Tejedores de agua | ARCOLOMBIA
The river in Colombia's contemporary visual and material culture
In Colombia, rivers are important transport links between communities and places of rich traditional practice.
The exhibition "Tejedores de agua" (Water weavers) uses the river as a conceptual device to display textiles, drawings, ceramics, graphic design, furniture, videos and installations by 17 artists, all associated with seven Colombian rivers. The show presents settings with very different viewpoints on Colombia's social, political and ecological issues and the circumstances under which the country's creative production is taking place.
Nowadays, when most of the Colombian population live in cities, rivers are still the only way of reaching remote areas and their role is to act as the axis for a different kind of economy: the black market that feeds the armed conflict that has been raging in Colombia for decades.
Artists taking part: Olga de Amaral, Ceci Arango, Alberto Baraya, Mónika Bravo, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, David Consuegra, Nicolás Consuegra, Clemencia Echeverri, Juan Fernando Herrán, Jorge Lizarazo, Susana Mejía, Libia Posada, Abel Rodríguez, María Isabel Rueda, Lucy Salamanca, Tangrama, Marcelo Villegas y Carol Young.
From february 25 to april 12 of 2015