Gallery: Sebastian Errazuriz Transforms Chile’s National Stadium into a...

 

In an installation that stood for peace, artist Sebastian Errazuriz transformed a football stadium into a public park. Chile’s National Stadium was once the site of horrific genocide, a place where former dictator Augusto Pinochet imprisoned and killed thousands of political prisoners in 1973. To honor those lives lost, Errazuriz took over the playing field and planted a 33 foot magnolia in its center, opening the space as a temporary public park he called “the Tree Memorial of a Concentration Camp”.

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