Exhibition

MAESTROS

Gallery

November 26 to January 21, 2017

 

On Wednesday, November 23, Galería El Museo will open the “Masters” exhibition, which has become a constant in the gallery’s annual program. “Masters” pays homage to some of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century who set the guidelines for the development of art in Colombia and Latin America. They are one of the most representative figures of the art world, both nationally and internationally, and their works are still today a point of reference for new generations.

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Nadín OSPINA

"Del otro mundo" / (Otherworldly)

 

1st Floor Gallery

October 20 - November 18, 2016

 

Nadín Ospina (Bogotá, 1960) presents his latest project, titled Del otro mundo, which focuses on the fantastic and fictional production of the entertainment world: film, television, comics and the inexhaustible universe of pop collectibles. This series brings together many concerns that have been constant in the artist’s previous works: the detection and reaffirmation of cultural mergers and interactions, the allegorical representation of symbolic meetings as a metaphor of contemporary historical events, humor as a tool for reflection and the use of pop culture imagery with the consequent reappearance of fantastic creatures and Pre-Columbian references.

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Gonzalo FUENMAYOR

"Prohibidas las metáforas"

 

2nd Floor Gallery

October 20 - November 18, 2016

 

Prohibidas las metáforas brings together a series of large and medium drawings in charcoal on paper. In this exhibition, dislocation, exoticism and intercultural and hybrid identities are explored through the "clichés" of popular and tropical culture. This particular series arises from the inherent tensions in the constant negotiation required to build an identity outside of Colombia. The staging of a forced or voluntary identity is explored through absurd and fantastic compositions and questions about the concept of "Magical Realism" as a cultural and national reference. Different strategies are used in order to subordinate the contradictory in a delicate and imaginative order and question the notions of place and belonging.

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Javier VANEGAS

"Wüin"

 

2nd Floor Gallery

October 20 - November 18, 2016

 

"Arijuna, why are you taking pictures of these bones?” asked Antonio, my Wayuu guide, who spoke little Spanish and who I’d been traveling with for more than five hours by motorcycle in the deserts of Guajira from Punta Gallinas to Nazareth. “I'm not entirely sure, Antonio,” I replied, "...I guess because if we keep wasting water, we’ll be next after the animals”. The decision to build each of the photographs that make up this report from water was born from the need to educate the audience about the importance of preserving this vital resource, on which we depend directly to exist.

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Mira BERNABEU

"Abreviaciones Misé en Scène 1994 - 2016"

 

Project Space

October 20 - November 18, 2016

 

Abreviaciones, Mise en Scène, 1995 – 2016, is the first exhibition by artist Mira Bernabeu (Valencia, Spain, 1969) at Galería El Museo. The exhibition includes a selection of photographic works in small format. The artist has selected two to three images from each of the projects from the beginning of her career to date. While each of these projects is intended to be composed of installations, videos, objects and photographs, for this occasion the artist chose to focus solely on her photographic series; a universe that she has meticulously built for over twenty years.

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Catalina ORTIZ

“Sueños Rotos / Broken Dreams”   1st Floor Gallery September 15 to October 15, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, someone said something that had an impact on me and changed my perspective. “At some point in our lives, we all have to grieve the person who we wanted to be or who we dreamed of being in order to accept who we really are.”   Sueños Rotos [Broken Dreams] is a series of drawings that is just beginning, through which I intend to explore and analyze the subject of imagination and ideals. This is an intimate...

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Juanita CARRASCO

“Andar / Walking”   2nd Floor Gallery September 15 to October 15, 2016 My work has been focused on the city and the territory, in a process that is in continuous movement, coming from painting and leading to experiment with different media. The camera allows me to capture repetitive thousands of details that I collect in order to form my own view on life in contemporary cities.   In a constant reflection on time and space, I walk as a kind of automatic writing, able to reveal unconscious areas of the geography that,...

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HUANCHACO

“Manual para hablar con Dios”   Project Space September 15 to October 15, 2016 Works   Panoramic Panoramicas Huanchaco "Manual para hablar con Dios" Panoramicas Huanchaco "Manual para hablar con Dios" 12

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Jorge MAGYAROFF

“Oxímoron / Oxymoron”   Unique Works September 15 to October 15, 2016 An encounter with Jorge Magyaroff’s artwork (Bogotá, Colombia, 1979) is like being in front of a thin line drawn between the accidental and incidental. It moves us to contemplate the beautiful presence of an involuntary mistake that seems to have been left like an event on pause. But when seeing Magyaroff’s series as a whole, we discover that what in a single piece appears to be a wonderful encounter of serendipity is collectively revealed as...

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TRANSLOCACIONES

 

Gallery

July 28 to September 8, 2016

 

In an era where a rapid and incalculable stream of images is overflowing social networks and where the viewer is using the photographic apparatus (formerly known as a camera) instinctively and almost unconsciously by eliminating the act of looking, it is important to stop and reflect on the position of photography in relation to contemporary art practices. Although the basics of photography have been restructured with scientific developments, such as with the emergence of color photography and snapshots or more drastically with scanning and data transmission, artists no longer only use the medium as a way to capture photographs as evidence or documentation, but rather as a tool for creating images.

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