ArtBo + 43SNA: Material Focus

Interesting uses of media across a variety of works at the Colombian art fairs

While our first look at the works found among Colombia’s ArtBo and 43SNA art fairs explored the underlying focus on a collective humanity among South American artists and galleries, our next look studies some of the interesting uses of material. From a motorcycle sound installation to a guileful zoetrope, the works below are a few of the standouts from many cleverly executed, material-focused pieces found …

ArtBo + 43SNA: Humanity

Global compassionate connections found within various works at the recent Colombian art fairs

When planning a visit to Colombia to take in the vast amount of contemporary art works at Bogotá’s ArtBo and Medellín’s 43rd Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, instincts would predict a large presence of works around violence, drugs or political turmoil. But much like the country’s forward-thinking residents, the artists have jilted these now-stereotypical cultural issues and are instead focused on examining the nation’s place among …