What is a vanishing point?
It is the converging union of lines that fade into the infinite. It may also be the concept that we inherited from the practice of making projective drawings.
How may we define our vanishing point when the starting point itself is already diffused? Taking into considerations that in the world’s current climate even mathematics are not the stable and trustful science, which we used to rely on anymore.
After looking at the artworks of nine specific artists, I started considering that the concept or the creation of a vanishing point is what offers us with a reinterpretation of the exercise of drawing.
I subscribe to the argument by Gilles Deleuze:
“We are moving continuously on parallel lines, while interacting with the surrounding environment. Although those lines may not have been connected from the starting point, they could eventually merge in the expansion of their coordinates. The fluxus between those lines is what generates a constant set of indeterminate possibilities.”
I found the artworks of these creators in the following dynamic: First at all and looking at the phenomenon that has taken place in Colombia during the last ten years, these artists have been developing their research in a direction that intends to introduce Colombian Art into the global art market rather than emphasizing on their own local experiences. In this process, concepts are emerging and a new narrative of their local social circumstances has come up.
In consequence, they are evolving into an aesthetic that can be assimilated in different contexts. As a result, Colombian art is coming out of its main struggle and point of interest, which was focused on the depiction of political conflicts inside its society.
Vanishing Points exhibition brings a selection of artists that have made a very significant progress within the Colombian contemporary art scene. Therefore this Exhibition puts together a generation of artists who have been exploring the visual possibilities of drawing, ranging from elaborate set ups to site-specific installations.
Most of the works presented here are the result of varied types of practices:
Andres Londoño, Rodrigo Echeverry, Alberto Lezaca, Carlos Franklin, Nicolas Paris, Esteban Sanchez, Nicolas Cardenas, Widy Ortiz andFelipe Sepulveda.
Curated by: John Angel Rodriguez
A programme of supporting events will encourage a wide range of visitors.
A workshop with Alberto Lezaca de Paz an artist and university lecturer, he exposes the themes that have inspired their installations. While playing his industrial sonic compositions and projecting his interactive videos, regarding the function of technology in the context of art.
John Angel Rodriguez, independent and associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary art Bogotá, will speak on aspects of contemporary Colombian art independent projects.
Andres Londoño, an artist that has created “Kunstomerservice” which is a help desk to meet the opinions generated by the public, it is a platform that provides to all the people whom accidentally, incidentally or premeditatedly becomes affected by the visual arts. In order to do this Andres will be delivering a performance that aims to engage the local community with his artistic enterprise.
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