CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CHILE
IN THE MEDIA
Click here to view
September 15 - January 22, 2012
Opening Reception September 14, 2011 at 6:30pm
AMA ׀ Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Hours TUE-SUN 10 AM-5 PM
TRAVELING LIGHT - Ground Floor
Curated by Laura Roulet
Traveling Light, Five Artists from Chile, is an exhibition featuring five contemporary Chilean artists, who will install site-specific work at the Art Museum of the Americas. They are traveling light, because the artists are “shipped” rather than their artworks. Their materials, ranging from plaster and paint to string and glitter, will be purchased locally, and their work will respond to the museum space and Washington DC location. Exploring concepts of historic, architectural, or illusionist space, these Southern Cone visitors will transform the first floor galleries of the Art Museum of the Americas. Back in Chile, these five artists collectively administer a taller or studio school in Santiago (tallerbloc.wordpress.com), mentoring younger artists in the practices of installation art. While in Washington, they will be working with a group of students from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, who will be assisting during the ten days of installation.
Traveling Light Artists
COMMON PLACE - Second Floor
Common Place | Lugar Común by Colombian artist Ruby Rumié and Franco-American artist Justine Graham, both based in Santiago, Chile, portrays the evolving subordinate relationship between Latin American housekeepers and their housewife employers, reflecting issues of gender, power, class and race.
Comprised of photographs, videos, and surveys of 100 women between the ages of 19 and 95, this project merges art and sociology, and explores new sensorial and emotional experiences in an attempt to discover affinities and differences among participants, separating itself from the bias and stereotypes present in hierarchical relationships. Common Place | Lugar Común challenges conventional methods of portraiture and proposes new social constructs.
Common Place Artists
Chilean Foreign Ministry, Division of Cultural Affairs and Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cultural y las Artes (FONDART) (Lead Sponsors); Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas (Supporter); Dr. Rodrigo Hurtado (Supporter); Joscelyn & Enrique Ergas (Fellow); Wines of Chile – Viña Los Vascos & Kingston Family Vineyards (Fellow); and María & Peter Pincus (Friend).