Helvécia. A Forgotten Colonial History
In its photographic exhibition "Helvecia. A Forgotten Colonial History", the MEG lifts the veil on a little known aspect of Swiss history. From October 21, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
In its photographic exhibition "Helvécia. A Forgotten Colonial History", the MEG lifts the veil on a little known aspect of Swiss history. Although Switzerland has never had countries under its domination, it has nevertheless collaborated with colonial powers in the appropriation of foreign lands and in the practice of slavery.
The MEG exhibition presents the encounter with the inhabitants of Helvécia in Brazil, at the crossroads of a quest for identity and a research on the past of this former Swiss colony.
The exhibition was created in close collaboration with the photographer Dom Smaz and the journalist Milena Machado Neves, co-authors of a research on the village of Helvécia in Brazil, their country of origin.
The exhibition is free of charge.
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