The University’s museum will meet again with its public from Friday, August 27 with the exhibitions For all the men of the world and After Babel, which will be joined by the inaugurations of BIENALSUR.
After several months of not receiving visits due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MUNTREF Immigrants Hotel Headquarters will open its doors to the public again as from August 27, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. In order to visit this venue, a prior reservation must be done through the Museum View MUNTREF application, which can be downloaded from both the Google Playstore and the App Store, or by writing to email@example.com. The tours will befall in small groups and applying all current health protocols.
Those who attend will be able to enjoy the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Immigration, For all the men of the world, and the group exhibition that currently houses the Center for Contemporary Art, After Babel. Translations from the Río de la Plata, curated by the French linguist Barbara Cassin (Académie Française/CNRS), and Marina Aguerre and Leandro Martínez Depietri (Dr. Norberto Griffa Institute for Research in Art and Culture-IIAC of UNTREF).
For all the men of the world is an exhibition focused on the migratory processes that took place in Argentina, focusing on three moments: travel, arrival and insertion, and legacy. It includes photographs, audiovisual pieces, documents and installations based on a research work coordinated by the historian Marcelo Huernos.
For its part, After Babel. Translations from the Río de la Plata positions translation as a political tool and presents works by renowned artists such as Marta Minujín, Xul Solar, Grete Stern, Gustave Doré and León Ferrari, as well as documents, texts and translations by Jorge Luis Borges, Sixto Palavecino, Victoria Ocampo, Walt Whitman, José Hernández and Juan Domingo Perón, among others. This exhibition counts with the production of the IIAC-UNTREF and the co-production of the Institut français d’Argentine, the Ambassade de France in Argentine, the Alliance Française Buenos Aires and the Organization internationale de la francophonie, in addition to the support of Translitterae.
Since September, the MUNTREF Immigrants Hotel Headquarters will also host BIENALSUR inaugurations with projects by Latin American, European and Asian artists and curators. Among them, Kimsooja Buenos Aires Chapter 1: The encounter with the other, by the Korean artist Kimsooja and curated by Diana Wechsler, BIENALSUR’s Artistic Director.
There will also be other proposals curated by the Italian Benedetta Casini, the Colombian Alex Brahim and the Spanish Valentín Roma, involving artists such as the Swedish Peter Johansson and the Argentine Nora Ancarola, among many other artists selected from projects arising from the International Open Call carried out by BIENALSUR during 2020.