The complexion of contemporary Argentina is the direct result of the waves of immigration that have characterised its history. Aside from 16th century Spanish colonisation, Argentina’s most significant influx of settlers arrived from Europe – mainly from Spain and Italy– especially from 1880, after the full unification of the country made it possible to implement the 1859 Constitution which explicitly stated the the National government should promote European immigration.
The late 20th and early 21st centuries saw the arrival of economic migrants from Korea, China, Latin America and Eastern Europe. With them, they brought a wealth of new traditions, settling in many of the country’s urban centres.
It is clear that Argentina encouraged and valued the waves of immigrants who formed the blueprint of its heritage and who garnished its sumptuous culture. But it’s also a country which values its Indo American past.
And this constructive dialogue between European and aborigines traditions which marks the country’s distinctive character as a Nation becomes possible in a context where families socialize their children in a way that they see that diversity as an element that makes them unique in the world.
Synthesis at the end of the World” is a photo exhibition intended to show the cultural multiplicity of Argentina and highlight the paramount importance of the Argentine family in the constitution of the National being.