Opening October 29th 6pm Visits: Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. In Ornamental, Débora Pierpaoli uses as a trigger the tension between civilization and barbarism, the axis of conflict and the cornerstone of Sarmiento's ideas, inextricably embedded in Argentine culture. Both realms converge through artefacts that speak of a primordial, ritual and rarefied beauty. The decorative arts and nineteenth-century modernism merge in her work in ways that are both heterodox and anti-classical. Inspired by the Sarmiento Museum collection, Ornamental creates, through totems, paintings, carpets and ceramics, a space that ambivalently situates us between the 19th century hall and the popular sanctuary.

Florencia Qualina

BIENALSUR 2021 presents Ornamental  with the support of the Cultural Heritage Secretariat of the National Ministry of Culture.

Km: 8.7

Venue: Museo Histórico Sarmiento

Address : Cuba 2079

City : Buenos Aires



Débora Pierpaoli (ARG)


Florencia Qualina (ARG)

Curatorial axes:

Fluid Constellations



From 2021/10/29

To 2022/01/30