The 15th edition of ARTBO | International Art Fair of Bogotá will take place in the Great Hall of Corferias from September 19th to 22nd, 2019. Purchase your tickets through www.primerfila.com.co
Before doors open today, we invite you to explore a first look at the fair on Artsy. Visit the online preview to inquire on works for sale now and to learn more about this year’s exhibiting galleries and artists. Artsy is the global platform for collecting and discovering art. Artsy partners with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses and art fairs to create the world’s largest art marketplace.
Performance in Practice is curated by Aaron Cezar (Director of Delfina Foundation, London), it brings together 11 projects by contemporary artists represented by a gallery. The works of this space explore the concept of performativity and its place in daily life, in different areas: from the religious and social rituals that mark the passage of time, to the «performance» of the stock exchanges that leads our global economic system.
This section, which traditionally presents historical works by Latin American artists, focuses on Colombia and its artistic weave. Through the lens of four generations represented by artists Beatriz González, Óscar Muñoz, Nicolás Paris, Adriana Martínez, Krist Gruijthuijsen (Director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), curator of the section, explores the networks and informal relationships that are woven between the same artists and their dialogue with authors, musicians, researchers and other creative producers.
This section has the intention to stimulate the viewer's perception through works that transcend traditional exhibition formats. This year brings together six proposals by artists Pedro Gómez- Egaña (Zilberman Gallery), Alfredo Jaar (Luisa Strina Gallery), Juan David Laserna (RINCÓN), Óscar Abraham Pabón (El Museo Gallery/ Fernando Pradilla), Nicolás Robbio (VERMELHO) y del Colectivo Atractor (Hoffman House).
The exhibition, curated by Helena Producciones (Artistic collective in Cali, Colombia), will present the proposals of 25 artists and three groups that question social problems such as corruption, inequity, inequality, looting, exploitation of human and cultural resources, the destruction of the environment, crime and armed conflict.
We invite you to consult the program of the Foro that this year is organized around the theme «15 years of ARTBO» and the recent transformation of the Colombian and Latin American art scene. The space will count on 12 conversations by 42 outstanding personalities from the national and international cultural scene. Foro is free through prior registration at artbo.co.
This section, curated by Relámpago, joins the 15th anniversary celebration with a curatorship focused on the close relationship between art and music; the space is enlivened by a playlist of local music and it displays, in addition to 37 editorial projects, musical and sound pieces which artists have participated.
The pedagogical curatorship of NC-Arte,Laboratory of public experiences, proposes to place creative thinking as a cross-cutting element which is in all the areas and levels of the Fair through three interconnected universes: the public as a creator, Bogotá as an artistic circuit and the Fair as a stage of art.
From 19th to 22nd, you can request free guided tours as part of the educational and mediation activities that provide multiple approaches to the exhibited works and contemporary art in general. The spectators will be able to appropriate the experience in the tours for the public by the different exhibition areas of the Fair.
The New Collectors Catalogue ARTBO - BMW i gathers a selection of works with a maximum price of 6.000.000 COP (approximately 1.900 USD). Furthermore, it includes an interview with Benedict Duffy (Director of Relations with Galleries of the platform Artsy) to collector Eduardo Salazar Yusti.