press release

Intimate Strangers: Politics as Celebrity, Celebrity as Politics is a group show featuring works from 38 Chilean and international artists revolving around the idea of how politics and its content is dictated by those with media power and media skills, and how celebrities use their media credibility to influence politics (the so-called celebrity transnational activism.) Divided conceptually into three sections—Heroes and Prophets, Politicians and Dictators, Celebrities and Activists—the show poses the question whether today's citizen is only interested in politics as spectacle and entertainment and no longer in parliamentary debates and electoral programs, and what is the real motivation behind those celebrities-turned-activists?