Fairs

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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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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