Carlos Francisco Leppe Arroyo
Carlos Francisco Leppe Arroyo is a visual and performance artist. He was born October 9th, 1952, and passed away October 15th, 2015 in Santiago de Chile. He studied at the University of Chile, graduating with a degree in Art with a Painting concentration. He has created object art, performances and installations. In the 1970s and 80s, he helped shape the so-called Escena de Avanzada (Advanced Stage). He won the Altazor National Arts Award in 2002 and 2005. He has also worked as an Art Director and Artistic Producer for Chile’s National Television. He participated in the Paris, Trujillo, Sydney and Mercosur Biennials. His work is currently available in public and private collections across Europe, the US and Latin America.
Tribute to Carlos Leppe
Space: Galería D21
Nueve de Lyon 19, Apt 2 | Phone: (56-2) 23356301
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm | Saturday 11am-3pm
The exhibit consists of the video performance “Las Cantatrices” and recordings of various past performances, including the “Star Action.”
Space: Metales Pesados Visual
Merced 316, Santiago, SCL | Phone: (+56) 2 2664 2451
Tuesday-Friday 11am-8pm | Saturday 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm | Sunday 5pm-8pm
Francisco Casas’ exhibition Ese’eja is the product of an artist’s residency in the southeast Amazon region of Perú, whose forests were at one time an ancestral territory for the ethnic group Ese’eja, a fishing and gathering village whose numbers have been reduced almost to extinction due to diseases and ecological destruction. In this performance — filmed using a 16 mm Bolex camera–, Francisco Casas backpacks along the Tambopata River, descending from the Andean glaciers in Puno toward the mouth of the Madre de Dios River, while in a parallel sequence he progressively cuts his hair in the in the Ese’eja style as part of a performative transfiguration ritual, in a resident’s transformation toward extinction.
Francisco Casas studied Literature at University ARCIS, and holds a masters of Literature and Psychoanalysis from the University of Chile. He is author of Sodoma Mía y Yo, yegua, among others. He founded the art collective The Mares of the Apocalypse, developing extensive work around performance, installation, intervention, and photography. He has written screenplays for short and feature films, including the controversial “The woman passenger.”
Francisco Copello Photographic Retrospective
Space: Galería Die Ecke
Ave. José Manuel Infante 1208, Providencia, Santiago, Chile | +(56-2) 22690401
Tuesday-Friday 3-7pm | Saturday 11am-2pm
Exhibition opening Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30pm | On view from July 19-23
An exhibition paying homage to Chilean performer Francisco Copello to make his posthumous legacy known. This photography exhibition.
Organized by Gonzalo Rabanal.
Francisco Copello (1938-2006) primarily developed his artistic career in Italy and the United States where he lived interchangeably for 30 years. He later returned to Chile only a decade before passing away. Copello’s work is characterized by corporeal language that spans his artistic production in various formats: collage, photography, print media, performance, mime, and painting. The driving concept and guide for Copello’s work was his own life.
Homage to Carlos Leppe
Carlos Francisco Leppe Arroyo
Space: D21 Proyectos de Arte
Nueva de Lyon 19, apt 2 | Phone: (56-2) 23356301
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
On view from July 19-28.
The show consists of the video performance “Las Cantatrices” and recordings of various past performances, including the “Star Action.”
Carlos Francisco Leppe Arroyo (1952-2015) was a visual and performance artist. He studied Art with a Painting concentration at the University of Chile. In the 1970s and 80s, he helped shape the so-called Escena de Avanzada (Advanced Stage). He won the Altazor National Arts Award (2002, 2005) and also worked as Art Director and Artistic Producer for Chile’s National Television. His works are found in public and private collections across the world.
Juan Dávila: Imagen Residual
Juan Domingo Dávila
Space: Galería Principal / Centro Cultural Matucana 100
Ave. Matucana N° 100 Estación Central, Santiago de Chile | Teléfono: (56-2) 296 492 40
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6:45pm
On view July 12- October 16, 2016.
The exhibition Juan Dávila: Imagen Residual presents fifty works by Australian-Chilean artist Juan Dávila made between 2000 and 2016. The selected pieces comprise a vast array of themes and formats—such as videos, panoramic paintings, watercolors, acrylics on paper and posters—while also including his new line of investigation around landscape, the female figure and jouissance.
Juan Domingo Dávila is considered one of the most recognized Chilean artists within the international art world. His work can be found in major art institutions in the U.S, Europe, and Australia, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in The Australian National Gallery, in Canberra. As a painter, he was part of the emblematic Escena de Avanzada Chilean art scene and, since then, has continued to disrupt and blur the boundaries of artistic styles. His paintings often feature iconic figures, references to pop art and comics, with a critical and corrosive view towards the conventional.
HDA (History of Art)
Space: Galería AFA
Calle Phillips 16, A-2nd floor, Plaza de Armas
Wednesday 3-7pm | Thursday-Friday 11am-7pm | Saturday 11am-2:30pm
Opening July 14 at 7:30pm | On view from July 15-September 17
History of Art is the history of an eye carving times and resistances. This is the first solo exhibition of Sebastián Gherrë, an artist who through images, portrays the sex lives of contemporary homosexual youth as a living anthropology of desire. Gherrë delves into intimate spaces to document experiences in which sexuality appears as unruly and perverse. The exhibit includes 56 analogous photographs of various sizes and a video.
Sebastián Gherrë (b.1990) is self-taught and has been dedicated to photography since he was 16 years old. In addition to photography, he creates videos of performances that happen during his shootings.
DEFORMES 16 YEARS: RETROSPECTIVE OF THE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE BIENNIAL DEFORMES 2000-2016
Space: Sala Muller, University ARCIS
Libertad nº 53
Contact: Mario Soro, Vice Recor of Outreach, Communications and Publications, U.ARCIS, email@example.com
On view from July 17-31.
An exposition of the photographic archive of the Performance Biennials DEFORMES, with the goal of promoting and circulating the proposals of what has led to this meeting in Chile.
Featuring Silvio De Gracia (Argentina); Alejandra Dorado (Bolivia); Ana Texeira (Brazil); Juan Pablo Ordoñez (Ecuador); Paulina Ellahueñe (Chile); Herner Fischer (Germany); Gisella Ochuli (Switzerland); Irene Loughlin (Canada); Nao Bustamante (USA); Gustavo Solar (Chile); Lee Wen (Singapore); Iroko Kikuche (Japan).
Gonzalo Rabanal is a performance and visual artist. He is a former member of the collective Ángeles Negros, who created art-actions and performances in urban spaces. He is currently collecting autobiographical testimonies for a performance piece in which his father is a source of action and memory. Other works include El cría cuervos, Mal decir la letra, and El cuerpo indecible.