All of last year, Chile saw large student mobilizations demanded widespread changes in education. Thousands of students persistently marched across the streets of Santiago and throughout the country, chanting and putting on creative demonstrations to rally their cause. They continue to do so till this day.
This movement, which also inspired other movements, has now given life to an art exhibit.
High school students, designers and photographers have come together in this collective sample of photography, visual art, design, installation and video titled, “Lecciones en Emergencia” (Lessons in Emergency). The exhibit comes just five months after the occupation at the school Liceo Arturo Alessandri Palma.
The artists are all high school students who share experience of having been at the school occupations that happened throughout schools in Santiago.
“Lecciones de Emergencia” tells the story from the eyes of these young activists – a fragment from the many who have participated in the history of the movement.
The Colectivo Artesanos Gráficos, headed by Manuel Celis, works with the internet to tell the story behind the students’ experience Seeking to save this recent historical occurrence for students in the future, the artists use video, displays and images to question what will come of the experience and to constantly examine history and the great movements of the past.
The exhibit is free of charge, and it will be open from June 29th until August 5th, from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 20:00.
To Get there
Metro stop: Puente Cal y Canto , Plaza de Cultura