Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day and Night in Colombia

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Few days ago I was in Bogota.
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 Bogota is located on an altitude of 2,600 mt
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What I liked of Bogota was it's super dystopian urban landscape
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Bogota is a city with a perpetual steady climate. Fast variations from sunny to rainy in few seconds all year long.
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Lots of architectural variety
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and great food.
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Walking around Macarena one can admire local graffiti art.
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This trip was made because I was invited by Maria Ines Rodriguez 
to participate with my gallery Gloria Maria,

(l-r Maria Ines Rodriguez, Milena Bonillas, Natalia Valencia)
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in the independent projects of the ArtBo fair

(photo:Maria Alejandra Torres)
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(in the photo: Maria Paz Gaviria)
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The curatorial idea was "City as a laboratory" and I showed few works
from my monuments both imaginary and readymade.

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I loved the work of the late Monica Restrepo introduced to me by Lorenzo Giangrandi.

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At night Bogota  is not scary anymore and it has great things to do.
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I visited the amazing Gold Museum
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Once you go out from Bogota you start going down the mountains
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the temperature is rising
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and a jungle appears.
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We reached the house of artist Camilo Villegas in Anapoima.
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 a perfect retreat on a hill slope inside the jungle.
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Camilo and Natalia (Valencia) made me a great tour around to check colombian flora
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  from a typical Mango tree

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to the very lush coffee one
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arriving finally to the unsuspected Coca tree!
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(coca tea boxes can be bought from everywhere).
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Warm and humid
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Discoveries everywhere
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variety of unexpected noises and beautiful smells.
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