Fairs

Juan Carlos DELGADO

"Humos"

 

Project Space

August 13 to September 19 2015

 

Juan Carlos Delgado is a multidisciplinary artist who works with installations and interventions in public spaces by using photography, sculpture or painting. The artist's work is shown as a fragment of a memory that stops in time; an open dialogue between remembering and forgetting that seeks to reveal some of his personal stories. The Humos series consists of seven black photos that appear to be columns struggling against gravity.

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Fotografía TRANSVERSAL

Gallery

August 13 to September 19 2015

 

About 110 years ago, traveler and visionary George Eastman, founder of the Kodak Company, realized the importance of making the camera a practical and versatile device for everyone. With its product, the Brownie Camera, and the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest", Eastman summarized what could be considered as the great-great-grandfather of Instagram. Since its inception, photography has been a medium subject to numerous attempts at privatization and monopolization, but unfortunately for some and fortunately for the world, its ease and practicality have naturally made it a part of our lives.

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Vicky NEUMANN

"Cosas de muchachos" / ("Teenager’s Things")

1st Floor Gallery

June 18 to August 6, 2015

 

After her successful exhibition at the Museum of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Juventud sin Divino Tesoro [Youth without a Divine Treasure], which will be open until July 4, and continuing with her topics on youth, Vicky Neumann (Barranquilla, 1963) presents Cosas de Muchachos. About the work, the artist says: “By using destruction and reconstruction, as well as certain materials, I intend to subvert the aesthetic and moral values of a conformist society, and I leave them in the hands of a fearful youth that does not expect much from the society or its legacy.” Neumann's artwork has an aesthetic and thematic coherence through the dynamism with which she incorporates brush strokes full of texture, body and color with printed images.

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NEGRET – ROJAS – RAMÍREZ

"Tres escultores colombianos internacionales"

 

2nd Floor Gallery

May 14 to August 6, 2015

 

Contemporary Colombian art was always influenced by foreign movements and trends. Without a doubt, Edgar Negret (1920-2012), Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar (1922-2004) and Carlos Rojas (1933-1997) represent the most remarkable cases of the 20th-century Colombian sculpture’s advance towards international art. These artists were pioneers in breaking artistic conventions by giving back its intrinsic geometrical value to form and a systematic meticulousness to composition. They presented themselves as the vanguard representatives of modern sculpture in Colombia, who transcribed the order of the machines, the strength of the buildings and the subjugation of space. Their works are allegories of the complexity of the human spirit, the multiplicity and plasticity of matter, and the rationalism of planes and lines that evoke perfect forms and subtle ideas.

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Rodrigo ECHEVERRI

"Esencial"

 

1st Floor Gallery

May 14 to June 13 2015

 

Galería El Museo is presenting the work of Rodrigo Echeverri (Bogotá, 1975) in a solo exhibition for the first time. Esencial is a journey through the different stages of the artist's work, where he returns to its key elements and sticks to the reasoning that shaped his creative intuition and plastic content according to his expressive will. Echeverri's earlier work was based on a production of irregular shapes supported by geometry, which was directly associated with the Colombian socio-political context. However, for this exhibition, the artist is freed from anecdote and focuses on the definition of form. These new pieces generate lights and shadows that visually suggest three dimensions, using wooden plates and taking advantage of the direction of the streaks to organize form and create the visual illusion of volumes, which apparently alternate with or meet each other. They evoke minimalist implications in terms of their austerity and force, allowing the viewer to focus on their conceptual foundations and their physical structure, returning to the initial considerations with the possibility of launching new routes based on the essential. Rodrigo graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States and Brazil. He has received several awards and distinctions at a national level, such as the cycle of young artists at the Alliance Française in 2007 and a mention at the University Art Salon of the Gilberto Alzáte Foundation.

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Juan Francisco CASAS

(A)utopic

 

Space Proyect

May 14 to June 13 2015

 

Artist Juan Francisco Casas (Jaen-Spain, 1976) is presenting his project (A)utopic, which brings together almost 40 drawings made with a blue BIC pen. However, in this occasion, the drawings are almost all in small format. The title of the exhibition is born from the combination of the English words autopic, short for auto-picture, and utopic, which refers to the representation of an idealized world constructed as an alternative to the world that actually exists, understood here as the territory of the virtual and that of social networks that feature the auto-pictures, or selfies. By merging the two terms, Casas proposes a concept that unifies, on the one hand. the autobiographical component that runs throughout his entire creative production, and on the other, the form of capture known as the auto-picture or selfie, which refers to the oh-so-trendy pictures taken of oneself, alone or in the company of others, through mobile phones, tablets or webcams, and uploaded almost instantaneously to social networks. Casas’s work has a close relationship with photography as his starting point and as an essential tool in the creation of his works.

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Jorge CABIESES

"Fruto Prohibido" / ("Forbidden Fruit")

Project Space

June 18 to August 6, 2015

 

In his first exhibition in Colombia, the young and renowned Peruvian artist Jorge Cabieses (Peru-1971) presents his project for the gallery's Projects Room, which is called Fruto Prohibido. Cabieses opts to play in shorthand with the images that he has intuitively selected from old magazines that used lithography as a printing technique. With geometric figures and lines, the artist hides certain parts of the images, suggesting the possibility of a double emancipation: that of the promise of what is hidden, and that of the reality of what it is hidden by.

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Starsky BRINES

 

Mariana MONTEAGUDO

"Personajes extraños"

 

Gallery

April 17 to May 9 2015


Galería El Museo presents the Personajes Extraños [Strange Characters] exhibition, which seeks to strike a conversation between the works of two Venezuelan artists, Mariana Monteagudo and Starsky Brines. These artists have created exceedingly particular characters in their works: Starsky by alluding to the social situation in Venezuela and the behavior of the modern individual in the city, and Monteagudo with her characters and creatures inspired by various ancient cultures, fused with the fashion and trends of modern society.

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Aurora LARIO

"Dulce Punzante"

 

Project Space

April 17 to May 9 2015


In this latest work, Aurora Lario (Madrid, 1967) strengthens the relationship with two constants in her work: memory and history of art. For Lario, flowers occupy a privileged place in artistic language and their meaning goes beyond their materiality. Beauty, smell, color and the ephemeral life cycle of flowers are repeatedly identified with attitudes, feelings and values. The artist conveys a strong interest in expressing and claiming the beauty in her work through painting.

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Tribute to

Rodrigo CASTAÑO

 

"Folder HJCK"

 

Unique Works

April 17 to May 9 2015


At the unique piece room, Luis Fernando Pradilla wanted to pay tribute to his dear and recently deceased friend Rodrigo Castaño Valencia, with whom he released a collection of graphic works on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the HJCK station in 1990, which was then led by Álvaro Castaño Castillo, Rodrigo’s father. The artists chosen back then were already enjoyed recognition, and now 25 years later, the ones who have died (Manuel Hernandez, Carlos Rojas, Lorenzo Jaramillo, Gustavo Zalamea, Edgar Negret, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar) and the ones who still live (Jim Amaral, Ola de Amaral, Álvaro Barrios, Becky Meyer, Maria Isabel Rueda, Umberto Giangrandi, Maripaz Jaramillo and David Manzur) are among the most important Colombian artists of the twentieth century.

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