Taking the form of a photo-essay, this exhibition highlights a selection of key events from the period. This exhibition can also be seen as a conceptual cartography of the route between two locations in Rotterdam: the Salvador Allende Street in ‘s- Gravenland-Oost and the André van der Louw Bridge in Wijnhaven. The names of this existing street and bridge were given in 1990 and 2015, respectively, recognizing the contributions of these politicians. The route also acknowledges the active Chilean community in Rotterdam.
This exhibition is the sixteenth edition of Rotterdam Cultural Histories, a collaborative project between Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and TENT, both housed in this building. Begun in 2014, this long-term research project focuses on studying of these institution’s common roots in Rotterdam. Special thanks to Juan Heinsohn Huala, Jorge Kata Nuñez, BKOR (Siebe Thissen, Nienke Post, Caro van der Pluijm), Hans Abelman, Ricardo Cuadros, Martín la Roche, Jorge Arrate, Ana Maria Fernandez, Paul Goede, Karla Hinojosa, Wendy van Slagmaat-Bos, and the Embassy of Chile in the Hague.