Malba (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) was founded in September 2001 with the aim of collecting, preserving, studying and disseminating Latin American art from the early twentieth century to the present. It is a private non-profit institution that preserves and exhibits a heritage of approximately 600 works by the main modern and contemporary artists of the region. Combining an increasingly dynamic calendar of temporary exhibitions with the stable display of its institutional collection, today the museum works simultaneously as a dynamic and plural space for the production of cultural and educational activities. It offers film and literature cycles, and carries out an important task of education through programs aimed at different types of audiences. www.malba.org.ar
Malba Literatura. Since its foundation the Malba’s Department of Literature has worked to promote contemporary literature by producing new gathering spaces that help writers to discuss their ideas and make themselves known through publications, conference series, interviews and congresses. It brings a monthly calendar of events that include writers, critics and art specialists from Argentina and abroad. Its international program had invited artists as John Coetzee, José Saramago, Orhan Pamuk, Sophie Calle, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tom Wolfe, Paul Auster, Siri Husdvedt, Nicole Krauss, David Lodge, Hanif Kureishi, Julian Barnes, Gianni Vattimo, Alessandro Baricco, Slalov Zizek, Gayatri Spivak, Richard Ford, Ariana Reines, Peter Adolphsen, Kenneth Goldsmith, Pierre Lemaitre, Franco Moretti, Gonçalo Tavares, Gioconda Belli, Phillipe Lohle, Rabih Mroué, Richard Sennet, Daniel Pennac, Benjamin Lacombe, Lukas Bärfuss, Tilman Rammsted, Saskia Sassen, Anthony Browne, Roger Chartier, Enrique Vila-Matas, Carlos Grassa Toro, Jean Echenoz, Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Monsiváis, Juan Villoro, Mario Bellatin, Jorge Volpi, Nélida Piñón, Arnaldo Antunes, Pedro Lemebel, Alberto Fuguet, William Ospina, Verónica Stigger, Milton Hatoum, among many others.
Malba Writers Residence. The Malba Writers Residence Programme is intended for foreign writers, offering them the opportunity to stay 5 weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their professional and artistic development. Each year two editions will be made during the months of April-May and October- November and a third edition in August – September through the RE- AC/E program, for Spanish writers. REM stands as a forum for dialogue and literary creation, not only through the work and presence of prestigious writers and specialists residing in the country, but also through annual activities and events.
Global forum. REM favors the contact of authors from different regions of the world with local artistic production, through conversations, interviews, readings and a cultural agenda of the city, adjusted to the interests of the selected authors, which can follow autonomously.
This program arises from the common objective of the REM and AC/E to favor the internationalization of the creators of Spain and Argentina and build bridges of collaboration with authors and publishers of both countries.