Pinta London art show opens at Earls Court
Pinta London, the annual showcase of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese contemporary art, returns to Earls Court this week.
Running 4-7 June, this year’s show is the fourth edition of Pinta London (itself a spin-off of Pinta New York).
The exhibition brings together works from dozens of small galleries as well hosting stalls and talks. Sponsors include Gaucho restaurants and Branding Latin America, and Ventana Latina magazine is among the media types who will have a stall on the floor.
Pinta’s museum acquisitions programme is designed to help major galleries – including Tate Modern, the Pompidou Centre, and El Museo del Barrio in New York – add to their collections of Latin American art. Under the programme, Pinta puts up funds to buy artwork – funds which are then matched (or overmatched) by the museums themselves.
“Pinta London has become a key moment in the European art calendar, in prime position between the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale and Art Basel,” says Pinta chairman Alejandro Zaia.
“We are excited about the high standard of the Latin American talent which this year’s galleries will be presenting, and proud to give profile to these artists at a time when there is increased interest in buying Latin American art. We have no doubt that visitors to this year’s show will be impressed by what they will see.”
Here is a PDF of the floor plan at Pinta London 2013. Tickets are £15.