenos Aires.


Josie Watson visits the high institute where she first learned to fuse traditional and digital art. In the New School, technical careers are taught at an initial level with a special focus on manual techniques together with specialized new technologies for each of them. The artist found here the first space where she could get to know the software and systems with which she would later work on a daily basis.

Josie Watson maintains a fraternal relationship with the New School, accompanying it in multiple activities, giving open classes and tuttoring students in their creative searches.

In 2018 the artist donated to the New School an App with which the murals in the corridors of the old building made by the former students could be seen animated. The walls would come alive! The App was one of the activities that the institution was able to present in its first participation in the 2018 Buenos Aires Museum Night. This type of works done by the alumni promotes the collaboration spirit of an institution that accompanies artists from different creative disciplines on their way to professionalizing their passion and mastering their own careers.


Caja de Cristal, Banco Ciudad

Caja de Cristal, Banco Ciudad

Opening: 2 October 2017, 18 hs. Open until 31st of October.

Institute: Banco Ciudad, Florida 302, Buenos Aires.

Banco Ciudad, the public banck of the city of Buenos Aires is the official patreon of the exhibition “Ciudad Automática of Buenos Aires”, the new icon of the city of Buenos Aires. Josie Watson presents this Art & Technology initiative with an innovative event that you will be able to experience from your cell phone in your city, live and in person.

WatsOnArt is an Argentine interactive art production company specially designed to generate intuitive, inclusive and educational artistic experiences suitable for all audiences. There will also be two interactive installations, and a tango performance by Nuria Schneller.

Created by young Argentine professionals specialized in plastic arts, technology, digital projections, programming, animation, design, theater, music and literature, WatsOnArt transmits in its products the freshness and novelty of cooperative work, a lifestyle that brings together the team members in the same vision of the future of culture, around the plastic artist Josie Watson, director of the project.

The App will be launched at the opening of the exhibition “Ciudad Automática de Buenos Aires” on October 2, 2017 in the city of Buenos Aires, at the branch of Banco Ciudad de microcentro, Florida 302. It is an interactive platform that will offer the viewer to interact with the paintings exhibited in the exhibition, with certain places in the city and with social networks.

WatsOnArt conceives technology as a generator of new forms of emotion that force art to renew itself. That is why it faces the challenge of promoting a new cultural identity that completes the content that other digital and traditional tourism and art platforms are not providing, and gives new generations the tools to generate their new cultural language.

Legislatura Porteña de Buenos Aires

Legislatura Porteña de Buenos Aires

The exhibition “Ciudad Automática de Buenos Aires” by the plastic artist Josie Watson, which is based on art and interactivity within the city, is exhibited in the Hall of Honor of the Buenos Aires Legislature. It is available until July 21st.

“Ciudad Automática de Buenos Aires” is an art exhibition that presents the city of Buenos Aires through art and interactivity. It is an exhibition with works inspired by everyday places and characters of the city of Buenos Aires, created by the plastic artist Josie Watson. It intertwines her paintings on canvas with other disciplines, such as music, literature, sculpture, digital projections, augmented reality, interactive installations and social networks.

The aim of WatsOnArt is to promote art through a platform that enables urban interactivity. Josie Watson is currently working on commissions for the Automatic City series, developing the Automatic City® project and directing the muralism initiative in his neighbourhood entitled “Balvanera Project”.

Josie Watson has been developing the Automatic City® painting series since 2009, with which she has gained recognition in the national market. She was invited to exhibit in 2011 at ArteBA together with Banco Ciudad, in 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art of La Plata by the Association of Friends of MACLA, in 2014 at the art gallery of the British Arts Center (BAC) of the Argentine Association of English Culture (AACI) where she exhibits works of the series Ciudad Automática belonging to private collections of the city never before exposed.



British Art Center – Automatic City – Josie Watson

British Art Center – Automatic City – Josie Watson

Ciudad Automática (Automatic City) is the creation of the artist Josie Watson that will be officially exhibited for the first time in the city of Buenos Aires in the three floored gallery of the British Arts Center (BAC). The series of paintings was inspired in 2008 by the question about her father’s decision to return to live in Argentina, when he was only 17, in view of the possibility of having chosen Syndey and its (very different) quality of life.
Ciudad Automática expresses the experiences that the artist went through in her youth in this chaotic city, at times unintelligible, at times revealing. Chaos and realization are uniquely captured in works where hyperrealism and her graphic style are twinned with an irresistible tension.
July 10th to 31st at the British Art Center (BAC) of the AACI (Argentine Association of English Culture) in Suipacha 1333
Visits: Monday to Friday from 3 to 9 pm.

