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Colombia Recounted

Art by Miguel de la Espriella - Title: 'Margaritas'

Art by Miguel de la Espriella – Title: ‘Margaritas’

Christie’s is pleased to present a selling exhibition Colombia Recounted: A Project of Contemporary Colombian Art, which will provide a glimpse of Colombia’s contemporary art through the works of artists who have played a major role in the development of the country’s arts scene over the last decades. Curators Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig, PhD, and Oscar Roldán-Alzate, MS, have selected works that represent different views within a common context that go beyond geographical limits and extends to the international contemporary discourse. The selling exhibition, which coincides with Christie’s May auctions of Latin American Art, will be open to the public and will be installed the new West Galleries.

Comprised of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations, the group is suggestive of the crossroads that characterize the Colombian art scene and establishes critical links between culture and the development of new narratives, inquiring about the territory and the plurality of the landscape. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Monika Bravo, María Fernanda Cardoso, Antonio Caro, Rafael Gomez Barros, Beatriz González, Miler Lagos, Oscar Muñoz, Luis Fernando Roldán, and Doris Salcedo.


As ever, and as the curators themselves complain, a very very small of all professional colombian artists work is presented at this exhibition. However, at least there is some inroads into presenting Colombian art to a wider viewing public and for that the efforts are to be reocmmended.


Original full art article publication: Colombia Recounted

PDF of Colombia Recounted