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The project The ineffable joys of enumeration in Chile arises from Mónica Bengoa’s recent research on literature and text in the visual arts, in particular, addressing the problem of adjustment of meaning in translation between languages. This takes up what she did in 2013 at the International Symposium on In-Situ Art-Nature Art in Quebec, Canada, and incorporates the recent experiences of its participation in the «Dialogues» projects, which have dealt with the issue of interculturality and recognition of the native peoples in Chile.

Finishing a first stage of the project, next Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m., the exhibition “The ineffable joys of enumeration [yagan]” will be inaugurated at La Galería, a space located in the city of Punta Arenas and directed by the artist Paola Vezzani.

The text worked here corresponds to a fragment of the book “Penser / Classer”, by the French writer Georges Perec. Its theme responds rather to Western concerns regarding our need for order, however it has seemed a great challenge to find at least some remote correspondence in the worldviews, cultures and languages ​​of the native peoples; in this case, in the yagan.

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Monica Bengoa: The ineffable joys of enumeration

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Text written on occasion of the International Art Symposium in-situ , Art and Nature LIEUX / LIEUES, held at Les Jardins du précambrien, in Val-David, Québec, Canada.


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the making of ‘The ineffable joys of enumeration’

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