Eggs drop from the sky in Chile – ‘Art-Eggccident’ | Henk Hofstra

Dutch artist Henk Hofstra triggered a pretty large “egg accident” in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday. The artistic display is called “Eggs Fall from the Sky” and attracted local residents to pay a visit to the famous festival of urban art “Hecho en Casa” (Homemade), held this week in the Chilean capital.  The goal of the fourth annual edition of the event is to boost cultural tourism in the country and to highlight the art destinations in the metropolitan region. More, the urban art festival breaks the monotony of urban life.

A robot standing 20 meters (65 feet) tall and a dozen fried eggs have been leaning since Monday against the Torre Entel telecommunications tower in downtown Santiago. Each egg is a 3 meters wide and 1.5 meters high, covering an area of 144 square meters in Plaza Italia. The Dutch artist Henk Hofstra has created many art projects with everyday things in many cities around the world, such as ‘The blue road’, that wanted to create an alternative urban river in the center of Drachten Netherlands.

The work has been brought to the Chilean capital after being displayed in emblematic sites in Australia such as the beachside town of Byron Bay. Many other works will invade downtown Santiago, as well as a 3D painting of German artist Edgar Müller. On November 12 will be exhibited on the esplanade in front of the Museum of Fine Arts the ‘Epicentro luminoso’ work of art inspired by 8.8 degrees earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile on 27 February 2010.
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