Ars Electronica in Chile

“From the sky to the water and everything in the middle”

Celebrating five years of Chilean participation in the Ars Electronica Festival and the collaboration between Ars Electronica with the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio and the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, a selection of projects is presented in the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) in Santiago de Chile from December 7, 2022, to January 21, 2023.

The exhibition “Del cielo al agua y lo que está en el centro” (From sky to water and everything in between) brings together a selection of 15 projects that have been selected by the Ars Electronica curatorial team to be presented in the Ars Electronica Festival, between 2018 and 2022.
The second floor of MAC Parque Forestal featured installations of diverse formats, performances, and video works. New works by some artists or reversions of the pieces with which they participated in the festival are also included.

“The approaches of several works coincide in the attempt to unveil the equivalences and networks between organic, machinic, political, and economic systems; between biological, mineral, and conceptual entities, proposing other narratives where technology is not an end in itself. The handmade manufacture of circuits; experimentation with water; observation of the fungi kingdom; use of drones, GPS systems or sophisticated artificial intelligence software, are resources to make perceptible the plots that have shaped our history and that build the present as a dynamic assembly of beliefs, devices, fears, cables, pixels and spectra, inviting us to collectively exercise our imagination to project other modes of existence. modes of existence.”
Joselyne Contreras Cerda and Valentina Montero, the curators of the exhibition

Participating Artists:
Elisa Balmaceda, Mónica Bate, Bolgeri & Marín, Josefina Buschmann, Cristóbal Cea, Samuel Domínguez, Gregorio Fontén, Etienne de France, Claudia González, Nani Gutiérrez, María Ignacia Court, Mauricio Lacrampette, Gonzalo Mezza, Claudia Müller, Constanza Piña, Trinidad Piriz, Celeste Rojas Mugica, Marcos Sánchez

Part of Museo del Hongo:
Curator: Juan Ferrer
José Bidegain, Futuro Fósil, Alexandra Mabes, Ana Rosa Ibáñez, Nicolás Oyarce, Konantü, Seba Calfuqueo, Nicolás Oyarce

Part of the Universidad Austral de Chile:
Curator: Ivan Flores
Ignacio Acosta, Martín Arboleda, Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Claudio Celis, CENEx, Claudia Pool, Regina de Miguel, Celeste Rojas Mugica, María Jesús Schultz, TRIMEX, Felipe Rivas San Martín

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The exhibition was organized by Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and the Facultad de Artes Universidad de Chile in collaboration with Ars Electronica. The exhibition received support from the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio and la División de las Culturas, las Artes, el Patrimonio y Diplomacia Pública del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores as well as from the Corporación Cultural de la Cámara Chilena de la Construcción.