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Chile in the 70ís: Photo Exhibition

September 16th, 2014
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News from Berlin – What is it that Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxemburg, Paris and Vienna will have in common during the upcoming month? It is the 6th “European Month of Photography” that will take place between the 16th of October and the 16th of November all over Europe. The artistic month will likewise be celebrated at the Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Berlin.  The opening exhibition of the photographs on Latin America by Jürgen Heinemann will be presented today, 16th September from 7 PM in the Chile-Room of the Embassy, Mohrenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin.

Chile 1971. A cold winter evening in the outskirts of Santiago. Women, men and children stand around yet empty sites, measure plots and build the first temporary huts of the area. The photograph Jürgen Heinamann becomes by chance witness of this illegal inhabitation during the Allende regime. No photograph - neither before, nor after Heinemann – could capture the process of these hidden actions that have always remained secret. The artist Heinemann (born 1934) between 1962 and 1983 had ten journeys throughout Latin America and took photographs covering topics, such as refuge and fight for better life conditions, which constitute the theme of the photo series. In 1971 he had two picture series exhibited in Santiago, the one with the name “Toma” which influenced the title of the current exhibition, “La Toma – das gelobte Land”, meaning promised land.

The exhibition will be open for visitors from the 17th of September, until the 12th of December.

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