Arte por Excelencias - - Carta Del Editor -

Each Oc­to­ber, a uni­que event that has be­co­me a fo­cal point of La­tin Ame­ri­can and in­ter­na­ti­o­nal art co­mes to the sce­ne of the be­au­ti­ful Co­lom­bi­an ca­pi­tal: the Fe­ria In­ter­na­ci­o­nal de Arte Artbo (Artbo In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Art Fair,) which this ye­ar will again oc­cupy the spa­ces of the Cor­fe­ri­as si­te between the 26th and 30th of the tenth month of the ye­ar.

The 61 ga­lle­ri­es re­pre­sen­ted this ye­ar at the Fair, from 16 ci­ti­es of Ar­gen­ti­na, Spain, Me­xi­co, Do­mi­ni­can Re­pu­blic, Pe­ru, Bra­zil, Uru­guay, the Uni­ted Sta­tes, Fran­ce, Ve­ne­zu­e­la, Ger­many, Den­mark and Co­lom­bia, bring in their lists im­por­tant na­mes and young La­tin Ame­ri­can ta­lents who will form a vi­su­al rain­bow of what has be­en do­ne and what is pro­du­ced to­day. Among the Cu­ban ar­tists that will par­ti­ci­pa­te in the main sec­ti­on are Los Car­pin­te­ros, with the For­tes D'alo­ia & Ga­bri­el ga­llery (Bra­zil); Carlos Ga­rai­coa, with Lui­sa Stri­na ga­llery (Bra­zil); Quis­queya Hen­rí­quez with Sin­di­ca­to, and Carlos Mar­ti­el with Y-ga­llery (Uni­ted Sta­tes). Likewi­se, in the sec­ti­on Proyec­tos (Pro­jects) the Cu­ban ga­llery El Apar­ta­men­to, with ar­tist Rey­ner Ley­va No­vo will take part.

Pain­tings, drawings, en­gra­vings, sculp­tu­res, ob­ject art, per­for­man­ces, ins­ta­lla­ti­ons, will oc­cupy po­si­ti­ons, along with pho­to­graphy and vi­deo, which ha­ve a very strong pro­mi­nen­ce the­se days. Artbo emp­ha­si­zes the lat­ter in a spe­ci­al way, con­so­li­da­ting the va­lue of the ima­ge cap­tu­red in this di­gi­tal age, from car­di­nal na­mes that ha­ve en­ric­hed with their work the­se ex­pres­si­ons at in­ter­na­ti­o­nal le­vel.

Artbo, which had its first edi­ti­on in 2004 as part of the Bo­go­ta Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce's com­mit­ment to the cul­tu­ral and cre­a­ti­ve in­dus­tri­es, will al­so ha­ve this ye­ar the Pro­jects, Re­fe­ren­ces, Si­te, Ar­tecá­ma­ra, Fo­rum, Ar­ti­cu­lar­te and Ar­tist's Bo­ok sec­ti­ons. They will ex­hi­bit com­mer­ci­al pro­jects: his­to­ri­cal works that are re­fe­rents for con­tem­po­rary art and ot­hers wit­hout com­mer­ci­al re­pre­sen­ta­ti­on. Al­so, a fo­rum for dis­cus­si­on with na­ti­o­nal and in­ter­na­ti­o­nal ar­tists and works­hops for the pu­blic will be ope­ned.

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