BUENOS AIRES will be seen worldwide through the mobile devices of the most influential Instagram users of the Northern Hemisphere community.
TRAVELLING MOBILE wants to organize the first meeting of this kind in Argentina. Our aim is to consolidate it and make it an annual event of reference to show and promote Buenos Aires as a cultural destination and also to promote the art exchange between a selected group of artists and Instagrammers by doing a visual arts exhibition. In this first edition, Instagramers from the Northern Hemisphere are gathering upside-down in the Southern Hemisphere, to meet and interact with users from the Argentinian and Latin-American community. For the next edition, the idea is to bring Instagram users from the South to the North Hemisphere in Barcelona.
The #upsidedownmeet was born out of a photographic project by @mevisualartist, Meritxell Soler on . She came from Barcelona to Buenos Aires and she has been living in Argentina for the last ten years. Meritxell's world was upside-down from the beginning: having Christmas in the summer and celebrating her birthday in August in the winter time. Due to this fact, she began the Upside-down photography series, consisting on self-portraits in landscapes that are not her own. Thanks to Instagram social platform, Meritxell was able to spread her art, inviting her IG friends to be upside-down with her in a big journey. Because she wants to turn around your reality and, at the same time, open a dialogue between the immigrant and emigrant fluxes nowadays, in the 21st century.
Thanks to Cultural Patronage Law of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Culture and our main sponsor Fundación Itaú, and other partners as Fundación Telefónica, this project will become a reality.
The #upsidedownmeet has three parts: a visual arts exhibition, paralell activities and the Instameet.
DAY 1Thursday March 10th.
20h. Big opening of the "North by South" exhibition at CCEBA.
DAY 2Friday March 11th. Soon more info.
DAY 3Saturday March 12th. PARALELL ACTIVITIES at Fundación Telefónica.
10:30h. Opening table with "The Art on Instagram" with @mevisualartist, @amaliaulman, @casaruiz, @piluro, @philgonzalez, @davidcuen *Registration here
12h. RYAN SCHUDE workshop *Registration here Ryan Schude (professional photographer from Los Angeles (well known on Instagram for his #schudecar hashtag) will be talking about his recently published book and select a handful of images which were made over the last 10 years to use as examples in order to explain the process of creating this type of work. He will then demonstrate the process live, by shooting a portrait and projecting the images live on the big screen for everyone to see, followed by a Question & Answer about either the talk or demonstration.
17h. IgersBsAs "Comunity of creative people" *Registration here
18:30h. "Food Stylist" by @lauraponts *Registration here
DAY 4Sunday March 13th. 14h. Instameet at the Old Inmigrants Hotel, now the Inmigrants Museum. With support of MUNTREF and UNTREF.
For control assistance, please *Registration here
We partnership with Aerolineas Argentinas as our official airline company and The airlines of SkyTeam, Official Alliance Network for our event, offering attractive airfares for #upsidedownmeet participants to bring you to Buenos Aires. Also we offer you special rates for accomodation, to give all Instagram community members the most facilities to attend the meeting.
SkyTeam comprises 20 leading international airlines:
Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlinesand Xiamen Air, serving 1,052 destinations in 177 countries with over 16,323 flights daily.
To book your travel now, visit the UPSIDEDOWNMEET reservations page
To book your accomodation please visit the following hotels with special discounts for attenders (by clicking bed icon): ***** PLAZA HOTEL BA. Using the promo code CONA (including breakfast) or CONB (without breakfast). For more assistance please contact BY EMAIL or BY PHONE