Exhibition / Museum
Chile, memory in the making,
photographs by Patrick Zachmann26 Nov - 8 Dec 2003
The event is over
"The coup d'état of Augusto Pinochet in September 1973 marked our generation. It was the epitome of the unacceptable, absolute evil. Without realizing it, I erased Chile from my world map. It simply didn't exist any more. I never really found the country again until Pinochet was arrested in October 1998, like a pain buried in the subconscious. When I saw the films of Patricio Guzman, I realized how far Chile had lapsed into a state of amnesia.
Only then did I understand that this was perhaps Pinochet's greatest victory.
The photographs try to capture the atmosphere and signs of a country that cultivates its ancient past but which has built up a collective amnesia shrouding its recent history. In addition, there is an installation of portraits of Chilean prisoners who have disappeared, put together by two Chilean photographers, Claudio Perez and Rodrigo Gomez, like ghosts from a memory which refuses to go away".
12h - 21h, every days except tuesdays