Patrick Hamilton | FONDAZIONE PASTIFICIO CERERE

Ultramar Sur
curated by Marcello Smarrelli
26 Oct 2017 – 30 Nov 2017

The Fondazione Pastificio Cerere foundation and the l’IILA-Italo-Latin American Institute present Ultramar Sur, the first Italian exhibition by Chilean artist Patrick Hamilton, curated by Marcello Smarrelli. The exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Marco Scotini.

The entire project aims at unveiling forgotten stories from the past. Indeed, the title of the exhibition, namely Ultramar Sur, coincides with that of the last secret operation of the Third Reich, which saw 50 Nazi leaders escape to Latin America by submarine in search of a neutral land where to seek refuge after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Patrick Hamilton ideally dedicates this research to Roberto Bolaño’s book “Nazi Literature in the Americas”, where the Chilean writer provocatively states that many Nazis chose Latin America because they considered it as the ideal place where to hide and be tolerated, in a cultural context characterised by an unconventional and heroic understanding of life.

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