Colombia, the Realities behind the Boom
The word “boom” is often used in the fields of economics and demographics to mean sudden burst. But what meaning could it have when applied to art? For the last decade art made in Colombia has been faring increasingly well on the international market and attracting intensifying attention from Colombians and non-Colombians alike. In 2013, Le Monde published an article entitled “Colombie, ex-paria et nouvelle scène de l’art ” (Expariah and new art scene). The book Art Cities of the Future (Phaidon) listed Bogota as one of the world’s dozen emerging art capitals. Colombia was the guest of honor at the 2015 ARCO contemporary art fair in Madrid.