Because worth following promulgating national artistic talent, Digital T-Rex brings the second part of the journey for the VIII Prize Luis Caballero , this time by the water route , a trip for four iconic and representative areas of Bogota operated some of the most important FREE until next November 15! Artists from Colombia.
The first stop of this route is the mysterious monument to Heroes , which reopens its doors for an art exhibition after passing through here José Alejandro Restrepo with his ‘ Model of Dante ‘ Mario Opazo and’ So roads are made ‘ Juan Fernando Herran and currently with his staging ‘ Thousand Heroes ‘ .
Located in this monument inaugurated in 1963 by President General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in honor of the birthday of the 130th anniversary of Simon Bolivar, who was thought at first to honor the fallen men in national civil wars and the military that the government provided United States to support the war against socialism in Korea.
This exhibition consists of pedestals without heroes and audiovisual work, raises us to reflect off the position of leaders who now rule the country and who have put our trust and through the years with different characters , in this case specifically those of the deed of Independence.
And after seeing the lack of heroes arrived at the Art Gallery Flora Ars + Natura , the temporary home of the ‘ Drawing area ‘ Lina Espinoza ; an investigation ecosystems that act as microscopic model of the contradictions between the industrial ” development” and environmental imbalance.
Born from extensive research of the artist who ” has to do with the contrast between the significant increase in our ability to manipulate life in the contemporary world , and our difficulty in understanding the human experience in the social , political and poetic level.”
An invitation to think about the poetic potential of the water in which they live hundreds of living beings affected as many of our compatriots by multinationals that damage the earth constantly hurting their daily lives , highlighting the fragility to invade an ecosystem.
Night falls on the city and is the turn of the imposing Torre Colpatria. The place selected by the artist Benjamin Inga Jacanamijoy , to highlight the cultural and artistic values of ethnic communities living in remote areas of the country.
In Colombia there are 87 indigenous communities by the Government and 102 according to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia , and between these Jacanamijoy focused on the tradition of Ingas women, who in their daily transit weave a chumbe , known to whites as band , whose everyday is to protect the ” place where life or woman belly starts ” .
An element considered essential in the writing of Inga , Nasa , Misak and Yanakona cultures in which by design – symbols and poetic language the life and thought of a particular place in life that helps us to build from the memory has passed the benefit of future generations.
And sadly we end this tour at the Memory Center Peace and Reconciliation with the work Phoenix Ana Maria Rueda, who invites us to rethink our eyes to the serious problem of forced displacement plaguing the country and that to date totals more than 7 million of far away from their land and more than 220,000 deaths.
Designed from the rebirth of the phoenix amid the ashes, this resilient laser projection showing constellations made by many of these victims , is a poetic introduction to this problem that makes Colombia one of the world’s countries with the largest number of displaced internal .
Proposal regarding the relationship with Colombia , which receives the largest number of displaced are inserted marginally and pass through invisible presences in this center opened by Mayor Gustavo Petro as space thought to take on duties and civil obligations regarding the armed conflict and the ability of victims to show through various means their cultural manifestations.
This is part of #PremioLuisCaballero celebrating its eighth version this year and ends on November 15 with one of the most important awards for contemporary artists in the country between those who participated this year Alberto Baraya , Juan Fernando Herran, Ana Maria Millan Ana Maria Rueda, Lina Espinoza, Benjamin Jacanamijoy , Juan Mejia and Ana Isabel Diez.
This is an invitation to know all spaces from Monday to Sunday and also has free buses to move them Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6 and 6 to 8 ; and Saturdays from 2 to 4 , 2 to 6 and 6 to 8. A plan by School Guides Santafe IDARTES Gallery , all at no cost. More info : http://premioluiscaballero.gov.co/