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Amalia Cross

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El arte es en algún momento un animal vivo. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

Amid branches, foliage and fauna, art historian Amalia Cross walks through the halls of an exhibition that illuminates memory with firefly light, and expands the limits of the institutional through a jungle museography.

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  1. Fragment from the poem “Arte contemporáneo” by Elvira Hernández (Los trabajos y los días. Santiago: Lumen, 2017, 273).

  2. “The owners of the great machines of monopoly capitalism (…) needed a science that would ‘establish’ the jungle peace (…) combined with a transcendent ethics of hunting”. Donna Haraway, “Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden” in Social Text No. 11
    (New York City: Duke. University Press, 1984-1985), 20–64.

  3. María José Ferrada, “Vamos a hacer un sol”. En la selva hay mucho por hacer. Santiago: MSSA, 2022.

  4. On the history of the MSSA, see: María Berríos, “‘Struggle as Culture’: The Museum of Solidarity, 1971-1973”, Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, (London), Issue 44, Fall–Winter 2017, 130-141.

  5. Claire Bishop, Museología radical. Buenos Aires: Libretto, 2018, 8.


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