|'What you must think.' These posters have appeared on walls around La Candelaria and other parts of Bogotá.|
El Parqueadero, an underground section of the Museo de Arte complex in La Candelaria, held a bunch of exhibitions this evening about what you should think, more or less.
These posters, by an arts group, satirize the recently-introduced section titles in El Tiempo, Colombia's leading newspaper: 'Debes Leer,' 'Debes Saber,' 'Debes Hacer,' etc. Certainly pretty self-assuming - but do they reflect or lead to a general lack of thinking for ones-self?
On the other hand, can public exhibits, like this one by an arts group called Acciones Directas, really prompt people to think for themselves? I haven't seen many signs of it.
But most of the other exhibits had even less of a concrete message.
|Dining as performance.|
|Gaitan looks back from 1,000 peso bill.|
|Bad portraits for 1,000 pesos.|
|'Dream, Dance, Eat' - Maybe that's life.|
|This exhibit's message was much clearer.|
|As is this one, critical of genetically modified organisms. But if you really think about it, millions of us have grown up eating GMOs, with no apparent ill effects.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours