The wish of collector Aldo Rubino – to have a place to gather his collection of geometric abstraction - finally became a reality in September, 2012 when the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires opened its doors with the exhibition titled “Global Exchange, geometric abstraction since 1950”.
Placed in a building of simple lines and restrained materials, the design of the museum enhances the kind of art collection which began to be shown at that time to the Argentinean public. That foundational show gathered an extensive ensemble of modern and contemporary works of art, both of national and international origin.
The exhibitions that followed had as main objectives to expand the knowledge about artists of the collection, and at the same time, to contribute to the construction of a network of cooperation with international institutions.
Five years after its foundation, MACBA - Fundación Aldo Rubino undertakes the new challenge of thinking abstraction as a language in which contemporary artists resume, with the purpose of turning it into a field of research and insertion within the social landscape.
Looking to amplify its objectives, MACBA promotes a critical curatorial practice, which permits the construction of links between the visual productions of the museum with the audiences that make for critical thinking.