• Santiago: ciudad destino

An exhibition about migration and city. Photography, video, audio, objects, drawings, dance, investigations and conferences all come together on this exhibition organized by the Goethe-Institut together with Adolfo Ibáñez and Alberto Hurtado Universities.  

A flag composed by the flags of all countries, but the Chilean flag, undulates in front of La Moneda. This video by Iván Navarro is a part of Santiago: ciudad destino, an exhibition that presents migratory movements as a central axis of social change and the city as the platform for encounters. 

This exhibition, curated by Rodrigo Tisi includes ten works, four of them selected through an open call, German works selected for the XV Venice Architecture Biennale and investigations about census and the German colonization of the South. Besides, there will be conferences about migration.

Janet Toro presents the video recording of a performance she did in Germany. The artist drew a line for 24 hours, a line that could be a horizon for the refugees. Bernardo Oyarzún updates Photo Album, a work he did 20 years ago to portray rural-urban migration from a personal perspective. Jorge Brantmayer shares a selection of images taken during cellphone photography classes for immigrants. gt2P exhibits objects in pita created on a collaborative workshop between Chilean and foreign crafts persons with trades close to manual work. And ariztiaLAB presents videos and audio gathered during the course of an investigation of immigrant sex workers on Santiago’s historic center.

An open call permitted the selection of works that portrayed the gastronomical advance of the Franklin neighborhood, Chileans showing their city to immigrants, sharing the voice of Haitian immigrants and participating of afro dance classes.