Voorlinden Museum & Gardens / Niederlande / 11.9.2016 – 19.3.2017
Eröffungsausstellung der Sammlung des Museums Voorlinden Museum & Gardens
… Patgonia is dominated by the Anden Cordillere. This range of mountains is queering the whole american continent, it is a massive natural border in many ways. In Patagonia the Andes are not only a giant climatic divide separating the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic and producing very different vegetations and other forms of life on each side, they also play a crucial role in forming the cultural identities along the distinction between east and west. Borders always become symbolic, even though they are natural. ….
– In 1843 Chile claimed the Magellan street and founded Punta Arenas in the very south of Patagonia. In 1856 both countries agreed in their treaty on a sort of border arrangement that was based on the old colonial borders, meaning on the principle of uti possidetis (as you posess) of 1810. By then the ownership of vast parts of Patagonia was unclear …