ARTBO 2017  

ARTBO 2017  

ARTBO, International Art Fair of Bogota

Courtesy ARTBO.
October 19, 2017

October 26–29, 2017 

Preview: October 25

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ARTBO, International Art Fair of Bogotá, the main platform for contemporary art in Colombia and Latin America opens October 26 to 29, 2017

ARTBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá, will present a selection of 75 galleries from 18 countries and the participation of 11 international curators in charge of the sections Projects, Referentes, Artecámara, Foro, Articularte and Libro de Artista from the October 26 to 29 (preview October 25).

The fair combines commercial and non-commercial sections with a focus on diversity and quality. ARTBO presents a poignant selection that balances leading, emerging and cutting-edge galleries, spaces and artists. It is also highly praised for its non-commercial content.

As a program created by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, ARTBO has established itself as the leading platform for the internationalization of galleries, artists, curators and institutions in Colombia and Latin America. It is the driving force behind Colombia’s vibrant contemporary art scene and has been fundamental for its international recognition. 

75 galleries from 18 countries will participate in ARTBO. The Principal section of the fair, includes modern and contemporary art galleries from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Furthermore, in 2017, ARTBO will present a new category titled 21 m2, for national and international young galleries with up to six years of experience and that will participate for the first time in the fair. 

Kiki Mazzucchelli, an independent Brazilian curator, publisher and writer based in London is in charge of the section Projectos, presenting Against Forgetting. This exhibition showcases 15 projects of artists represented by their galleries that focus on symbolic or historical narratives and forms of knowledge expressed by material culture that have been silenced by dominant discourses.

Sylvia Suárez, Colombian independent curator, is in charge of the Referentes section, titled 33 Revolutions. This edition will concentrate on a commercial exhibition of graphic art, with an interest in its expansion during the second half of the twentieth century until 1989. It will include unpublished documents and works less widespread in the historiography of the medium.

La Usurpadora, a Colombian curatorial collective, is in charge of the Artecámara section. This year, Do It While You Are Young puts in evidence the strength of this section as a platform for emerging Colombian artists willing to take risks and experiment. It will present 25 artists, two artist-run spaces and three collectives selected from a national open call.

Foro, will present two thematic lines. On the one hand, Mexican artist Pablo Helguera presents Public Relations, a set of talks focused on exploring how contemporary forms of communication influence artistic discourse. While on the other, Camilo Restrepo, Colombian architect founder of AGENdA and invited professor at the School of Architecture and Design at Harvard University, is in charge of the talks ARQBO: Architecture at ARTBO.

This year’s Sitio, the section of the fair that presents works that transcend the traditional format of the booth, will show works by Jesús Rafael Soto, Ivan Argote, Henk Stallinga, François Bucher, Jorge Julian Aristizábal, and Leyla Cárdenas winner of the Oma Award 2016.

La Silueta, an editorial project led by Juan Pablo Fajardo and Andrés Fresneda, will be in charge of the section Libro de Artistas. A selection of artist book publishers and distributors take part, showcasing the world of artists who use books as a medium and the publishers they produce this content with.

Articularte is a space dedicated to sensitizing and engaging the audience to the contemporary art scene through workshops and laboratories. “Artistic Bank of Experimental Knowledge” is the theme of this edition and will present a project that provides tools for the public to understand the different systems of art creation, valuation and consumption.

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