Ch.ACO INAUGURATES ITS VIRTUAL PLATFORM ON ARTSY
Until June 27, the Chilean fair will present activities for Ch.ACO fans and art lovers to get closer to the world of visual arts.
It started last Wednesday, May 27 and will be in operation for one month, until June 27. With free and open access, the website will work 24 hours a day in order to visit the different profiles of the participating galleries.
The objective of Ch.ACO's first online fair is that the participating galleries in the version that was going to be held in March of this year, can sell and spread their artists for free, in one of the internationally leading web platforms for the sale of contemporary art.
The inauguration led by the fair's director, Elodie Fulton and the curator of the PLANTA section, Matías Allende, on Friday May 29, welcomed gallery owners, artists and the general public, through a live broadcast on our Instagram. And this Saturday June 6 at 13:00 Chile -14: 00 Argentina- a talk will be held, titled "Memory, history and oblivion", with the panelists Gachi Prieto, Argentine gallery owner; Samy Benmayor, Chilean artist; and Grace Weinrib, American-Chilean artist. With previous registration via Zoom.
The talks that were held during the heritage weekend are now available on Ch.ACO’s platforms.
The first one, titled "Collecting contemporary art as heritage for the future" was held on Saturday with the panelists Carlos Maillet, director of the National Heritage Service; Fernando Pérez, director of the National Museum of Fine Arts; and the moderator Camilo Yáñez, artist and curator. Discussions were generated around the new challenges for the world of culture and the arts in the context of the pandemic, and the importance of culture in social life.
The second discussion, "The art of collecting", was held on Sunday with the panelists Geraldine Compton, Chilean collector; Luis Felipe Cordero, another Chilean collector; and Ari González Vigil, Peruvian gallery owner. The exhibitors raised the issue of collecting in Chile and in the rest of the world, and the opportunities that have been generated today with the boom in online media.