The Cultural Center, located in one of the historic sectors of the city of Santiago, begins a new year of cultural activities with a billboard that includes mainly the theater and also the visual arts, with photographic exhibitions.
Yesterday, Friday 27th, January, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho inaugurated the first two visual exhibitions that make up its 2017 programming: Farewell, by Chilean Marcelo Montecino, and Ventus, by the Peruvian Claudia Carmen Cacho. Both photographic exhibitions – free entry– will be open to the public until March 19 in the rooms Bicentenario and Lily Garafulic of the space from 11 to 20 hours.
On one side, Farewell is set up as a compilation proposal of a little-known facet of Marcelo Montecino (1943), a famous Chilean photographer whose career has led him to work in publications such as Newsweek, Washington Post and Financial Times. In this opportunity, the new exhibition focuses on the female nude with historical look, present in artistic pieces that goes back to the beginnings of this artist by this intimate format. With a curatorship developed by Andrea Aguad Chacur and Samuel Salgado Tello, the project that is part of the cycle of exhibitions. El Cuerpo of the National Center of the Photographic Heritage of theUniversidad Diego Portales University (Cenfoto-UDP), with the support of Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho.
On the other hand, Ventus, derives from an investigation by the Peruvian artist Claudia Carmen Cacho: a tour of the neighborhoods of her native Lima, getting to know its inhabitants and their homes better. In that sense, his photograph “stands out by two frames”: one formed by the lens of the camera and another by the window itself, an interesting proposal that makes us reflect, Do you observe what is outside? “It seeks a double challenge: in the same image generates a game between the internal and the external, the intimate and the public, the privacy of the home and the outside world,” according to the words of the organization of the exhibition.