Chilean Art through Blogs

Trabajo de Victor Castillo

Víctor Castillo s art work

Chilean artists are discovering blogs as a way to introduce their work in Chile and in new markets. Bitacora del Artista (ES), is a blog that has a selection of Chilean modern artists. All fields of art are included. Tropicaltoxic posts about illustrations, Sergio Lay (ES) gives updates of the art scene throughout Chile and Victor Castillo (ES) shows his last exposition in Chile (he lives in Barcelona). This genre also has blogs of smaller groups such as La Perrera (ES). “La Perrera” was a dog pound that is now used for expositions of all types of art expressions. It is located in the center of the capital, Santiago. A collective of emerging artists post their work and their social opinion in La Nueva Gráfica Chilena (ES). News of the art scene, expositions, photos and opinion on social issues from the artists’ perspective are posted on this blog.

Other independent artists have started weblogs. Sebastián Garretón, Carlos Osorio and Carmen Valle regularly post their work and artistic concerns.

3 comments

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  • This post is fantastic. It’s so good to see that creative individuals are taking hold of the power of weblogs to push them beyond just commentary about technology and the media. Please keep us updated if more artists’ weblogs emerge.

  • It is nice to see an article on Chile. The idea of using blogs to reach the society is simply great. It is definitely a new way of reaching out to the people in one of the most inexpensive ways.

    If you want to know more about how Chile had failed in the past and how Chile managed to be more stable in the subsequent years, visit the following site. It is pretty interesting as well as informative.

    http://unitelibertarians.blogspot.com

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