Category Archives: Interviews and Reviews

As seen in: Bogotá

Some apparently young and up and coming artists at Ensayos Para un Mundo Perfecto, at the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Casa Republicana.

Esteban Peña.

Carlos Castro.

Some embassy art with Dayanita Singh at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Old school performance (in a pool) by José Alejandro Restrepo, at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Cali: Fallas de Origen, a clever combination of work investigating the narco trade and its impact on the city of Cali, at La Central.

Wilson Diaz’s, Cali Coca Gardens and Fallas de Origen.

Detail with Coca leaves.

Jose Horacio Martinez’s The Bodyguard, and Margarita Garcia’s Cali Cartels.

Detail of Margarita Garcia’s Cali Cartels.

And last, but not least, a local favorite of mine, Victorino García’s Dead Nuns at the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República.


Spitting in the soup

You walk through the exhibition.

You see a series of beautiful photographs.

You read the corresponding, somewhat didactic texts.

You engage with the work.

To your surprise, you enjoy the work.

The beauty of the images.


Then you see this:

Pity. I was enjoying the work until then.

As the old adage goes: a picture is worth a 1,000 words.

Didacticism is worth 1: yawn.

Some, Not All Of…

The works that I liked at the 29th São Paulo Bienal.

Yael Bartana.

David Claerbout

Tatiana Trouvé.

Sue Tompkins.

Claudia Joskowicz

Pixação SP.

Kendell Geers.

Douglas Gordon

Francis Alys.

Cildo Meireles.

Amongst others.