Surrounding Chiloé

I’ve always believed that an important part of a curator’s function is to test out unexplored possibilities for locating, nurturing, and presenting art. Not only do the most time-tested modes of exhibition-making deserve to be regularly turned on their heads and shaken vigorously, but exploring the outer limits of what constitutes contemporary art, or art … Read more

Fundraiser Seeks to Support Chiloé Island’s Only Print Studio

Off the west coast of Chile, extending from its rocky coastal mountain range into the Pacific Ocean, lies a lush, 3,200-square-mile island known as Chiloé. It has a little over 168,000 inhabitants, not including its abundant flamingo and penguin population; several natural reserves; and about 70 ecclesiastical wooden churches recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites. … Read more

The Mystique of Chiloé Reflected in Its Art

Editor’s Note: This is part of the 2021/22 Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, and the second of three posts by the author, the third of which will be an email-only exhibition sent to all Hyperallergic subscribers. * * * Something strange has been happening since Ramón Castillo, my friend and travel companion, and … Read more