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Book launch: Chile International II. Sketches of the South – Maps of Tomorrow

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 19:00

Address:nGbK event space 1st floor, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
  • German
  • Spanish

Entry: free
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Discussion with the editors and artists featured in the anthology Chile International II. Skizzen des Südens – Landkarten von morgen on societal upheaval, historical engagement, and artistic positioning

With excepts from the film Humo sobre los humedales (2019–21, Spanish with English subtitles) by Barbara Marcel

The reckless plundering and privatization of natural resources have made a tangible impact on Chilean society and on the country’s landscapes. Today, fifty years after the military coup against the government of Salvador Allende, hopes for a more just, many-voiced society are mixed with forceful calls for a move away from the neoliberal model, one legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship.

“Perhaps more than ever before, it is a matter of taking sustained responsibility for collective processes.” Alejandra Rojas del Canto, Asamblea textil del Elqui

In 2019, large-scale civil society protests triggered a process of transformation in Chile, with figures from the worlds of art and culture playing an active part in the resulting debates around social participation, feminism, and climate justice.

In German and Spanish, the anthology presents a selection of artists and collectives, as well as current debates from various regions of Chile and from neighboring Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil.


Ana María Saavedra is a cultural organizer and lecturer. Luis Alarcón is an art historian and lecturer. Since 1998, they have co-run the independent art space Galería Metropolitana in the Pedro Aguirre Cerda neighborhood of Santiago de Chile.           

Barbara Marcel is an artist and filmmaker, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She lives in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. She visited Chile in 2019 for a residency organized by Galería Metropolitana and Goethe Institut Chile.

Eva-Christina Meier, a photographer, writer, and curator, lives in Berlin. She is co-editor of the anthology Chile International. Kunst, Existenz, Multitude, Berlin 2005.



Chile International II. Skizzen des Südens – Landkarten von morgen / Bocetos del sur – Mapas del devenir

Valeria Fahrenkrog, Eva-Christina Meier, Galería Metropolitana (eds.)

With contributions by: Colectivo Caput, Gonzalo Castro Colimil, Daniela Catrileo, Chawak, Elicura Chihuailaf, Mariairis Flores / Diego Parra, Valeria Fahrenkrog, Constanza Hermosilla, Barbara Marcel, Eva-Christina Meier, Galería Metropolitana, Dani Negri, Claudia Pacheco Araoz, Leonardo Portus, Radio Humedales, Danny Reveco, Alejandra Rojas del Canto, Maristella Svampa

172 pages, 40 plates
Softcover, 17.6 x 25 cm, German/Spanish
Published by nGbK, Berlin 2022, €14.80
ISBN: 978-3-938515-98-3



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