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Street art. Buenos Aires. Argentina, March 2017. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

22 Mar 2017

Mexicans come from Aztecs, Peruvians from Incas, Argentinians…from the boats

“The Mexicans come from the Aztecs, the Peruvians from the Incas, and the Argentinians…from the boats.” said once the Mexican poet Octavio Paz talking about the essence of the origin of the Argentinian nation.
Aside from 16th century Spanish colonisation, Argentina’s most significant influx of settlers arrived from Europe – mainly from Spain and Italy – coinciding with the definitive constitution of the state in 1880.
Argentine rulers intended the country to welcome productive immigration, although selectively; and Article 25 of the 1853 Constitution says: ‘The Federal Government will encourage European immigration, and it will not restrict, limit or burden with any taxes the entrance into Argentine territory for foreigners who come with the goal of working the land, improving the industries and teaching the sciences and the arts”.
Barrio of Mataderos. Buenos Aires. Argentina, April 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

20 Mar 2017

Fighting cock walking under the eyes of Fabrice Bousteau

Gallo de pelea caminando por la vereda. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2017 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

15 Mar 2017

Dancing in the park

A dance show in the park inspired by Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) and created by the choreographer and dancer Ana González Vañek (art de la scène). Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2017 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

13 Mar 2017

El Elvis argentino

Sandro (1945-2010), rock singer, was considered the “argentinian Elvis”. Very popular, he sold 22 millions LP’s. On ’98-’99 he fulfilled 40 times (!!!!!!!) consecutively the Gran Rex a 3300 seats theater  in Buenos Aires. The picture was taken at the entrance of Gran Rex. Buenos Aires. Argentina, April 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

6 Mar 2017

Creole last supper

Unknown picture of a wall, a security camera and a locally very famous picture (Marcos Lopez “Asado en mendiolazo”), inspired by a worldwide known painting. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

24 Feb 2017

“Originals”

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Fusione o asimmetria socio-culturali? Rho, Italia, September 2015. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

24 Nov 2016

El torito de mataderos y…Julio Cortazar

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A family is lunching under a mural making a tribute o “El torito de Mataderos”. The “bull of Mataderos” (Matadors is a Buenos Aires typical neighborhood), Justo Suarez was a popular Argentine light weight boxer who died at 29 years old. His huge popularity was widely greater than his professional achievements as a fighter. Suárez was the first sportsman that became an idol, having gained popularity in Argentina during the decade of the 1930s. Julio Cortazar dedicated him a tale: “Torito”. Buenos Aires. Argentina, June 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

16 Nov 2016

Teatro de la inclusion – backstage

Backstage del “Teatro de la inclusion” de la organización Proyectarg. Trabajo teatral protagonizado por adolescentes sobre, entre otros, el tema de la violencia. Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

28 Oct 2016

Tango multiple, painting and dancing

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Guillermo Alio in his atelier in La Boca, the Buenos Aires neighborhood best known for being the gate way for immigrants in Argentina. He holds a painting made while is dancing tango. Guillermo and his partner dip their hands and feet in paint and dance the tango on a piece of fabric, creating a painting as they dance tango. Of Spanish and Syrian origins, Guillermo, born in Tucuman, is also an interesting example of the amazing creativity of the city. He is a great and generous guy. Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

14 Oct 2016