ANGELIKA MARKUL / TIERRA DEL FUEGO / THE MUSEUM OF HUNTING AND NATURE/ PARIS, 4.09 – 02.12.2018

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“Tierra del Fuego is a polymorphous artistic project, an ensemble of works revolving around the disappearance of a landscape of glaciers. The eponymous archipelago which inspired the series can be found at the confluence of Argentina and Chile in the extreme south of the American continent – Patagonia. The exceptional and characteristic landscape of this region of the world is disappearing progressively under the effect of climate change in the same way that this land occupied by the Amerindian civilizations for 12,000 years was decimated by the Europeans. In The Memory of the Glaciers, which accelerates the process of melting, Markul reveals the memories hidden in the ice and evokes a series of phenomena and influences that together make a symphony for the end of the world: drawings and masks evoking the lost traditions of yagans, nomadic fishermen from Tierra del Fuego; a sculpture, the mylodon, this endemic prehistoric animal now extinct; or the Iluvia lenta (“slow rain”) of the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, who calls for a necessary reconnection with Mother Earth.
She pursues the obsessions which are central to her work such as the passage of time and the escape of memory and material traces. His artistic practice was born of a utopia, that of a total archeology, a seamless archive of the traces of lives, whether human, animal or plant.”


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