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Auction. Emerging artists of Buenos Aires. Record Sale

Auction. Emerging artists of Buenos Aires. Record Sale

Banco Ciudad continues its policy of supporting emerging artists

October 15, 2012 Mario Gilardoni 0 Comments

Written by Mario Gilardoni

With its “New Aires Art” label, the Bank continues to promote auctions with works by young artists who have not yet entered the commercial auction circuit. And to do so, it does not spare any of the attributes that surround its traditional operations: a first-class catalogue, advertising support and the entire sales structure at the service of this operation.

The public rewarded with the best offer a mixed technique of Josie Watson, who did not hesitate to put everything in the grill since “Avenida Corrientes – De la serie automática” obtained the first prize of the Salón Estímulo de Ramos Mejía. Made this year in a measure of 100×120 cm it was paid 8.625 pesos.

With an image that reveals the Caribbean spirit of his work, Ebenezer Leyva of Cuban origin, collected 6,400 pesos for “El vuelo del Icaro” of 136×90 cm. Third place on the price podium went to a sculpture by Federico Klarich made up of wooden assemblages that gave shape to the “Dog” of 80x110x55 cm which was paid 4,000 pesos.

The Bank’s firmness in supporting this philosophy of encouraging young artists was reflected in the synthetic comment of Carlos Leiza -responsible for the sales area- “For next year we plan to hold three auctions similar to those we held in 2012”.

Press Note: http://trastiendaplus.com/el-banco-ciudad-sigue-con-su-politica-de-apoyo-a-los-artista-emergentes/

“Avenida Corrientes”, 100×120 cm, 2012.

First Emerging Art Auction of Buenos Aires – Banco Ciudad

First Emerging Art Auction of Buenos Aires – Banco Ciudad

For the first time, work by emerging artists was auctioned

It was organized at Banco Ciudad. Out of more than 70 lots, two-thirds were sold.

EMERGING ART. “Novel aesthetic proposals, without space in traditional galleries,” defined the head of Art at Banco Ciudad.

Tagged as: Banco Ciudad cultura Profundo, creative, dynamic”, harangue the auctioneer. Three adjectives to motivate a room that responds with laziness to the plastic works reproduced by plasma TVs and that are offered, one after the other, as “good future investments” of emerging artists that, it is assumed, will make tomorrow more than what is spent today.

The scene takes place in the Santa María de los Buenos Ayres Auditorium, at the Esmeralda branch of Banco Ciudad. For the first time, a public auction of works by emerging artists from the local plastic art scene was organized, and in this way they find their opportunity to make their way into the gallery circuit and enter the famous “market”, that elusive space where silent battles for recognition are fought.

“What is emerging is not defined by the age of the artists, but by those novel aesthetic proposals, of plastics without space in the traditional galleries and that, in general, are still in full learning”, defines Cristina Alonso, head of Art of the bank and one of those who made the selection of works to be finished.

The room is not crowded, but more than fifty people are watching the works and smiling with the efforts that the auctioneer Ricardo Vitaliti makes to catch buyers. At first, the works do not arouse much interest, but it is enough for one of the attendees to raise his hand in bidding, so that a small price escalation is triggered: the mechanism of the market operating in the open.

The selection of the works to be auctioned is the responsibility of the bank, but they rely on recommendations from galleries, private collectors and established artists. Two of them, Duillo Pierri and Maggie de Koenisgberg, accompany the students they recommended to the auction, who are now making their debut in the business of selling their creativity.

The aesthetic languages of the auction are multiple and range from the figurative to the geometric and expressionism. Most of the buyers are “young collectors with a mentality, with the capacity to discover what is not yet positioned in the market,” says Alonso.

For the bank’s press secretary, Jorge Velásquez, the experience was encouraging. “For a large auction, with more than 70 lots, two thirds have been sold, with values that doubled or tripled the base,” he says. And he promises to repeat, extending the call to students from universities and art schools who want to make their debut in the market.

 The link: http://www.revistaenie.clarin.com/arte/primera-subasto-obra-artistas-emergentes_0_496750533.html

“Un beso en Ciudad Automática”, 120×120 cm, oil on canvas, 2010.

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