After decades of inaction, the Colombian government is demanding the repatriation of the ancient sculptures, currently held at a Berlin museum.
A Strange Hallucination Plagues Tilda Swinton in Memoria
The newest feature from Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a masterpiece of magical realism, and Hyperallergic’s #1 film of 2021.
Hundreds March Through Midtown for Final Week of “Strike MoMA”
Activists unfurled a “Strike MoMA” banner at a courtyard in the museum and projected protest messages on the museum’s facade after dark.
Protesters Convene at MoMA to Denounce Police Violence in Colombia
MoMA trustee Paula Crown’s husband James Crown, a speaker said, is a director at a weapons conglomerate with ties to violence in Israel, Colombia, and elsewhere.
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.
Archaeologists Discover Eight Miles of Prehistoric Rock Art, “the Sistine Chapel of the Ancients”
Tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans, made up to 12,600 years ago, were found along the Guayabero River in the Colombian Amazon.
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.
Colombians Decry Censorship After Government Officials Paint Over Mural About Extrajudicial Killings
Graffiti artists collaborated to represent the military apparatus that executed thousands of poor farmers, youths, and other civilians. But dozens of military officials and police proceeded to cover the mural with white paint.
The Origins of the Colombian Drug Trade Told Through an Indigenous Family’s Eyes
The female-forward characters and the matrilineal Wayúu tribe the movie orbits have gone surprisingly under-explored by film critics.
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.