ARTBO | International Art Fair of Bogotá is the meeting point par excellence for the art market in Latin America. For the 13th edition, we presented four sections with a diverse commercial offering, including 75 galleries from 18 countries around the world.
Brazilian curator Kiki Mazzucchelli presented Against Forgetting, an exhibition that brought together fifteen projects by contemporary artists with gallery representation. Their works reflected on issues related to democracy and civil liberties.
This exhibition, curated by Sylvia Suárez (Colombia), focused on historical graphic art. Most of the pieces were selected from the collection of participating galleries in the Principal section.
This year, Foro was free of charge, with prior registration, and focused on two themes: Public Relations organized Pablo Helguera (Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA)) and ARQBO: Architecture at ARTBO presented by architect Camilo Restrepo (Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design).
This free service provided guided tours conducted by a team of experts, led by the museologist Marcela Tristancho, educational coordinator at the Bogotá Museum.
Paulo Licona, María Adelaida Samper and Gabriel Zea (Colombia) presented the project Artistic Bank of Experimental Knowledge, where they provided tools to empower audiences to develop an understanding of the valuation, production, circulation and consumption of art.
This section highlighted projects that stimulated the spectator’s perception in the exhibit hall through installations that transcended the traditional exhibition formats in the booths. This year’s show brought together works of modern art from the late eighties to contemporary installations created specifically for Sitio.
This section explored the book as an art object. For the latest edition, La Silueta (Colombia) brought together 20 projects from national and international publishers and sought to promote new forms of art collecting.