Designer: Matias Hernan Photographer: Juan Queirolo
Chile’s installation is a rich experiment in hybridity: the fusing of spirituality, sustainability, heritage, art and fashion. Housed in an ‘Animita’ – a spontaneously erected roadside shrine – specially-commissioned designs by Chile’s emerging fashion talent are juxtaposed with work by visual artists in celebration of the country’s artisanal textile heritage. The result is a proud homage to the intrinsic characteristics of the Chilean textile industry that they are helping to revive – small scale production, an eco-sustainable ideology and the continuity of its ancestral origins.
Designers include: Lupe Gajardo, Matías Hernán, Ingrato, Sisa
Curator: Andrea Pacheco González
Exhibition design: Loreto Martinez with artistic cohort Los Contadores Auditores
Organised by: National Council of Culture and the Arts, Pro Chile, British Council Chile
Supported by: DIRAC, Embassy of Chile in the UK