Seven Days in SANTIAGO, CHILE

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NOV 1 - NOV 8, 2013
DAILY SESSIONS AND EXCURSIONS I 10:00AM - 4:OOPM
GUY BÉRUBÉ I $795.00*
LEVEL: ALL AGES

*PASSPORT, COST OF AIRFARE, MEALS, HOTEL, INSURANCE, AND LOCAL TRAVEL ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT

Workshop Description
This workshop, hosted by gallery owner and curator Guy Bérubé, is a unique opportunity to gain a behind the scenes look at the emerging art scene in Santiago, Chile, and will be in conjunction with the exhibition "YESSR 6" held at the cultural centre LA PERRERA (the dog pound) (http://www.perrerarte.cl/wp/). About a century ago, La Perrera's building was the city's dog pound. In the mid 1990s Antonio Becerro, a Chilean artist, recovered the building and founded the cultural center. For almost a decade this unusual and dynamic space has been a venue for many art shows, independent film initiatives, and performance festivals.

Beginning November 1, 2013 participants will receive an introduction to the exhibition's organizational and curatorial team, including curator Guy Bérubé, and co-curator Felipe Alejandro Bracelis Santana. Felipe is a young up-and-coming curator and photographer who is working in conjunction with La Petite Mort Gallery for a second time this year. "YESSR 6" is an exhibition that examines how various cultures deal with issues of death and dying. This theme will be explored through the eyes of over 20 South American, Canadian and International artists. This initial meeting with the exhibition's organizers will be a rare and unique behind the scenes look at the budding artistic scene in South America. Participants will also receive VIP treatment, as special guests to the exhibition's vernissage that evening.

In the following days, participants will be shown Santiago through the eyes of Felipe - viewing both established galleries, and those spaces that are new to the scene. Julie Hodgson, Development Maven at La Petite Mort Gallery, will accompany these tours, providing relevant advice for aspiring artists in regards to future collectors. Guy will accompany participants on tours of numerous art institutions and artist's studios, revealing Santiago's hidden treasures. Participants will also be given free time to explore the highlights of the city, photograph on location, and to capture their own experiences and perspectives. Furthermore, participants will have the exciting opportunity to shoot with Felipe in one of his unusual and fascinating on-site locations.

This workshop is an opportunity to gain real world experience from several seasoned professionals in various areas of specialization. It is open to anyone interested in diversifying his or her artistic and photographic outlook - regardless of preferred medium (painters who work from photographic images are also encouraged to join) or skill level - all are welcome

INSTRUCTOR'S BIO : Guy Bérubé

BONUS FEATURE: As a bonus to this workshop, Guy Bérubé would like to include a critique of the work produced on day three (upon completion of works produced, and upon return), which could potentially lead to a one-week exhibit depending on the strength and final result of this photographic excursion.

Duration of the trip: 7 days

Duration of the workshop: 5 days + 2 days of independent shooting and exploration of Santiago

Registration
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