press release

For its 11th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is continuing its artistic explorations and today endeavouring to take a closer look at contemporary art in Chile. Chile is the longest and narrowest country in the world. 4,300 kilometres long and 180 kilometres wide on average, it is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes cordillera. A traditionally democratic country, in its recent history Chile has had the pain of seeing this democracy interrupted by the bloody coup d’état that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, overthrowing the government in office led by Salvator Allende, the first democratically elected President on a socialist programme. Democracy reappeared in the early 1990s and Chile is today considered to be a stable country, both politically and economically. The geographical characteristics and its political path have particularly marked the people and the country’s artists, who are the reflection of the Chilean soul. Chilean artists are nowadays supported in their own country by the public and private spheres and show their work abroad via government-initiated projects or through funding from private art galleries. Through this exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton wanted to bring back projects that bear witness to "sensitive" works of art from the other side of the Andes. In addition, numerous productions will be created specially for the occasion. The “Chile, behind the scenes” exhibition will display artists who – using multidisciplinary approaches – evoke a political and cultural heritage in which fiction and reality combine. Chilean identity will be the central question of this exhibition.

Artists : Mónica Bengoa / Claudia del fierro / Francisca García / Ignacio Gumuncio / Mario et Iván Navarro / Álvaro Oyarzún / Enrique Ramírez / Tomas Rivás / Nicolás Rupcich / Carolina Saquel / Camilo Yáñez

Exhibition Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff Scenography : Alexis Bertrand

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Chili, l´envers du decor
Kurator: Herve Mikaeloff

Künstler: Monica Bengoa, Claudia del Fierro, Francisca Garcia, Ignacio Gumuncio, Mario Navarro / Ivan Navarro, Alvaro Oyarzun, Enrique Ramirez, Tomas Rivas, Nicolas Rupcich, Carolina Saquel, Camilo Yanez