Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sometimes the stressful capital city can be a little gray, boring and uncanny, but I really think that Santiago can be a very beautiful city if we look into the right places.
I think that the first place that different visitor of our capital have to visit is "Santiago Centro", the place that I live. There is diverse kind of monument that has been part of our history like the Parliament, parade ground “Plaza de Armas”, the cathedral, the different ministers and the government house "La Moneda”, which subway keeps the cultural center called equally “La Moneda”.
To the north of “Santiago Centro” has placed the “Estacion Mapocho” and the “Mercado”, a really nice place where we can have a delightfully evening with sea food. A “mariscal” – according to the popular saying – is very useful against the handover.
Another reason to go out for a walk is the very interesting route around the Forestall Park. Museums like the “Bellas Artes” and the Contemporary Art are just of a few steps to the Santa Lucia cliff a very nice place to enjoy a picnic.
Follow for the Mapocho River we arrive to the Bellavista neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is full of bars and dance clubs that we can past so a chill out afternoon or a really funny night. In day, at the end of Pio Nono, we can go to the San Cristobal hill and go to the Zoo too.
I really enjoy my stay in the capital, doing a lot of funny and crazy stuffs, with all the different plans to my reach.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The incoherence, the absurd and the funniest thing are my territory, so I think that the Dadaism is one of my favorite Avant garde.
The Dada ways of thinking were initiated by Triztan Tzara in the Voltaire Cabaret in 1916. The dadas ideas were based in the rupture of the old tradition of art, part of the past world devastated by the absurd war. A group of young well-off gentlemen who were escaping from the horror of the first world war, celebrated different reunions to promote ideas and works about arts and the meaning of that word-institution-stuff. The different construction of the dadas was definited like anti-art because they wanted to break up with all the concern about the terrible old past years world and especially with the conception of art tradition.
Their pieces of art (or anti-art) were constructed by not usual kind of materials and forms of the traditional arts, like for example, incoherence poems that their contents were only phonetics writed sounds. In fact a thing that I really love about dadas was the different performances that they do in many of their reunions like Hugo Bäll’s costume of the parody about the process of the geometric kind of form.
But the Dada that I like most is from the “Berlin Dada”. In the exposition one of the most rupturist art of the time were took placed; like a little girl wearing a dress of First Communion and saying rude words. An artist who enhanced was Max Earn and the piece of trunk that has to be cutted by the different public: a first way to the crowd takes really and graphically part of the piece of art.