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La Central at ArtBo 2013

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La Central presents:

Felipe Arturo

Otto Berchem

Pia Camil

Tania Candiani

Carolina Caycedo

Alberto Lezaca

Santiago Reyes Villaveces

Daniel Santiago Salguero

Stand 307, ArtBo, Bogota

October 24-28, 2013

La Central at ArtRio 2013

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La Central presents:

Otto Berchem
Pia Camil
Daniel Santiago Salguero

ArtRio 2013 (Booth E9, Pavilion 2)
September 5-9

La Central at ArteBa


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La Central at ArteBa
Booth D44
May 24-27
La Rural, Buenos Aires

Featuring the work of : Felipe Arturo, Otto Berchem, Carolina Caycedo, Nicólas Consuegra, Sebastián Fierro, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Juan Carlos Haag, Juan David Laserna, Lucia Pizzani, and Daniel Santiago Salguero.

Encapuchada at Art Lima

La Central, Bogota presents
A project by Otto Berchem

part of
Project Rooms at Art Lima.
April 24-28
Curated by Octavio Zaya

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On February 20th, 1980 the Colombian guerilla group M19 overtook the Embassy of Dominican Republic in Bogotá. This lead to a standoff, with the hostages and guerillas remaining inside for over a period of sixty days, which produced a huge amount of coverage in the media. With their theft of Simon Bolivar’s sword six years earlier, the M19 Group exposed a talent for sophisticated and creative actions of resistance, that could also be perceived as performance art.
For Art Lima, inspired by the images of the Toma de la Emabajada, Otto Berchem works with his own chromatic code to explore one of the classic symbols of the semiotics of the Revolutions.

Un proyecto de Otto Berchem

El 27 de febrero de 1980 el M19 se tomó la sede de la embajada de la República Dominicana en Bogotá. Allí estuvieron recluidos rehenes y guerrilleros por sesenta días en los cuales hubo gran atención mediática.
Desde el robo de la espada de Simón Bolívar en 1974 el grupo M19 utilizó estrategias combativas que bien podrían ser confundidas con acciones perfomáticas.

En esta ocasión el trabajo de Otto Berchem parte de las imágenes que se difundieron durante el período de la Toma de la Embajada y, usando su propio código cromático, explora los lugares comunes de la semiótica revolucionaria.

Raw Material / Materia Prima

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Participating Galleries:
Sultana (París)
La Central (Bogota)
DiabloRosso (Panama City)
Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City)
Yautepec (Mexico City)

Participating Artists:
Stefan Benchoam, Otto Berchem, Buró de Intervenciones Públicas, Pia Camil, Aníbal Catalán, Donna Conlon + Jonathan Harker, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Jacin Giordano, Federico Herrero, Annie Lapin, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Melvin Laz, Gretel Joffroy, Rachel de Joode, Jorge de León, Olivier Millagou, Sofia Novella, Gavin Perry, Calixto Ramirez, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Ana Roldán, Sally Ross, Diana de Solares

Raw Material” is a five-day group exhibition collaboratively developed by five galleries: Sultana (Paris); La Central (Bogota); DiabloRosso (Panama City); Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City); and Yautepec (Mexico City).

The project arose from a conversation between Sultana’s Guillaume Sultana and Yautepec’s Daniela Elbahara in Los Angeles in January and quickly transformed into an effort to bring a small international group of like-minded galleries from three continents together, in order to coordinate a single exhibition during Mexico City’s most important week for contemporary art.

The title “Raw Material” assumes a wide variety of meanings within the context of this exhibition, from the geopolitical to the poetic to the literal. Its curatorial system was thus designed to be open enough to allow each of the galleries to contribute and collaborate with a high degree of autonomy, yet without sacrificing the visual and conceptual cohesiveness of the overall exhibition. Essentially, each of the works showcased in “Raw Material” reflects a clear concern with the aesthetics and significance of its own material and materiality, although these works bridge a variety of artistic intentions and media, including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and video.

The exhibition will take place in an historic Porfirian-era house located at Puebla 124, in the Roma Norte neighborhood, and will be accompanied by a series of artist talks and other events throughout the week.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12:00 – 19:00 hrs and is free of charge.

More Information: info@yau.com.mx | +52-55-5256-5533


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Opening 7:00PM, February 28, 2013

Galería La Central
Carrera 12A No. 77A-72

Felipe Arturo, Otto Berchem, Pia Camil, Nicolás Cárdenas, Jaime Gili, Juan Carlos Haag, Federico Herrero, David Miles, Santiago Reyes, Etta Säfve, Daniel Santiago Salguero.

Horizontal is the first step of an investigation of landscape. The title refers to the traditional format of landscape paintings. In Colombia the most significant school of landscape is the Escuela de la Sabana, where the intention of the artists was to exalt the beauty of the local nature and demonstrate its relation with an appropriate mood.

This exhibition explores some of the possible relationships between the subject and its environment, taking into account the different tensions that arise in the representation and assimilation of space beyond its physical characteristics. Through the result of these negotiations, Horizontal traces a path through the landscape of the contemporary attitude leaving the moral connotation of the romantic landscape, emphasizing the poetic context of the artist’s relationship within their environment.

La Central at artBo

From October, 19th to 22nd
La Central at artBO – Bogota International Art Fair
Stand 216

With works by:
José Aramburo
Felipe Arturo
Otto Berchem
Pia Camil
Juan David Laserna
Alberto Lezaca
Matteo Rivano
Ana Roldán
Ivette Salom