After decades of inaction, the Colombian government is demanding the repatriation of the ancient sculptures, currently held at a Berlin museum.
Colombian Government Exploited Doris Salcedo’s Art to Denounce Nationwide Protests
The government’s usurpation of Salcedo’s Fragmentos installation has been viewed as the latest instance of “artwashing” by the Colombian Ministry of Culture.
Compassionate Photos of Daily Life in FARC Camps, Colombia’s Largest Guerrilla Group
Federico Ríos Escobar documents FARC camps with a keen eye; his images diverge from the government-produced image of the armed forces as a single, one-dimensional enemy.
Bogotá Artists Document State Violence Erupting in Historic Protests
From photojournalism to conceptual printmaking, visual artists are recording the violence of the ongoing Paro Nacional, or the National Strike.
As Bogotá Transforms, a Movement Grows to Safeguard the City’s Street Murals
Plans to restore and paint 2,500 houses in Bogotá’s historical downtown area of Candelaria are clashing with graffiti artists whose colorful murals have transformed the area and brought tourists to the neighborhood.
Graffiti Artists Highlight the Work of Bogotá’s Informal Recyclers
Informal recyclers are as ubiquitous in Bogotá as the city’s world famous street art, yet for most Colombians, completely invisible.
A Divided Reception for Doris Salcedo’s Memorial in Bogotá
At the same time that Doris Salcedo’s intervention received unanimous praise from the press, it also drew criticism from local artists and political activists alike.
Doris Salcedo Fills a Public Square in Bogotá with the Names of Civil War Victims
Yesterday, Bolívar Square turned white in the name of peace. A new site-specific work by Doris Salcedo covers the heart of Bogotá with 7,000 meters of white fabric.
From Deforestation to Disappeared Populations, Bogota’s ARTBO Fair Reflects South America’s History
BOGOTA — The 11th edition of ARTBO in Bogota, Colombia, held from October 1–4 at the Corferias convention center, was a sea of abstract and conceptual art.
Colombia Will Build Museum for Victims of Ongoing Civil War
The National Center for Historical Memory has announced an international competition to design a National Museum of Memory to commemorate the victims of the fighting in Colombia.