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Located in the former Postal Palace, Buenos Aires' Central Post Office, with its imposing architecture from the early 20th Century, and even more imposing size, the CCK has become a true “home of public content” in the middle of the city. It is a participatory and federal space, a place for reflection and pluralistic interaction.
After a first restoration and conversion of the historical building, a first area was inaugurated in 2010 under the name Centro Cultural del Bicentenario (as part of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the Revolution of May). Its definitive inauguration took place in 2015 renamed as Centro Cultural Kirchner in memory of the former president. Since 2016, the center is branded simply as CCK.
Its multidisciplinary program, including visual arts, music, theater, dance, children’s workshops, lectures and conferences, focuses on quality and diversity for experiences that span from the traditional to the very forefront of contemporary art practices.
The CCK assumes its role as a platform that aims to promote an exchange of ideas about culture and the values of today’s society, in order to build a shared reflection together with a wide and heterogeneous audience.
As the largest cultural center in Latin America, it has more than 50 exhibition halls which means approx. 15,000 sqm; 1 Symphony Hall with a 2000-person capacity; 16 rehearsal rooms and 1 glass dome with two terraces that offer breathtaking views of the city.
The Visual Arts department proposes a program based on central themes that forge a path towards new ways of transmitting culture, creating content that moves beyond the exhibition format.
Exhibitions, interventions, site- and time-specific installations, performances in unconventional spaces and theoretical debates on current issues act as a starting point for relating content that transcends its format. The program brings into dialogue Argentinean and international artists, who in turn integrate the public into exceptional cultural experiences strengthening the bonds between the spectators and the public institution.
(From press information)
Internat. Architecture Exhibition, 22 May - 21 November 2021. Curator: Hashim Sarkis.
59th International Art Exhibition, 23 April - 27 November 2022. Artistic Director: Cecilia Alemani.