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Cineteca Nacional de Chile
THERE ARE SLIPS OF MIND THAT BURN AND MEMMORIES THAT EXALTBIENAL DE ARTE TEXTIL 2023
Within the framework of the commemoration of the 50 years of the civil-military coup in Chile, and invite you to visit the exhibition There are slips of mind that burn and memmories that exalt, an exhibition that, under the curatorship of Matías Allende Contador, seeks to open a reflection on artistic practices related to memory and community exercise from the textile materiality and the figure of women in politics through cultural expressions of resistance.
This exhibition presents twenty-seven works, of which 18 belong to the collection of , of which there is no defined information about the year, place of production, titles or authorship, although it has been established that they were created by women’s groups during the dictatorship. The other nine works were created, between 1997 and 2023 by different authors from the Casa de la Mujer de Huamachuco II de Renca.
The curatorial script and the museographic proposal posit to relate the work of the arpillera artists within Latin American cultural history, calling for different related artistic expressions that have addressed the political situation of our countries.
About the curator
- Matías Allende Contador (Santiago de Chile) is a Ph.D. candidate on Latin American Studies at Universidad de Chile, a researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities and curator of contemporary art. Within his trajectory, his vast museum experience stands out, having been a permanent researcher at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad de Chile (MAC) and working as a curatorial assistant at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires (MNBA). He has curated exhibitions in various cultural spaces in Santiago and is currently part of the Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) and the Textile Art Biennial (BAT).
His role as Managing Editor of Catálogo Razonado. Colección MAC (MAC, 2017) and Especulaciones sobre el mundo desde América Latina (Vortex, 2022) stand out among his publications. He has also written articles published in mainstream magazines.
About Bienal de Arte Textil (BAT)
- Textile art is commonly associated with the history of trades, crafts and useful or applied arts. In recent years, however, various creators have used this language to express ideas from the social, political and cultural perspectives. The Bienal de Arte Textil (BAT) celebrates the contemporary expression of this procedure, through the work of national and international artists. The objective is to disseminate, value and generate content around the dialogues of art and manual crafts. And claim textile art as one of the pillars of contemporary art, in order to contribute to its growth and enrichment both in Chile and in Latin America.
In this first version, the Biennial will gather the previous experiences of Lenguas vivas (2019) and Las Palabras No! (2020 to 2022), to offer the city of Santiago a significant cultural and social experience.