What’s hot in the art world

By bogotapost April 21, 2015

Over 60 Colombian and international artists have come together in an old house in Rosales, to showcase paintings, murals, graffiti, posters, photos and installations. There will also be workshops. Participating artists have worked day and night to convert this abandoned building, which is due to be demolished, into a vibrant and imaginative artistic interaction, collaborating and creating their spaces in conjunction with each other. Artists from Poland, France, Switzerland, England, Germany, Ecuador, Chile and Venezuela.
Transversal 3 #84-73, Until April 17

Marcel Odenbach: Stille Bewegungen
A selection of 14 pieces which offer a panorama of the artist’s work and cast an analytical and emotional eye on human beings in a globalised world. Odenbach works with video installations.
Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until April 27

Algunas ostras cuecen vitreas rocas
Can you write a recipe for a fossil? When is art food and when is it art?
In this tactile and textured exhibition, Liliana Sanchez questions ideas of permanence as rocks blend into oysters that blend into fossils, and cactuses are juxtaposed against stones.
Galeria Casas Riegner, Calle 70a #7-41, Until April 30

Sara Rayo, María Lucía Gómez and Gloria Grajales present more than 30 pieces of art, including the best of their most recent offerings, using paper sculptures, paintings and photography respectively.
Casa Cano, Carrera 7a #69-45, Until April 30

North American Art: Identity, Place and Memory
This exhibition is centred on things that impact people living in North America, including Latin American, Asian American and African American artists. It examines ideas of memory and identity, how we view ourselves and what others think about us.
BAC, Carrera 7 #57-53, Until May 28

Raymond Depardon’s France
With over 50 published books and 19 films to his name, Depardon is one of France’s most famed photographers, photojournalists and documentary filmmakers, and received a Pulitzer Prize in 1977.
Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until May 31

Encuentros Mexico-Colombia: Various Artists
Around 100 works of art from Colombia and Mexico, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and recordings. The Mexican artists on show include Frida Kahlo, Rufina Tamayo, Diego Rivera and Saturnino Herrán.
Museo Nacional, Carrera 7 #26, Until June 7

Movimiento Armonico Simple
The Colectivo Maski presents an exhibition centred on the Monument to the Flags, built in southwest Bogota in the 40s as an optimistic commemoration of pan-American integration. More than 60 years later, the flags no longer fly and the airport that probably justified the exhibition’s location has been replaced. These obsolete monuments now stand abandoned, a poignant reminder of stumbling modernity.
Espacio Odeon, Carrera 5 #12c-73, Until June 27

Catherine Poncin: archives d’un present
With a sensitive look at Colombia’s conflict and its victims, Poncin presents images of disappeared Colombians, forcing the viewer out of the anaesthesia that so often clouds our view of the conflict. As well as exhibiting at the Alliance Francaise, her work will also be present at the Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica’s stand at FILBo (see pages 11-13).
Alianza Francesa Chico, Carrera 11 #93-40, Until July 16

Hernán Díaz – Revelado: Retratos, Sesiones y Hojas de Contactos
A selection of 76 photos which cover many of the situations and themes that have come to define Díaz’s work. With the inclusion of many contact sheets that are being displayed for the first time, the exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the artist’s creative process.
BLAA, Calle 11 #4-41, Until February 2016