Openings BIENALSUR 2021 in Chile

2021/10/12

The exhibition I will tell God everything, by the Uruguayan-Chilean Pedro Tyler and curated by the Argentine Cristina Rossi, will be inaugurated on October 13 at the Montecarmelo Cultural Center, in Santiago de Chile. On the other hand, on October 15 at the Extension Center of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage (CENTEX) of Valparaíso, will be the turn for Objectionable Structures, by the Chilean Adolfo Bimer and the Argentine Luciana Lamothe, with curatorship by the Argentine Fernando Farina and the Chilean Pedro Donoso, an exhibition that joins Aridity Exercises, by the Argentine-Chilean Celeste Rojas Mugica with curatorship by the Argentine Florencia Battiti, inaugurated on October the 1st. BIENALSUR 2021, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South created by the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina, arrives again in Chile with an exhibition that opens on October 13 in the Providencia district, in Santiago, and another that will be presented on October 15 in the city of Valparaíso, in addition to the one already inaugurated on October 1 at the same venue. All the exhibitions represent a collaborative work between artists and curators from both sides of the mountain range. On October 13, at the Montecarmelo Cultural Center, in Santiago, I will tell God everything, with works by the Uruguayan-Chilean artist Pedro Tyler and curatorship by the Argentine Cristina Rossi, will inaugurate. The proposal’s raw material to be presented at KM 1137 in BIENALSUR are bullets. In times of increasing violence, Tyler redefines these elements of war and takes them to a playful level. The artist uses the tip of the ammunition to draw children playing in times of war and peace around the world, or he hammers different bullets into lead marbles. He also carves a sculpture on the tip of a bullet and transforms an empty shell into a whistle. The public is welcome to visit this exhibition from October 14, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On the other hand, on October 15, the exhibition Objectionable Structures, with installations by the Chilean Adolfo Bimer and the Argentine Luciana Lamothe, will be presented at the Extension Center of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage of Valparaíso (CENTEX). With curatorship by the Argentine Fernando Farina and the Chilean Pedro Donoso, the exhibition to be presented at KM 1236 of BIENALSUR holds as its central theme the new Chilean Constitution and the hopes that it opens in a society historically marked by inequities. This exhibition is open for visitation from October 15 to February 20, from Tuesday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with registration at the entrance. The CENTEX also hosts the exhibition Aridity Exercises, inaugurated on October 1, with productions by the Argentine-Chilean artist Celeste Rojas Mugica and curatorship by the Argentine Florencia Battiti. This exhibition, which takes as its starting point the Chilean desert and its images, proposes a reflection on the dark times of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the socio-environmental struggles against neoliberal extractivism.