Guzmán sits with Hyperallergic for a conversation about the lost promise of Salvador Allende’s presidency, enduring personal and collective trauma, and the continued possibility for a new revolution.
Patricio Guzmán combines reflection on the past, observation of the present, and hope for the future into an expansive vision of all the ideas he’s explored in his work.
A proposed left-leaning constitution was voted down this weekend, but the artworks remain, calling for universal human rights, environmental justice, and social equality.
Combining elements of Surrealism, Symbolism, and portraiture, Vicuña’s paintings are parables of personal and political awakening.
A small lithography school in the Chilean island is yielding marvelously intricate works, but needs support to restock dwindling supplies.
Instead of believing I’m helping local artists by bringing international art to Chiloé, the best contribution I can make may be to help provide a venue where local artists and artisans can show their art for the benefit of each other.
Here I am on this island many thousands of miles away, in pursuit of something that compels me to return over and over again, and to continue dreaming of a truly marvelous future art exhibition that I may never end up organizing.
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.