Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira’s Greenhouse Project, at Coyhaique Cultural Center, Chile
Within the ISLAYSÉN project, that connects renowned national artists with rural life in Patagonia, Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira exhibites Project Greenhouse at Coyhaique Cultural Center, a reflection on the tradition of greenhouses in the area as a metaphor for survival, isolation and identity.
After the research in the field, the artist built small greenhouse-rafts that have circulated through the channels of Aysén, exhibiting until December 23th, photographs, drawings, videos and some manufactured objects.
ISLAYSÉN is a project of contemporary art supported by Fondart Nacional that connects three important exponents of the current Chilean scene, Catalina Bauer, Sebastián Preece and Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira, with rural life in a zone of great isolation in the national territory, to the interior of the Region of Aysén.
In a first stage, it involved work in residences where each artist lived for a few days with farmers in small towns of the commune of Río Ibáñez, as El Claro of Puerto Ibáñez and the surrounding area of Cerro Castillo y Bahía Murta. From September to December, three exhibitions have led to Coyhaique Cultural Centre the results of the work in the field and the development of the work. It is about proposals that intersect with art trends in residences, which redefine the work with the landscape and the rural culture of Patagonia, through interventions, objectual processes and filed materials.
In a meeting open to the public on December 17th at the Museum of Contemporary Art based in Quinta Normal de Santiago the artists will present the project and a publication of local and international distribution with the register of the process.
From November 13rd to December 23rd, the exhibition by Màximo Corvalán-Pincheira in the Coyhaique Cultural Center shows the reflective process of a project focused on the tradition of greenhouses in the area as a metaphor for survival, isolation and identity.
Source: Press release