Exhibition

MAESTROS


1st Floor Gallery

December 1 - January 19, 2019

 

With this annual exhibition, Galería El Museo pays homage to Colombian and Ibero-American artists that have defined the paradigms for the creation and development of art on the continent as representatives and protagonists of plastic arts, and whose works continue to be a reference for new generations.

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Alejandro OBREGÓN


2nd Floor Gallery

December 1 - January 19, 2019

 

Alejandro Obregón, son of a Spanish mother and Colombian father, was born in Barcelona in 1920, where he lived until the age of six, when he moved with his family to Barranquilla. After living in England, Spain, and the United States, he returned to Colombia in 1936 to work in the family textile factory in Barranquilla and then as a lorry driver in the Catatumbo Region. It was then that he decided to study painting and travelled to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Here he painted Winter in Boston (1936), a work that already evidenced the influence of the European avant-garde. From 1940 to 1944 he returned to his native Barcelona as the vice-consul of Colombia. In 1944 he moved to Bogota, the same year in which he participated in the Fifth National Salon of Artists. It was then, and during the following decade, that his work was made up predominantly of still lives such as Still Life of a Skull (1945), Three Glasses (1953) and Marine Fruit (1955), without forgetting the most avant-garde landscapes (Landscape, ca. 1945) that had strong and decisive brush strokes. Breaking with the fashion of traditional representation, Obregón shifted the way of thinking about painting among national artists and opened the way towards modernist painting.

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Freda SARGENT


Espacio Proyectos

Diciembre 1 a Enero 19 de 2019

 

Alejada de las vanguardias y de la crítica de la época, Freda Sargent (Londres, 1928) desarrolló un lenguaje propio que se debate entre lo figurativo y lo abstracto. Inspirada en la literatura y en la poesía, la artista explora problemáticas relacionadas con la pintura como lo son la composición, la luz y el color. Igualmente, se interesa por buscar referentes dentro del paisaje, el retrato, los bodegones, las atmósferas y la historia que la rodea desde hace muchos años en Colombia.

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Gonzalo FUENMAYOR

“Todos tenemos nuestra sombra”     1st Floor GalleryOctober 18 – November 24 de 2018       Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s work reflects the dual cultural influence that has inexorably marked his artistic practice: Hispanic and North American. His childhood and youth was spent in one of the cities that best embodies the essence of the Caribbean...

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Aurora LARIO

“Deseo”     Space ProjectOctuber 18 – November 24, 2018     The body is the visible and historical dimension of the person, and at the same time the physical, material and organic realm that embodies the soul and defines the person’s identity. This outer body is comprised of organs and limbs that perceive sensations and comprise communication channels that manage to express the different states of man, his feelings and...

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Fredy Saúl SERRANO

“Parlamento Natura” Space ProjectSeptember 15 – October 12, 2018 The suggestion to look around this exhibition is the following: read Saúl Serano´s work in a dreamlike way. However, the question lies in discovering the type of vision that the artist presents to us through his dreams. It could be pointed out that for medieval writers there were five ways to classify them: insomnium visions, those which lead us to stay awake at night, which...

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José Alejandro BERMÚDEZ

"Hallazgos"


 

2nd Floor Gallery

September 15 - October 12, 2018

 

In his most recent exhibition, José Alejandro Bermúdez presents a series of sculptures that emerge from the duality between painting and sculpture, the serial and the singular, the movement and the static. A few years ago, the artist and architect was working on a piece in which he explored the smelting of bronze with oxides and steel. Inspired by the malleability of steel mesh, he created waves and shapes on the base of bronze, as such playing with the volume and alchemy of smelting. Recently, he decided to resume the exercise that he had interrupted and continue with this investigation around materiality. The result is the display Findings at Galería El Museo.

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Adriana CIUDAD

"Salgan ríos de mis ojos"

 

2nd Floor Gallery

September 15 - October 12 2018

 

The concept of heritage, its frameworks and symbols in constant construction, in recent years has been expanding certain ideas that redefine it. The inheritable does not only include the heritage of each people or the expressions of a determined worldview, but also the cultural traditions that are recognized in an indeterminate space and time. In this way we are capable of evoking heritage, in terms of social construction, and we understand it as an environment of cultural negotiations that, from social disparity, strengthens the framework of their identities. When starting a research project, in the middle of the jungle, and dealing with wandering through a series of interrogations around the oral traditions of a community, we certainly were confronted by other meanings that expel the concept of heritage. Facing this diversity of questions, in addition to the multiplicity of elements that we observed in the Timbiquí region of Colombia, we could be able to redefine a laboratory as a constitutive element that has as its principal objective to unlock the intangible with respect to the intrinsic value of territory. Nonetheless, the local ethnic and dynamic conflicts question the role that should be undertaken by an investigation that, in this case, must establish a symbiotic relation with contemporary art

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Juanita CARRASCO

"Bogotá. 3 días, 11 horas y 38 minutos"

 

1st Floor Gallery

September 15 - October 12, 2018

 

Juanita Carrasco has spent 12 years exploring cities seeking to understand them historically, socially, and spatially through extensive tours and their detailed observation. Photography has been a tool that has allowed her to record everything that motivates her in a sincere and spontaneous manner. In her inquiries through different metropolises, she has been interested by the volumes of buildings, the lines that form the streets and noise in densely-populated urban spaces. She also observes the variations in light, urban spaces and the characters that inhabit and permanently transform them, the continual construction and reconstruction of the city, its change, and movement. From her walks numerous images arise, which she accumulates, organizes, and categorizes to compare them and search for relationships between them.

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lo-foto-gráfico


Gallery

July 7 - August 30, 2018

 

Where is the boundary between reality and fiction? How do we register it, how do we reflect, how do we remember it? Lo-foto-gráfico is an exhibition curated by Juanita Carrasco who, from her career as a visual artist, lab worker and teacher has brought together the work of 30 Latin American artists of different traditions. The show reflects upon the role of the photographer in the modern day and exemplifies the deep changes that have taken place in the field of photography, in its language as well as its conceptualization, techniques and production processes. Carrasco is interested in the diverse uses of this media as an artistic tool, whether in its documentary aspect or as an expressive resource for the construction of new realities.

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