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Each event reverberates, relates and activates other actions – physical, conceptual, emotional. In this way, a network of interconnections and analogies can be woven, where subaltern knowledge reaches more spheres…Read more
vis.; V; Lubricán. There is a recurrent something in some of Julia Spinola’s latest exhibition titles. A sort of invitation to synthesis, a state in which, from hints, it is…Read more
The symbolic uses of doors are often only noticeable when they don’t work as we expect. Doors are thresholds, entrance or exit. They delimit private and public spaces. Also, those…Read more
Review of The War of Desire and Technology (and other stories about death, desire, and technology). Ed. Holobionte (2020), translation by Mauro Reis and Federico Gonzalez Giordano “Don’t expect to find…Read more
Aby Warburg (1866-1929) was a disruptive name in 19th century academia. The historian of art and culture called on a critique of visual arts far removed from the historicist stylistic…Read more
When the magnate William Randolph Hearst felt like taking a Segovian monastery to his Miami Beach mansion, he had no choice but to hire the services of Arthur Byne, an…Read more
Matters related to landscape have been widely described, discussed, and exhibited in Chile. In the nineteenth century, traveling European scientists, draftsmen, illustrators and artists explored our territory –and in some…Read more
Our horizon is defined by media landscapes. Natural landscapes (landscapes) were followed by urban landscapes (urbanscapes) and for decades it has been the media landscapes (mediascapes) that define and determine…Read more
During the press conference on the occasion of the 13th nomadic biennial Manifesta central exhibition’s last chapter opening —which this year is happening in France for the first time, specifically in…Read more
"A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world" (John Le Carré)