Coverbild Monolith. Controversies
Monolith. Controversies
Pabelión de Chile
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Edited by: Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmarola
Texts by: Boris Groys, Adrian Forty, Catherine Ingraham, David Edgerton, Eden Medina, Manuel Corrada, Servando Mora, Nolberto Salinas, Alberto Arenas, Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmarola, Pablo Magazine
Graphic Design: Martin Bravo
Contributions: Nolberto Salinas Gonzalez, Patricio Nunez, Gianfranco Foschino
Spanish
May 2014 , 352 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
203mm x 167mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3826-2
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A large concrete panel is the centerpiece of the Chil­ean Pavilion. It was one of the first original wall panels produced by the Chilean KPD plant. Donated in 1971 by the Soviet Union to support president Salvador Allende’s Democratic Road to Socialism, the factory complex produced prefabricated housing components. This panel has since been the subject of several polit­ical and ideological controversies. Allende himself signed the wet concrete, only for his gesture to be lat­er covered over by Augusto Pinochet, who hid it be­neath a representation of the Virgin and Child framed by two colonial lamp fixtures. By bringing together the voices of former KPD workers, inhabitants of housing built with these elements, and invited au­thors, this book tells the history of this panel, thus making a fundamental contribution to the exhibition theme Absorbing Modernity 1914–2014. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3827-9) Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia – 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice 7.6.–23.11.2014
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