Fairs

MAESTROS

Galería

December 3 to January 29, 2016

 

The plurality of Colombian art is evident in this exhibition, which shows, through the works of different artists, the avant-garde trends that influenced the history of the visual arts in our country and transformed them dramatically nationwide. Genre works, landscapes and still lifes were the protagonists par excellence for decades in our country. From there, and with the support and guidance of teachers in the schools that had, at some point in their lives, direct access to the Western trends of the beginning of the century, Colombian art started to gain more autonomy, consistency and vigor. The regulating principles of the so-called twentieth century avant-gardes, such as impressionism, cubism, geometric and expressionist abstraction, pop, surrealism, hyperrealism, expressionism and figurative art adapted to our culture and our needs for experimentation, leading to a multiplicity of proposals that, in most cases, enjoyed great recognition both nationally and internationally.

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Freda SARGENT

Project Space

December 3 to January 29, 2016

 

Her subtle palette of bright colors builds enigmatic spaces that recall dreams, fables or visions of her childhood. The blue in different shades, the cheerful and festive yellow and the skillfully handled reflections of light are all in part the record of what Sargent sees. Her extraordinary sensitivity leads her to discover the fragility of things and the transience of the moment, which, through the charm of her stroke and gesture, develop a language closer to figurative art that has a major interest in the composition, light, and color. As she says it, "I paint what I see, I paint my life”, and Freda therefore takes elements of landscape, stops nature and immortalizes characters.

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José Horacio MARTÍNEZ

"Travesias"

 

Galería 1er Piso

November 5 - 28, 2015

 

As charts for a journey on the verge of setting sail, one that promises to lead us to inhospitable domains, the paintings of José Horacio Martinez engage us in his spatiality so quickly that it is difficult to stop looking at and inhabiting them after we have faced them. A glance is enough to enter. But not to leave.

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Edwin MONSALVE

"La imposibilidad del paisaje"

 

2nd Floor Gallery

November 5 - 28, 2015

 

At some point during the prehistory, the globe was covered by a thick layer of smoke and ash. Evolutionary theory says that an external agent, one that came from outside of this world, turned the blue planet into what we know today, leaving behind beasts of enormous size and a different vegetation comprised of giant ferns, which, just like those colossal animals, over time became deposits of fossil fuels that have been feeding the progress of humanity for more than a century toward an unknown place.

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Adriana CIUDAD

"Debajo del agua"

 

Espacio Proyectos

November 5 - 28, 2015

 

If we look for the etymological root of "hippopotamus" in ancient Greek, we will find the composition: underwater. Indeed, hippos are a semi-aquatic species that lives in rivers, in a certain way hidden in the depths of streams or raising their eyes above the water of tributaries.

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Álvaro BARRIOS

"El circo del museo Duchamp del arte malo"

 

1st Floor Gallery

September 29 to October 30, 2015

 

Galería El Museo presents the El Circo del Museo de Duchamp del Arte Malo exhibition by Álvaro Barrios (Barranquilla - 1945) at the room on the first floor. In the mid-sixties Barrios was part of the generation that led the transition from modernism to contemporary art in Colombia, and he was an essential figure in the first manifestations of Conceptualism. His work is strengthened with the creation of “Grabados Populares” (Popular Prints) published in newspapers and in an extensive creative dialogue with the proposals of Marcel Duchamp. In 1980 Barrios exhibits a set of works dedicated to Duchamp, which raised questions on how to think about art in Colombia. Ironic and educated, his sense of humor allowed him to swiftly navigate several fronts and interests: beginning with the Theory of Art, criticism, history and curatorship and all the way through poetic situations of great magnetism and fantasy expressed through numerous media: drawing, painting, installations, documents, texts, letters or shadows.

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Luis CABALLERO

"In memoriam" 1943 - 1995

 

2nd Floor Gallery

September 29 to October 30, 2015

 

Galería El Museo pays tribute to Luis Caballero, in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of his death, with the exhibition In Memoriam 1943 – 1995. This retrospective displays 40 works that follow the master’s career from its beginnings and all the way through the nineties, where the human body was a source of emotions and feelings that unfolds between religion, eroticism and violence.

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Gustavo REZENDE

"Dusty"

 

Project Space

September 29 to October 30, 2015

 

Galería El Museo is exhibiting the work of Brazilian artist Gustavo Rezende (Brazil, 1960), Dusty, for the first time in a solo exhibition. Rezende's work is an ongoing narrative about the autobiographical relationship between the artist and the subject, which formulates questions that unite the collective imagination of the visual arts and literature with inquiries about identity and gender.

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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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