Inka & Niclas are part of the group exhibition Destination. From the Seaside Resort to the Cosmos at the Museo de Arte in Mar del Plata, Argentina as part of the BIENALSUR – International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America.
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.
Text by Leandro Martínez Depietri and Florencia Qualina
Image: Family Portraits X, 2018 © Inka and Niclas
Opening: October 9, 2021
Museo de Arte
Contemporáneo de la Provincia de Buones Aires
Félix U. Camet 800
Mar del Plata, Argentina
For more information about the biennial please visit the website!