On display the works of 9 artists from Chile centered formally or conceptually in the use of photography or the manipulation of it. A further and important aspect dealt with is the inclusion of documentary styled elements focusing on a local identity. Curated by Vanessa Vasquez Grimaldi.
curated by Vanessa Vasquez Grimaldi
Dumping is a commercial strategy where one sets prices so artificially low with the main objective of gaining an upper hand over the competition and thus achieving an expanded control over the market. The concept of dumping has been chosen to best define Latin American art and especially Chilean art. This works and allows the formulation of a theory over the possibilities of Latin American art, distanced from tropical or exotic historical perceptions to a model of production closer to the actual processes of the global commercialization of goods and services in which the art forms its own rules and gains entrance to a cultural market place.
The gallery h-10 chose 9 artists from Chile in which their works are centered formally or conceptually in the use of photography or the manipulation of it. A further and important aspect dealt with is the inclusion of documentary styled elements focusing on a local identity. The h-10 gallery would like with this selection of artists to represent contemporary art production in which Latin American identity as well as the role of art is discussed, built upon a model of goods exportation as the central economic goal.
Alina Astudillo / Ricardo Bagnara / Carla Bobadilla / Edgardo Canales / Juan Pablo Díaz / Paula Dittborn / Jorge Gronemeyer / Pedro Sepúlveda / Vanessa Vásquez Grimaldi
Image: Alina Astudillo
Opening: 8. October 2007, 7pm
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