The Forum is pleased to join with the Wallach Art Gallery to present Feminist Aesthetics of Protest in Contemporary Chile, a virtual program organized in conjunction with the The Protest and The Recuperation: A Preview, a view-from-the-street exhibit on display at The Forum through April 4, 2021.
Over the last decade, Chile has experienced a succession of popular uprisings, including the 2011 student protests, the Tsunami feminista in 2018, and ongoing national demonstrations under the banner of Chile Despertó. In this social climate, a number of artistic and activist collectives and performance street groups have emerged throughout the country. Using dance, theater, performance, and music as their political weapons, these collectives are flooding the streets of Chile to denounce systemic cases of governamental violence and existing patriarchal, colonialist and neoliberal structures. This panel will examine the emergence of these collectives and how they are developing a lively and impassioned protest aesthetic as part of their artistic and activist practices.
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