vrijdag 2 december 2011
I'm in Chile at the moment, to celebrate the wedding of one of my favourite cousins. After the house of Pablo Neruda at Isla Negra and much more, we're back in Santiago. Yesterday we went to the wonderful Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. It is a beautiful building, both from the outside as well as the inside. The biggest surprise was a small exhibition in 3 rooms by Maria Angelica Echavarra. She's an artist who does wickerwork. . The title of the exhibition was'Efimero': 'Mil preguntas refuerzan mi asombre por lo efimero' In English:'Thousands of interrogatives strengthen my amazement for what is ephemeral'. I found it stunning, and took some illegal photo's. The way she uses the traditional crafts from the region near Chimbarango here in Chile is so beautiful! After I've seen the small exhibition in the cultural centre of La Moneda where crafts were shown of the regions where the earthquake influenced daily life terribly this was a wonderful addition.