BASED ON A TRUE STORY- BASADO EN UNA HISTORIA REAL
Exhibiting artists: Julian Rosefeldt, Christoph Draeger, Reynold Reynolds, Patrick Jolley, Gabriel Del Favero, Heidrun Holzfeind, Martin Ebner, Oswaldo Ruiz, Pat McElnea, Dana Bell.
Curated by Yael Rosenblut
Opens: October 16, 2012@19:30 hrs
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende
Av. República 475 Santiago Centro
The media transforms actors into demigods for whom nothing is hidden. Not even a single gesture escapes media attention. The penetration of the film industry, (as well as the) loyalty and size of its audiences, contrasts directly with the specificity and sophistication of the audience that has generated contemporary art. In order to decode it, one must have learned to speak a shared language. Film appears able to bridge the gap that has emerged between contemporary art and society.
This referentiality is developed by the creators through various methods, including techniques from cinema, film genres or staging. On the opposite side, are artists who use existing footage, usually from Hollywood, which they deconstruct, reassemble or alter with an eye to redefining. These works move between the boundaries of gender, to dilute and lighten those borders.