The collective Quinta was formed in 2015 with the objective of connecting young professional artists across Colombia with their contemporaries around the world. It presented its first arts proposal at the auction SubasArte and managed to raise close to $80 million pesos (more than US$25,000) for the construction of an arts center in Bogotá’s northern locality of Suba.
With the support of the Colombo-Swiss Foundation, this socially motivated project curated the works of 43 emerging artists for an exhibition that was well received at Bogotá’s Museum of Modern Art (MamBo).
This month, Quinta returns, joining forces with Planeta Amor, a non-governmental organization that provides counselling and health assistance to children diagnosed with HIV. The group’s latest project, “Reproducibles,” presents a very different proposal that will be inaugurated March 11 at the cultural space El Dorado in the capital before moving to Chicago later in the year.
Incorporating various artistic mediums — from photography to engraving, serigraphy, blueprints, and video stills — 29 Colombian and international artists, all under the age of 35, will present works that show how art has the capacity to become reproducible in an age of technological and mechanical processes. The show Reproducibles offers viewers an appreciation of the wide range of possibilities that exist within artistic formats, sometimes complementary, sometimes contradictory.
Among the many artists represented are Colombians Nicolás Gómez and Javier Vanegas, whose works are representative of constantly evolving processes, as well as compositional works that take on social themes with contemporary materials. Two Iranian artists, Rambod Vala and Azadeh Gholizadeh, will also present their works in an exhibition that transcends many mediums and sends out a clear message that art that can be reproduced can also change lives. Admission to this exhibition is free. Until March 26.
Espacio El Dorado – Cra 4A No. 26C-49