CONTEXTO
September 2, 2021 -
October 15, 2021
La Balsa Arte Medellín
Panorámica_Sala_Contexto_Medellín
Panorámica de sala. Contexto, La Balsa Arte Medellín

Group show

Represented Artists

MARTHA LUCÍA
RAMÍREZ
JULIÁN
BURGOS
RAMON
LASERNA
JORGE
BARCO
ANDRÉS
ORJUELA
ANA MARÍA
VELÁSQUEZ

Guest Artists

JORGE
ORTIZ
MARGARITA
BESOSA
MARGARITA
BESOSA
AZUL Y LINDY
MÁRQUEZ
AZUL Y LINDY
MÁRQUEZ
JUAN
OSORNO
JUAN
OSORNO

“Una rosa es una rosa es una rosa”, dijo Gertrude Stein, quien fue gran amiga de Picasso en sus años parisienses. El lenguaje juega con nosotros y nosotros buscamos construir figuras con él. Rosas hay de muchos tipos, desde ‘porqué no estornudar, Rose Célavi?’, la célebre escultura ‘Readey-made’ de Marcel Duchamp, a las rosas del fabuloso parque Rosedal de Palermo en Buenos Aires.

¿Qué función juega el lenguaje en la obra de arte?

Desde la antigüedad egipcia o los códices mayas, se han usado elementos para representar aquello que llamamos ‘palabra’; más tarde aparece la palabra escrita en la obra de arte, bien sea como medio para denotar un origen o darle sentido aun contenido particular, como es el caso con los textos que aparecen en ‘las monjas coronadas’ exhibidas como ‘La Muerte Barroca’ en el Banco de la República.

La reflexión sobre la tensión entre materialidad y concepto, y aún la materialidad y el lenguaje mismo, (o la desmaterialización de la obra de arte, cuando esta se compone únicamente de lenguaje escrito, como en el caso de una lista de instrucciones de Yoko Ono), nos ha motivado a revisar la manera en que un grupo de artistas contemporáneos incorpora el texto en su obra.

CONTEXTO busca resaltar el giro lingüístico y/o conceptual en la producción contemporánea.

Ana Patricia Gómez Jaramillo

Selected images

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About artists

Ana Maria Velásquez
ANA MARÍA
VELÁSQUEZ
In a game between fragility and strength, Ana María Velásquez's installations and sculptures are built from the meticulous collection and classification of everyday industrial waste: milk bags, plastic elements, industrial packaging and simple hardware elements such as guides and cables: nuts and bolts. She uses current invoice paper, residue from the accounting of everyday consumption, as an element to build dim mobiles. These various pieces are rearranged and assembled to simulate ghostly urban landscapes of the Big Apple, or to recreate flocks of vultures, astonishing creatures that inha...
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ANDRÉS
ORJUELA
Orjuela's work proposes a reinterpretation of certain social, political and historical events, whose analysis over time allows for multiple interpretations, even contradictory ones. Behind an image of King Kong a political criticism can be hidden. His visual repertoire is filled with elements of popular and mass culture: magazines, comics, press photo archives, toys, masks, family photo albums, rescued from street sales, among others. All these symbolic elements make up a rich and personal collection of images that the artist classifies, saves and consults in building associations for his w...
Jorge_Barco
JORGE
BARCO
“The effort to give a certain materiality to something apparently ethereal like sound is a constant in my artistic work” In his projects, he investigates, from a sound perspective, issues related to media archaeology, speculative design, spatial imaginaries, and geological materials. Within his production strategies, he combines media such as analog electronics and the reappropriation of low-tech technologies, to create sound machines and installations, which he combines with performance and on-site projects. Barco has held exhibitions, residencies, and workshops in different art centers, m...
Ramón_Laserna
RAMON
LASERNA
Ramón Laserna studied Industrial Design at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2016 he participated as a resident in Flora ars + natura, directed by José Ignacio Roca. His graphic exploration is very close to abstract movements and Latin American kinetic art. With his methodical line drawings he achieves a body of work of great diversity. Through small changes in the angle of planes, he produces visual phenomena of vibration, movement, or moiré within a refined formal style. His abstract drawings evoke Latin American optical art of the mid-20th century. His experimentation ...
Julian_Burgos
JULIÁN
BURGOS
Julián Burgos's painting is consistent with his European training, particularly marked by his studies and life in France. The wonders of classical baroque painting inspired in him a desire to appropriate the techniques of the masters and to meddle with the formal language of great landscapes, mythical representations and the representation of the body. His immersion in baroque art is also characterized by the freedom to make iconoclastic use of diverse languages, analogous to Latin American baroque architecture, in which formal religious stylistic motifs were associated with tropical fauna ...
Jorge Ortiz Cancino
JORGE
ORTIZ
Jorge Ortiz se formó como publicista y comenzó a trabajar como asistente de fotografía en un estudio en Nueva York.  A partir del contacto con los materiales de laboratorio encontró su verdadera vocación en el arte y en la fotografía. Los materiales de revelado dejaron de ser medios para un proceso para convertirse en las herramientas que le permitieron experimentar con la luz, el tiempo y el azar.  Con estos medios comenzó a trabajar en Colombia, participando en el Salón Atenas de 1978.  A partir del 76, los enjambres de cables o las simples estructuras visuales que estos creaban en la esc...
Martha_Lucía_Ramírez
MARTHA LUCÍA
RAMÍREZ
The work of Martha Lucía Ramírez is characterized by her empathy with human emotions; from her feminine condition, she attaches fundamental importance to the expression of feelings, as well as to the great intertwining of solidarity. Her work considers contemporary experiences of mass migration, forced displacement, and solidarity networks, giving these recurring situations an epic dimension. Human chains, groups crossing rivers, carrying their belongings on their backs are associated with geographic drifts, in which entire continents are in motion. Mass communication sources feed her visua...
MARGARITA
BESOSA

Visual Artist from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Master in Fine Arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions, among the most outstanding are: SIART International Art Biennial, La Paz, Bolivia (2016) and Totem Corporación Artística y Cultural, Bucaramanga, Colombia (2017). In addition, she was awarded some distinctions such as: II Premio Arte Joven FUGA, Bogota, Colombia (2017).

AZUL Y LINDY
MÁRQUEZ

We are sisters and together we have built an artistic process that began in life, in childhood; to remember, forget and create memory, which is visible through the body, gesture, and image. This is how projects presented in individual exhibitions in Medellín have emerged, such as: Autobiografía del Universo, Sala U (2019); Universe, Timebag, The Blue House (2015); Cubo X2, Casa Tres Patios (2014) and Reflected, Cultural Center, Faculty of Arts (2011). In addition, participating in group exhibitions since 2004, in which we highlight the most recent ones: 2020 Sessions in Confinement, MAMM; With this mouth in this world, Lokkus contemporary art and in 2019 Proyecto Z, La Balsa Arte Medellín and Insatiable Mind, Salisbury International ART Festival, England.

JUAN
OSORNO

Master in Fine Arts from the University of Antioquia. Winner of CIFO 2017 Grants & Commissions Program, Miami, Florida. Also, his work has participated in different exhibitions, among the most outstanding are: Museo el Castillo, Medellín, Colombia (2013), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (2013), Art Paris, Art Fair (2019), in addition to participating in various exhibitions in art galleries.

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