The unvarnished photographs celebrate the lives, beauty, and resilience of an oppressed group at Chile’s social peripheries in the 1980s, and the series was recently acquired by MOCA in Los Angeles.
Pablo Larraín’s intense drama expertly captures the agony and ecstasy of grief and guilt.
The Wolf House is thick with layered references to Chile’s repression under Pinochet, but it’s not necessary to understand any of them to get the full brunt of its terrifying, intricately animated imagery.
The arpilleras narrated the course of Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship through bold colors, broad stitching, and striking imagery, often incorporating fabrics from their disappeared children’s clothes.
In 1972, Stella donated “Isfahan III” (1968) to the Museum of Solidarity in Chile. After a coup d’etat, the artwork disappeared for nearly 20 years, but its story is coming to light as the museum conserves the painting with the help of the Getty Foundation.
Chile’s artistic community is criticizing the country’s recent decision to forego ARCOmadrid in 2021, arguing the government wants to censor artists who would air its human rights transgressions abroad.
Reports by the mainstream media and uploads on social media tell vastly different stories of the ongoing protests.
In a charged political moment, hybrid documentaries speak to Chilean identity and struggle better than any other form of filmmaking.
Albertina Martínez Burgos, who had been covering the Chilean government’s attacks on its citizens, was found dead in her home in Santiago. Her camera, laptop, and notes were reportedly missing from the crime scene.
The recent uprising in Chile is full of references to the beloved Negro Matapacos, who accompanied protesters for many years. As his legend spreads, so too do images of the good boy.
The Contemporary Art Fair of Chile has been postponed, galleries are temporarily shuttering, and an artist-led organization is crowdfunding for legal and medical aid for protesters.
With The Cordillera of Dreams, director Patricio Guzmán closes out a trilogy of documentaries in which he’s used Chile’s landmarks as points of inquiry into the nation’s past.