Antofagasta plc, Stop Abuses!

by Cameron Procter We are delighted to review the series Antofagasta plc, Stop Abuses! by artist Ignacio Acosta. For the last decade, Antofagasta plc has been a towering presence for residents of Caimanes, a village located some 200km north of the Chilean capital of Santiago. The construction of a dam in the El Mauro valley has […]

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Miss Chuquicatama, the Slag

by Cameron Procter We are pleased to give you a sneak preview of Ignacio Acosta’s talk, set to take place at the Bluecoat on Sunday 17 May. For this occasion, we present a selection of work from the series Miss Chuquicamata, the Slag. You can see the work in its entirety here.   Across northern Chile, ghost towns are […]

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Coquimbo & Swansea

by Cameron Procter Separated by almost 7000 miles, the Chilean province of Coquimbo and the Welsh Swansea Valley are not immediately recognized as having any associations with one another. Yet, from 1840 to 1880, these two regions were directly connected by the transatlantic metal trade – copper ore extracted from Coquimbo’s mines was shipped across […]

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