ER from Museo a Cielo Abierto in La Pincoya, Santiago, Chile

The Open Sky Museum in Pincoya is a social project of muralist intervention in the streets of the town. The main objective is to portray the history of the population with a deep look at popular historical reality through mural art.

The social mural has an important history in the population, since in the years of the civic-military dictatorship they expressed the most horrible pains. From the disappearances and executions of its inhabitants, to murals of collective love. From those years, where the consciences of the settlers could be touched by the sentimental colors of works done by improvised mural collectives of settlers, and by those of Ramona Parra Brigade styles, always trying to tie the dreams that are of all.

Our project seeks to be an activity of social commitment with the population, reflecting the own histories from the town and for the town. We seek to send a message of equality, dreaming of a more just society for our people, who suffer from discrimination, exclusion in education and health, indebtedness to feed families, among other problems. The reality of Chile from below, our neighborhoods. The colors in the spaces of the population influence all who pass and see a message that seeks to question reality, to reactivate the neuron of unity and social struggle, because Chile is a very supportive country, but it is dormant.

The murals that we have tried are related to the historical struggles of the people: the Common Pot, Urban Colonies, Woman Population, Workers, Children, Education, Mapuche people, etc. Murals that are linked to historical and current social demands. For us, the mural is a tool that seeks social transformation, while seeking to beautify and place joy in places where desolation is more evident, to touch the heart of who can question the mural, transforming the sorrows and pains of the Population in rebellion against the antisocial policies imposed by the center-right neoliberal governments.

It is known that the Pincoya population was a place of subversive organization in times of dictatorship, planning in its grounds the failed attempt to the dictator Pinochet. Therefore, the population before and now has a desire for liberation, which makes more sense when each of its inhabitants becomes aware of the deep social injustice that affects us mostly.

Today the project has become an innumerable group of friends, muralists and graffiteros. Every day there are more urban artists in different corners of Latin America and Chile, who want to contribute to the cause, making a mural in the town. This inspires us more to break the boundaries in all aspects, because the dream is great and makes sense. Some of the artists who have participated so far are creators from various Latin American neighborhoods (Argentina, Colombia and Peru) and from Chile, recognizing us as brothers in a Latin America subjugated to the machinery of global capitalism, but who are seeking their liberation.