Chronotopography DM for IFA

Mural Infographic

From November 12, 2021 to February 20, 2022 the art exhibition “Umbrales – Auf der Schwelle” took place at ifa Gallery Stuttgart. The exhibit explores the changes, insecurity and vulnerability of our societies in times of multiple global crises, using a specific occurrence: the protests in Chile in October 2019. A chronotopography with texts by David Maulén de los Reyes explains the events in Chile since then, providing a contextual framework for visitors to the exhibition.

Commission: David Maulén de los Reyes (Chile)
Client: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart (Germany)
Year: 2021

The chronotopography articulates different historical events on the map of the Santiago de Chile subway network, redefining its lines and stations as symbolic nodes. The information details why, when and how Chilean citizens have mobilized to demand the fulfillment of their human and fundamental rights, making visible complex connections not only with the country’s socio-political past but also with German history.

Originally written in Spanish, this chronotopography was displayed in German in the public reading area of the exhibition. It was also translated into English, and all three versions were delivered for both print production and media display.

“Umbrales – Auf der Schwelle” was curated by Bettina Korintenberg in cooperation with the Bienal de Artes Mediales in Santiago de Chile, while its production was coordinated by Constanza Güell.