• On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the alliance between Berlin and Buenos Aires, and in the context of BIENALSUR, this exhibition is dedicated to exploring parallel areas of experience on both sides of the Atlantic. Four artistic positions are presented  which question the relationship between subjective and collective experience and the way they are transmitted. The selected works highlight the historical, economic and biographical trends that shape cultural identity individually.

    Beweis zu nichts (Proof of Nothing) by Marcel Odenbach (*1953) takes advantage of the turbulent history of the monument’s design to commemorate the Buchenwald concentration camp to portray the ideologized culture of remembrance. Gabriela Golder (*1971), in her work On the Other Side, uses the personal stories of refugees and migrants to create an imaginary space that establishes a direct link between the past and the present. Both They Shoot Horses, by Edith Dekyndt (*1960), and the monumental sculpture by Eduardo Basualdo (*1977) evoke silent images that cover what is at once elusive and inexpressible of an undeniably physical corporeality.

    The Immigrant Hotel, built in the first decade of the twentieth century to receive waves of immigrants from Europe, has a history closely linked to the events taking place at that time in Germany and the rest of Europe. The works distil the meaning of memory, between the historical connection and the pain of uprooting inherent in immigration. In the context of ideological manipulation and economic crises, the exhibition highlights the parallel experiences that shape societies on both continents in different ways, and define the approach needed to meet today’s challenges.

    Artist: Eduardo Basualdo (ARG), Edith Dekyndt (DEU), Gabriela Golder (ARG) and Marcel Odenbach (DEU)

    MUNTREF Headquarters Immigrant Hotel

    From 25 June to 30 November

    Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00 hs.

    Av Antártida Argentina (between Dirección Nacional de Migraciones and Buquebus). Entrance by Naval Post. Puerto Madero.