Fundación Mar Adentro Will be Participating with Multiple Activities During International Arts Education Week (SEA) 2019

While official celebrations across the country will take place during May 13-17, programming began today at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago (MNBA), with the first day of the Arts Education Practices Congress, where part of Fundación Mar Adentro’s team presented our Active Teachers Program, and its 2018 version, tied to the visit of the artist Theo Jansen to Chile.

On the opening day, May 10th where Fundación Mar Adentro presented some of its programs, the congress also considered a presentation by Jose Maza, PhD in astronomy and author of Somos polvo de estrellas (We Are Stardust), in addition to a discussion with visual artist Denise Lira Ratinoff and a testimony of children who participate in the Pichidegua CECREA (“Creation Centers” of the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage of Chile) Pichidegua.

Over the next few days, the Foundation will conduct a series of activities that will take place within the framework of the International Arts Education Week. One of them will be the workshop Illustrating our Territory: Mapuche Worldview, Nature and Artistic Creation where participants will explore the mapuche worldview and outlook, analyze a series of related images and create a collaborative work of art with Chilean illustrator Tomás Olivas.

This workshop designed by Fundación Mar Adentro and La Moneda Cultural Center (CCLM) will take place in the aforementioned space free of charge, on May 15, 16 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required in advance to attend.

In parallel, Legado Verde workshops (The Unexplored Journey of a Plant and Correspondence for Peace) will take place every Sunday at 11:30 am. at La Moneda Cultural Center. These workshops are also free of charge, prior registration is required, and are intended for children ages 6 and above. Please register prior to the event.

Last, but not least, Fundación Mar Adentro will also be screening their ur documentary The Irrational Optimist, which portrays Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s work, creative process and connection with nature, from May 13 -15 and from the 17th to the 19th in the Microcine Cineteca Nacional (La Moneda Cultural Center). The documentary will also be presented in the Museo Santuario Padre Hurtado on Saturday, May 18th, at 11:00 am.

International Arts Education Week (SEA) is an initiative promoted by UNESCO, and has been held in Chile annually since 2013. It aims to “sensitize the international community on the importance of arts education and promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion.”

“Art and Nature: Awareness in Action” is the title of this year’s International Arts Education Week, a great opportunity to reflect through art about our relationship with the environment and our impact on ecosystems. Students, teachers, artists and the public will have a space to explore, think and learn from a range of artistic fields, creating proposals that promote change in support of environmental protection.