Cultural Center Palace La Moneda Shows Arte en América with Works from the OAS and the IDB.

206 works belonging to the modern and contemporary art collections of the Americas of the Organization of the American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) arrive for the first time in Chile to give life to the exposition Arte en America , organized by the Cultural Center Palace La Moneda, with the curators Soledad Garcia and Alex Meza, members of the Documentation Center Visual Art of the Cultural Center.

Arte en América.

The exhibition is the biggest up to date realized with Works pertaining to these collections that represent the cultural diversity of the continent just like the ideologies, sensibilities and social movements that have marked their development and transformation during the XX century.

The selection includes artists from 28 different countries from all America. Among the authors are the icons of North American pop, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; the Cuban Vanguard Wifredo Lam; the Chileans Roberto Matta, Mario Carreño, Samy Benmayor, Matilde Pérez, Claudio Bravo and Juan Downey; the Ecuadorian Oswaldo Guayasamín and the Mexicans Guadalupe Posada, Rufino Tamayo and David Alfaro Siqueiros, considered the father of mural art.

Through diverse techniques and formats – painting, recorded, photography, sculpture, and installation- the exhibition allows the contact of the concerns and customs of different towns, like in the popular illustrations by Guadalupe Posada (Mexico, 1852-1913), the musical and cubist figures of Emilio Pettoruti (Argentina, 1892-1971), the revolution of the indigenous and pre-Columbian world of Oswaldo Guayasamín (Ecuador, 1919-1999) and Yves Telemak (Haiti, 1960), the translation of the ancestral myths in the sculptures by Edgar Negret (Colombia, 1920) and the infantile and documental portraits of Gilvano Swasey (Belize, 1975) and Claudia Andujar (Brazil,1931).

The migration movements, the political and social conflicts, the cultural globalization –that affected the whole continent- are embodied also in the artists’ proposals, whose works interact in the incorporated montage of different influences and discussions: the colorful and leisure paintings of Roberto Matta (Chile, 1911-2002), the paintings of Wilfredo Lam (1902-1982), the folklore and everyday presence of Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) and the constructive rhythms of Eduardo MacEntyre (Argentina 1929), Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuela, 1923-2005) and Roy Lichstentein (United States, 1923-1997) among others.