Participation as official sponsor of the exhibition "Dreaming Water. A retrospective of the future (1964 –”, by the renowned Chilean contemporary artist Cecilia Vicuña, is part of EDF's commitment to promote instances that make visible the need to accelerate the energy transition in favor of caring for the environment and fight against climate change.
From May 12 to September 3, EDF invites the public to visit the exhibition " Dreaming Water. A retrospective of the future (1964 -)" by the renowned Chilean poet, visual artist and feminist activist Cecilia Vicuña, at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition takes as its starting point ecological justice and the urgency of responding to the destruction of the planet manifested in the desertification of the earth, forest fires and the disappearance of glaciers. According to the artist, Cecilia Vicuña, the exhibition is an invitation to participate in the transformation of our reality to stop the destruction of the environment.
For Jean-Lorain Genty, CEO of EDF Andes, participation in this instance is also part of the reason to be that mobilizes the EDF Group, through the promotion of actions that will allow progress towards a carbon neutral future: “Reducing the effects of climate change is a task that involves all of us. EDF has established commitments and executed a series of initiatives with the aim of making the development of its energy projects more sustainable and 100% compatible with the well-being of citizens. The exhibition of which we are part today invites us to reflect on our reality, be aware and carry out actions that protect the environment”.
In its almost ten years of presence in Chile, EDF -as a leading French state-owned company in low-carbon energy generation- has promoted the development of projects and initiatives that support the country's energy transition, with positive effects on the well-being of the people and the environment. It is this same energy that mobilizes the French company to be part of initiatives such as the Cecilia Vicuña exhibition, with the aim of promoting art and reflection as a factor of change and development of society.
“For the National Museum of Fine Arts from its public vocation, the Cecilia Vicuña exhibition is a unique opportunity to present in Chile the work of an internationally acclaimed artist, but without the necessary recognition in her native country. Reviewing her sixty-year artistic career committed to the environment, women's rights and ancestral knowledge invites us to recognize ourselves as sensitive beings, from a poetic and political perspective”, says Varinia Brodsky, director(s) of the National Museum of Fine Arts.