The work of Chilean photographer, Paz Errazuriz, stands as a challenging and powerful metaphor of exclusion and marginality within the contemporary Chilean art scene. Images of biological fragments, social destruction, and threatened populations form part of her stories. Errazuriz challenges the established limits of Chilean society, leaving the zones of relative safety and breaking curfews to preside over the more closely watched city. Documenting groups of people on the margins of society, her subjects include street drunks, men and women in mental institutions, transvestite prostitutes, boxers and the elderly. Errazuriz is determined to make the invisible visible, to show society what it often wishes to ignore. Los Nomadas del Mar (Nomads of the Sea), brings to Australia images of the 25 remaining Kaweskar Indians who inhabit the extreme southern tip of the South American continent. The show documents a fragile indigenous population violently segregated and systematically decreased over the last century.
Presented with the assistance of the Chilean Embassy and Lan Chile airlines.
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