The World of the Andes – Mountain Worlds

South America has always exuded a magical appeal to researchers of nature and artists from the German-speaking countries. The highpoint  of this long tradition of research was Alexander von Humboldt's journey to Latin America from 1799 to 1804. A century later, in 1903, the Leipzig-based geographer Hans Meyer and the Munich-based painter Rudolf Reschreiter set off for Ecuador, to explore the Upper Andes. Meyer researched glaciers and volcanos, painstakingly documenting the trip in diaries and photographs; Reschreiter painted the mountain landscapes.

The exhibition places Meyer's  and Reschreiter's expedition into the broader context of Andes research. 14 panels of information introduce the two protagonists, visualising a variety of facets of the journey through Reschreiter's paintings and Meyer's photographs. Comparing the historical photos with shots from more recent research graphically demonstrates the changes experienced by that South American country, its landscapes and towns. The exhibition also takes up the topic of the development of research into the Andes, as well as the artistic presentation of the Andes, conveying impressions from modern-day geo-scientific research.

Contact

Heinz Peter Brogiato
H_Brogiato(at)ifl-leipzig.de
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-126

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Publications

Kinossian, Nadir
(2017)
The cart before the horse : the perils of state-led metropolisation in Russia. -
In: Europa regional/ 23.2015 (2017) 4. - Metropolisierung und Peripherisierung in Europa. - 2017, Seite 61-68
Kühn, Manfred / Lang, Thilo
(2017)
Metropolisierung und Peripherisierung in Europa : eine Einführung. -
In: Europa regional/ 23.2015 (2017) 4. - Metropolisierung und Peripherisierung in Europa. - 2017, Seite 2-14
Kirndörfer, Elisabeth
(2017)
Créolisation à l'Est? : la génération post-1989 en Allemagne. -
In: Chimères : revue des schizoanalyses , 90 (2017), Seite 111-122
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