Santiago de Chile, part 10: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago

At last. I finally made it. There is possibly nothing that I love more than a great big sculpture, particularly on a sunny weekday afternoon after a good lunch. Here’s a handy link to the museum.

That horse is about as solid and chunky as I was after all the red meat and beer.

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Here’s what’s inside.

First up, a series of works by Patrick Steeger, entitled Uso Y Abuso.

This lovely piece is about the size of a pool table.

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This is part of the same series. This is a very interesting concept. Those boxes you see on the floor there are full of wooden blocks of varying size, and the museum visitor is invited to make their own sculpture using the pieces.

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Guess who made this one.

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This thing is amazing. It is made of light wood and it is large enough for a person to step inside and walk from one end to the other, and that’s exactly what you are invited to do. When you get in, it wobbles and rolls around like a ship on the sea.

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Also by Steeger: Fuera de Margen (Out of Range). Moulding, bricolage, 2011.

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Next, an exhibition of mixed-media works by Francesca Leone. This is all recent stuff, 2013, and is being exhibited until 4th of May.

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Housing In Amplitude, a project by Olaf Holzapfel & Sebastian Preece. The project concerns rustic housing in the Aysen region in the extreme south of Chile and is a form of archaeology, it’s about preserving the material culture of the area.

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With that, our walking tour of Santiago is complete. If you would like to follow this most excellent walking tour, all the instructions and a map are here, and let me say thanks very much to Kat Gilbert for designing and writing it. It really made my day and I found it not only interesting but clear and easy to follow, which is saying something, as I am not known for my sense of direction.

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