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Argentine Ambassador’s
Residence in London

49 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8QZ

Saturday 16–Sunday 24
September 2006

Contemporary Argentine art
at 49 Belgrave Square

Casa Abierta/Open House Exhibition aims to bring together some of the most important Argentine and Argentine-related contemporary artists into the intimate setting of the Ambassador’s Residence at 49 Belgrave Square.

Designed by Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855), the Official Residence was acquired by Argentina in 1936.  Since its acquisition, the imposing home has played a rich and varied role in fostering friendship and understanding between Argentine and British people. Always much more than a house with official functions, the Residence has been and aims to continue to be an authentic place of encounter and cultural exchange. 

After 70 years of it being opened to the service of Argentina, the Residence opens its doors to the public with an exhibition which pays tribute to its tradition whilst looking to the future.

Artistic performances will take place during the nine days of Casa Abierta/Open House including an Argentine banquet, the projection of luminographic paintings on the Residence’s facade and a series of conversations between the curator Gabriela Salgado and the artists. Installations, sound pieces, light projections, video, sculpture and paintings will be presented. The exhibition includes works by Jorge Caterbetti, Andrés Denegri, Leandro Erlich, León Ferrari, Patricio Forrester, Gabriela Golder, Jorge Gumier Maier, Julio Le Parc, Leonel Luna, Jorge Macchi, Jorge and Lucy Orta, Ricardo Pons, Pablo Reinoso, Silvia Rivas, Diana Schufer, María Inés Szigety, Graciela Tarquini, Carlos Trilnick, Mónica Van Asperen and Mario Verandi.

The Residence and Casa Abierta/Open House Exhibition will be part of the London Open House architectural event during the weekend of 16–17 September.


The Embassy of the Argentine Republic +44 (0)207 318 1300/1304 2006