Based on the artistic actions displayed during the protests following October 18, 2019 in Chile, this article provides certain guidelines for approaching current artistic activism and reshaping the crossovers between art and politics. It is proposed that the social unrest has marked a turning point in terms of the political stance adopted by different Chilean artists, whose productions and public interventions surrounding the national contingency situation call on us to contemplate artistic practice as a collaborative and creative platform of resistance, from which to exercise political agency within the framework of post-dictatorial Chile. From this standpoint, the works of different creators and groups in support of the social movement (Ana Tijoux, Mon Laferte, LASTESIS and Delight Lab, among others) are analyzed, and a typology is proposed for identifying the main characteristics of artistic activisms.
|Translated title of the contribution||Artistic activism in recent Chilean protests: new solidarities between art and street|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2021|