The result of a cross-sectional work in the República neighborhood, this exhibition brings together textiles, videos, texts, publications and photographs addressing the past, present and future of this downtown heritage district, where the MSSA has been located since 2006.
These experimental works have been created collaboratively by neighbors, artists and museum professionals through a series of reflection meetings and creation workshops carried out during the last two years, through the Mirada de Barrio research project. The project, a neighborhood co-creation program, seeks to activate the senses of community, neighborhood networks and the appreciation of heritage from art. Workshops such as community textile, photographic intervention, creative writing, experimental publication and postal art were some of the instances generated during this process.
With an unprecedented participatory curatorship, the exhibition rescues the view and stories of the inhabitants of this neighborhood, a traditional sector of Santiago of great historical and architectural wealth, which recomposes its social fabric facing challenges such as real estate growth, population heterogeneity, crime and coexistence with the surrounding college students.
Artists, artistic collectives and institutions participating in workshops: Iconoclasistas, Nido Textil (Daniela Pizarro), Dudo Ediciones (María Paz Morales), Rafael Guendelman, Andrés Lima, Gabriel Larenas, Ignacia Biskupovic and the Photographic Heritage Center of the Diego Portales University.