Opening October 9th
Visits: Tuesday to Sunday, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm. On a first-come, first-served basis (without reservation)
The exhibition Destination. From the Seaside Resort to the Cosmos is a collective show with a critical approach to the contemporary tourism industry in relation to climate chaos, dystopian visions of the present and the socio-economic crisis we are going through, by means of a timeline that covers the historically established forms of tourism up to the most recent impulses of the new conquest of the space under the form of recreational travel.
As part of the reflections on the ways of inhabiting that BIENALSUR proposes for its 2021 edition, this exhibition develops a curatorial narrative specifically conceived for the city of Mar del Plata as one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, whose economic benefits and consequences in terms of the environment, real estate and social issues play a key role in the lives of its inhabitants.
The proposal brings together diverse perspectives from different parts of the world that explore the traces of international tourism movements, their geopolitical implications, and the environmental challenges they pose. It is an invitation to reflect upon the ways of inhabiting the territory conceived as foreign in order to envisage more sustainable and enriching futures for this important channel of cultural exchange and global expansion.
Leandro Martínez Depietri and Florencia Qualina
Destination. From the Seaside Resort to the Cosmos, crosses works by contemporary artists from the International Open Call held by BIENALSUR during 2020 and by invitation with works from the Banco Ciudad Collection, the Collection of the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Pettoruti and the Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino de Mar del Plata. It also includes private loans from the Kosice Museum, the Forner-Bigatti Foundation and the Herlitzka+Faría Gallery. This exhibition is presented at BIENALSUR 2021 with the support of the Subsecretaría de Políticas Culturales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Ministerio de Producción, Ciencia e Innovación Tecnológica, Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
The BIENALSUR 2021 presentation of Nordic artists Adam Jeppesen and Inka & Niclas is supported by the Nordisk Kultur Fond (NKF) and Danish Arts Foundation.
Photo: Family Portrait XI de Inka & Niclas