Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2020
The exhibition Primera línea (Front line) of Fernando Prats shows his most recent work, carried out in the context of the protests that took place in Chile during the months of October and November 2019
On October 18, 2019, Chile was shocked by a true social earthquake that would begin to declare itself as “the awakening of Chile”, becoming the most eloquent call, after the dictatorship, for a profound change in the country's neoliberal and cultural economic model. In this context, Fernando Prats, who was in Santiago de Chile, made the determination to get involved and invite the protesters who were on the front line to participate through a series of collaborative actions with the Chilean flag. The materiality, the social landscape, the superposition of the bodies in resistance, the visual languages and the word build a cartography of resonances, signs and drives of a country’s memory.