"Strangers in the Palace. Chapter 1" is an exhibition curated by Diana Welcher at the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Buenos Aires on the occasion of the fourth edition of Bienalsur.
Through the works of Kimsooja, Sarah Abdu, Saad Alwahede, Hmoud Alattawi, and Estanislao Florido, the show delves into alternate perspectives and illuminates previously unexplored narratives within the gaps of established histories, in an attempt to amplify Walter Benjamin's notion that an image encapsulates more historical depth than its mere observer.
Kimsooja's work, "To Breathe", ingeniously transforms the exhibition space. Boundaries are blurred, solid surfaces lose their rigidity, and confining structures seemingly metamorphose into fluid expanse to create an immersive experience.