Month: November 2022

Almanac: a commentary on the Carlos Ampuero exhibition

“The world comes to represent it in my studio.”Gustav Courbet In 1855, the French artist Gustave Courbet presented “The Painter’s Workshop; true allegory, determinant of a seven-year phase of my artistic (and moral) life, an ambitious pictorial project which sought, on the one hand, to question the very nature of plastic activity (by questioning, incidentally, …

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Chilean Cinema Day: A date commemorating the passing of filmmakers Carmen Bueno and Jorge Müller

On November 29, 1974, Carmen Bueno and Jorge Müller – a well-known Chilean filmmaking couple – would be seen for the last time freely on the streets of Santiago. That day, DINA troops arrested the couple at the intersection of Francisco Bilbao and Los Leones streets. Carmen, 24, and Jorge, 27, were taken to Villa …

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China investigates weekend protests against Covid measures

Chinese authorities have begun investigating some of the people who gathered during the weekend protests against Covid-19 restrictions, three people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as several police officers continued to walk the streets of the city. In one case, a person who identified himself as a police officer in the Chinese …

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Tania Tamayo, author of the book that reconstructs the fateful flight of Casa C-212 to Juan Fernández: “There has not been a unified investigation into the reasons for the tragedy”

On Friday September 2, 2011, the media warned of a tragedy that has become a before and after for Chilean pop culture, an Air Force plane (FACH) that carried 21 passengers with aid to Juan Fernández Island after the earthquake of 2010 and tsunami, fell into the sea. On the plane were airmen, teams from …

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The Ombudsman will address the Family Court and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the case of armed children in Santiago: mother arrested

“Children’s use of sharp elements, in a context where they seek, compared to an adult’s behavior, to avoid a situation with control, is a reflection of what we have permanently maintained. The responsibility of adults to protecting children is essential and therefore situations like these are not admissible and represent a clear violation of rights”. …

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“Our future is public”, the conference to be held by GI-ESCR

The international conference, which has among its organizers the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), aims to develop strategies and narratives to strengthen public services as a tool to guarantee economic, social, cultural and environmental rights , and to address the impacts of the climate crisis. The Conference, which will take place …

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The scientist proposes a method to know if we all live in a computer program

Of all the theories about the universe and how life could possibly have originated in it, there is one that is perhaps a little more far-fetched (or is it?) that proposes that we are actually living in an advanced virtual world. Known as “simulation theory,” in its most basic form — and supported by a …

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Evergrande aims to get its renovation proposals greenlit in early 2023

Chinese real estate developer Evergrande Group aims to win creditor approval for its debt restructuring proposals as early as late February, the company’s lawyers said on Monday. Evergrande, once China’s top-selling real estate developer, is now at the heart of the country’s real estate crisis. Its $22.7 billion in external debt, including private loans and …

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«Girls & Boys»: the burning wounds behind the laughter

in his book political theater, Erwin Piscator declares that the peace that dominated Germany in 1927 was only apparent and that the triumph over the bourgeoisie was also apparent. Later history will prove that he was -unfortunately- right. In a certain sense, his statement – if contextualized – is, among other things, a denunciation against …

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