11 Historias en 24 Cuadros: Animación Británica hoy
Get familiar with contemporary British animation with this exhibition of the best animated shorts to participate in the prestigious 2013 McLaren Award for animation. The prize has been given out since 1990 in recognition of creativity, technical skills and the ability to best use the tools of animation to recount a story. As this is the 100th anniversary of the Scottish director’s birth, the exhibition also includes a short journey through McLaren’s filmography.
El Parqueadero (Museo de Arte del Banco de la República), Calle 11 #4-21, Until September 13
Fernando Cano: Colombia soy yo
Subtitled ‘visions of our endless reality’, this exhibition contains 86 photos which aim to show how people who have been victims of violence or who have suffered as a result of Colombia’s difficulties can still have a smile on their face. The protagonists are the normal Colombians who are not usually deemed ‘news-worthy’.
MAMBO, Calle 24 #6-00, Until September 14
El Salto de Teqeundama, del viajero ilustrado al encanto frustrado
Diego Benavídez and Mateo Pérez exhibit a series of photographs, drawings, videos and objects related to Tequendama Falls, highlighting the contrast between the waterfall as a majestic landscape and as a source of highly contaminated water.
Espacio Odeon, Carrera 5 #12c-73, From September 11
Shirin Neshat: Juegos de Deseo
Iranian artist Shirin Neshat exhibits a number of photographs and a video of men and women aged between 60 and 80 who exchange love songs and evoke childhood idylls.
Alonso Garcés Galeria, Carrera 5 #26b-92, Until September 26
Saberes de Pupuña: El Chontaduro en La Amazonia
Pupuña is one of the hundreds of names given to the sacred plant that produces the chontaduro fruit. Indigenous tribes in the Amazon have used the pupuña plant for ceremonies and rituals for hundreds of years. The plant is often considered human and given a special place in religious and mythological ceremonies. This exhibition, which includes masks used in the Pijuayo festivals, aims to reclaim and share the symbolic importance of a plant whose significance crosses borders.
Claustro de San Agustín, Carrera 8 #7-21, Until end of September
Francisco Antonio Cano: la mano luminosa
This exhibition, split into four sections, offers a panorama of the thematic, technical and stylistic diversity of Cano- one of Antioquia’s most renowned artists. Go on a chronological journey which highlights his transformation from rural artisan to independent artist.
Museo Nacional, Carrera 7 #28-66, Until September 28
Adrian Gaitan: Lapiz, papel o tijera
Simply using paper, pencil and wood, Adrian Gaitan shows artists’ tools to be part of a virtuous cycle, with wood being used to make the pencils, which need paper to acquire any practical or theoretical meaning.
Del Infinito Arte, Calle 77 #12-03, Until October 12
Dürer, Grabados 1496-1522
Albrecht Dürer was a painter and writer from Nuremberg who is perhaps best known for his printmaking skills. The exhibition of 113 prints, which comes to Bogota from Europe’s Dal Bosco exhibition, showcases some of his most famous prints and also includes conferences and tours.
Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until November 3
Showcasing 192 pertinent photos from the long and distinguished career of American photographer Emmet Gowin, this exhibition demonstrates why he has been one of the most influential artists in his field over the last few decades. He first found inspiration in his wife Edith, with many of his pieces showing an affective and expressive familiar quality. In his aerial shots, the stunning beauty of the photos is juxtaposed with the devastation of nature that they show.
Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until December 7