Art and History
Tucked around the corner from the Buquebus terminal in Dársena Norte lies the former home of thousands of immigrants who made their way to Buenos Aires predominately from Italy and Spain, along with people from Syria, Ukraine and even Switzerland. Upon entry, many lived in the Hotel de Inmigrantes, which now serves as an immigration museum and houses a university-run contemporary art center. While the space reminded me of a visit to San Francisco's Alcatraz, it made Brazilian artist Vik Muniz's work no less impressive.
By Jamie Sosoff