Bogotá's art scene appears to be expanding, thanks at least in part to growing wealth and increasing tourism. And that was on display at the Contemporary Art Fair, which ended today.
Despite the fair's name, little of the art seemed really avant garde - which was a relief for me, since I can't make much of abstract art.
|The Imaginart Gallery of Barcelona, Spain, had a display of heads. (The one on the left is art.)|
|For anybody who doesn't know, Georgia has lots of poverty and is notorious for racism, altho Atlanta now also represents the 'New South.' In any case, if the photo was meant to parody stereotypes, to me it also emphasized them by showing these black and latino 'boyz in the hood.'Casa Cuadrada Gallery|
|I like this scene, of another Casa Cuadrada image, maybe because of its suggestion of Big Brother. Casa Cuadrada Gallery.|
|'I want to feed myself from art' - a cry by many artists. El Museo Gallery|
|The letters were formed from beadede images like this one. El Museo Gallery|
|The interior of the building itself, which I was told was once a theatre, later the office of CityTV and is now an arts foundation, looks artistic itself. The building is on Ave. Jimenez and Carrera 5.|
|What's the point of these images of a man contemplating his reflections, in a display by El Museo Gallery?|
|I've always liked realistic portraits which portray a person's personality, like this peasant woman. Galeria Mu.|
|These photos of shelves of books are by MaxStevenGrossman, who said he portrays 'things that are going away.' hopefully, that doesn't mean that books are disappearing.|
|An aging roller derby competitor. The sport has a following in Colombia.|
|The only display I saw about an ongoing news story was this one about the Libyan conflict.|
|But which flag is it?|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours