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Xul Solar, Buenos Aires

Xul Solar - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Xul Solar
Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1425Map
+54 11 4824 3302/+54 11 4821 5378
Neighborhood: Palermo
Overview

The museum and headquarters of the Pan Club Foundation is what used to be the residence of the late Xul Solar. It houses a permanent exposition of much of his works. The building's architectural layout is outstanding; it was especially designed by Architect Pablo Beitía with the aim of displaying the artist's work. The uneven back yard coincides with the house's old garden, while the interior communicates with the terrace and with the second floor, where Xul used to live. The simple furniture was designed by the artist himself. There is also a piano, some puppets, and an enormous library. Xul Solar developed a versatile, eccentric personality, of great genius. This personality led him to perform on many disciplines: inventions, chess, astrologically-based tarot, a fuller-sounding piano with 3 rows of textured keys for people with sight impediments, architectural ideas in urbanism and landscaping, and even linguistics by creating the "neocriollo": a humorous mixture of Spanish and Portuguese. He attempted to found pan-universalism as a base in which people of every nation and religion could meet. His greatest achievement was in painting. In this field he is renowned as predecessor in surrealism in a Latin American reality. With his small, colorful watercolours he uncovered a mysterious world of symbols (represented, for example, by arrows and stairs) and unveiled the path of surreal culture.

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Xul Solar General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Type: Other
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Agüero
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