Thursday, September 13, 2012

Erotic Art in La Nacho

Here are a few, less explicit, shots of the erotic art exhibit going on in the National University's handsome Rogelio Salmona Building, the Graduate Human Sciences Faculty. The works were loaned by the American Museum of Erotic Art, an internet-only institution. The exhibition is called 'Censurarte', altho only some of the works have actually been censored, organizers, from the arts magazine Contestarte, told me. 

Looking at the works, many of which are very explicit, made me wonder how many United States universities would display them, and how much controversy they'd generate. 

The exhibition continues until Sept. 19th. 

A visitor's note asks: 'Why do we censor ourselves?'

This was the first time I'd entered, or even seen, the Rogelio Salmona building, which was designed by and named after Colombia's most famous architect. The handsome, warm brick building makes a tremendous contrast with most of the rest of the Nacho's block-shaped, unimaginative buildings.

Most of the campus's other buildings look like these.

An overhead view of the Rogelio Salmona building. (Photo from Arquitecto Manuel Villota.)

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours


mauricio forero l said...

You are right Mike, the Rogelio Salmona building is really beautiful, nice and yes the surrounding buildings are just flat boring, neither was I impressed with the art work ( the erotic art ) are this works from the students???

M. F.

Miguel said...

Hi Mauricio,

No, I don't believe they are student artworks. You can probably find their origin on the erotic museum's website.

And I agree that they fall a bit short on the artistic masterpiece scale.

Best, Mike

Carlito said...

Hi Mike, did you know that from a bird's view, la Nacho is shaped like an Owl (that represents wisdom)?

And yes, there are boring buildings, I don't really know why are they considered both Cultural Heritage and Architecture mouments