Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Collection of Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende Collection (MSSA) is a museum of modern and contemporary art with one of the most important collections in Latin America, counting more than 2,800 artworks—a growing number thanks to continuing donations of works by prominent contemporary artists. Its origins date to 1971 in Santiago, when a project arose to promote the donation of artworks from artistic circles in the Americas and Europe to the Salvador Allende’s Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) government in order to create a museum for the people of Chile. Three exhibitions were held before the coup d’etat in 1973. The project was reorganized in 1975 from abroad as the Museo Internacional de la Resistencia Salvador Allenda, with the donation of new artworks to denounce the atrocities committed by the civic-military dictatorship, as a gesture of resistance. From 1991, after the return of democracy in Chile, the collections of previous periods were gathered and placed under the care of the current MSSA in their status of public patrimony. Since 2005, the Fundación Arte y Solidaridad has been in charge of managing, disseminating, researching, and activating this collection and its archive. Today, MSSA is recognized for its curatorial line of art and politics, expressed in periodical exhibitions based on its collection and exhibitions of contemporary art that it coproduces, for its innovative work of public formation based on critical museology and popular education, and for its systematic co-creative work in the República neighborhood, where the museum is located.

Featuring: Anders Åberg, Ximena Armas, Derek Boshier, Francisco Brugnoli, Valentina Cruz, Maryse Eloy, Öyvind Fahlström, Leonilda González, Patricia Israel, Hanns Karlewski, Myra Landau, Carol Law, Ricardo Mesa, Gontran Guanaes Netto, Luis Felipe Noé, Alberto Pérez, Paul Peter Piech, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Alfredo Portillos, Lilo Salberg, Hugo Rivera-Scott, Eduardo Terrazas, Luis Tomasello, Ryszard Winiarski

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Facade view of Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, August 2018. Santiago, Chile. Photo: Gabriel Ortega.

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