WHO WE ARE
In 2014 GKo and Foundation Rondo invited The Art of Revolution to design a project in Chile using a model similar to the one they used for the project, One Million Bones in the United States. One Million Bones challenged people around the world to create a million bones by hand which were then installed on the National Mall in Washington D.C. as a visible petition against ongoing genocide and humanitarian crises. More than 150,000 people participated from 30 countries including thousands of school children. En la Luz uses the same model of social practice art, education and public installation to bring people together through the beauty of sharing our experiences. Our organizations are honored to take a step forward and present this project to all Chileans.
The Art of Revolution uses art to transform public opinion, and inspires creative action towards social change. The artworks we create are often provocative, and use the power of visual language and revolutionary words to elicit profound reactions and strong connections to the work, to the issue, and connections between one person and another. Our most recent work, One Million Bones, challenged people around the world to make 1,000,0000 handmade bones that were installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a visible petition against ongoing genocide and humanitarian crises.
The original GKo Gallery was created as a space for creation and dissemination of contemporary urban art in 2008 in Tolosa, Basque country. The founders decided to open a second location in Chile at the end of 2011. GKo Chile intends to contribute to the development of Chilean artists and the region, professionalizing cultural production and dissemination of this type of Visual Arts.