Gabriel Holzapfel Mancini; SOBRE detail.

International Series: Chile

Friday, July 10, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020 (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Main Gallery

Central to the mission of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is a long-standing commitment to showcasing international artists; summer 2020 brings the 7th international biennial to Appalachian State University from Chile. Past exhibitions have included artwork from Australia and New Zealand (2018), Brazil (2016), South Africa (2014), Poland (2012), Mexico (2010) and China (2008). The arts create narratives in many ways and from many, often differing, perspectives, providing individual aesthetic expression grounded in the history, cultural traditions, social conditions of the artists’ home countries. The result: learning opportunities that inspire global understanding and awareness.

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Gabriel Holzapfel Mancini; Plebiscito (2a Vuelta).

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Rodrigo Torres; Memento.

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RAIS Bosich; B-7 Installation.

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Gabriel Holzapfel Mancini; EL NO.

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Gabriel Holzapfel Mancini; El Si.

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Jose’ Gonzalo Fuentes; Tejeda mare mio.

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Jose’ Gonzalo Fuentes; Tejeda rojo.

A text piece by Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer at the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile reads, “A museum is a school. The artist learns to communicate. The public learns to make connections.” Many artists in Chile have long been interested in the social function of the visual arts. Given the current social, political and cultural unrest in Chile as well as the often-dangerous situations faced by artists whose work explores the underlying conditions which have led to this cultural upheaval, it is especially important that the Turchin Center provide a safe place for contemporary artists from Valdivia, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and Santiago to exhibit their recent artwork. Many of these artists and educators took to the streets in the fall of 2019 to demand a new constitution and a better quality of life for themselves and their fellow Chileans. Some of the artwork reflects these pressing concerns; some explores other aspects of contemporary life in Chile. All of the artwork is relevant to the process of fostering understanding, empathy and a desire to build a community—globally.

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Oscar Gavilan Ortiz; Esto es Normal.

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Peter Kroeger Claussen; Watercolor I.

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Victor Ruiz; Chilean Protests 1.

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Victor Ruiz; Chilean Protests 11.

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Gabriel Holzapfel Mancini; SOBRE detail.

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