Exhibitions | Frequency and Intensity (2 Decades + 1 Lustrum) | 2014
Don Nadie | "Ornamental crime" (detail) | 2011 | Coca plant made with $200 colombian bills | 80 x 50 x 25 cm
Collective
Opening and Closing: Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 6:00pm

Frequency and Intensity

(2 Decades + 1 Lustrum)

This exhibition traces a reading of the last 25 years in Colombia, taking as focus some key events within an always compelling social, political and economic history, with which a core of artistic and symbolic production deliberately enter in dialogue. As an important aspect of the collective sensibility, proposals gathered here are part of a flexible process of multiple voices, in which sometimes seems to loom a sense —almost always provisionally, although few times arbitrarily— which reveals the fluctuations of the territory.

Frequency and intensity assumes a deployment, in this course of time, of some of the established routes and contradictions inscribed within a recent national past that match, for a deserved anniversary celebration, the time of Valenzuela Klenner Gallery in Bogotá. The title refers to the magnitude with which the manifestations or effects of a conflagration-the Colombian case is designated as an irregular war with high frequency and low intensity- in a way, define a strategy based on their duration. But unlike the modality with which the expanded internal armed conflict is typified, within the field of Colombian effervescent visual arts, the breadth of scenarios and actors as well as the dynamics of a iconoclastic and proliferating local cultural spectrum, have enabled a high frequency, as well as a high intensity, which in recent years have attained increasing international attention and whose multiples settings or places of propagation even tend to transform themselves in the middle of a full course of interaction.

Different paths, approaches and proposals share the rooms of the gallery with some informative records and briefings which interference allows to capture this socio-aesthetic events here presented (gathered here). This is a rout of works and contexts, which —to define or demarcate moments with facts and images—  in addition are able to enounce simultaneously inflections or imminent cracks and, therefore, hold decisive force

 

Curated by: Emilio Tarazona (Perú).

 

Artists:

Fernando Arias / Germán Arrubla / Elkin Calderón / Constanza Camelo / Carlos Castro / Raimond Chaves / Nicole Cuglievan (Perú) / Don Nadie / Víctor Escobar / Equipo Audiovisual Geocoreografías / Nadia Granados / Nuria Güell (España) / Miler Lagos / Pedro Manrique Figueroa / Juan Obando / Fernando Pertuz / Humberto Polar (Perú) / Edinson Quiñónes / Alejandra Quintero / José Alejandro Restrepo / Felipe Rivas (Chile) / Juan Javier Salazar (Perú) / Edwin Sánchez / Janine Soenens (Perú) / Juan Diego Tobalina (Perú) / Andrés Felipe Uribe / Carlos Uribe / Liliana Vélez / Eduardo Villanes (Perú) / Ana María Villate. 

Special thanks to:

Morris Producciones / ADN Gallery / Alfredo Villaveces  

Videos
Selected works
"Frequency and Intensity (2 decades + 1 lustrum)" | 1st floor, partial view
Juan Obando | "Tropikof" | 2009 | Print on banner. Printed in 2014. 130 x 60 cm each
Ana María Villate | "Self portrait while the market regulates itself" (detail) | 2011 | Object and video 13'00" min
Ana María Villate | "Self portrait while the market regulates itself" (detail) | 2011 | Object and video 13'00" min
Andrés Felipe Uribe | "Country Trademark (National Brand)" | 2009 | Video, 9’20’’ min
Andrés Felipe Uribe | "Country Trademark (National Brand)" | 2009 | Video, 9’20’’ min
Documents. Photographs of Carlos Pizarro Leongómez, Bernardo Jaramillo and Luis Carlos Galán. Archive: EL TIEMPO.
Edwin Sánchez | From the series "National Symbol" | Digital photograph | 100 x 170 cm each
Edwin Sánchez | From the series "National Symbol" | Digital photograph | 100 x 170 cm each
Constanza Camelo | "Cleaning days I and II" | 1994 | Action in The Rebeca small square | Photography: Jimena Franco | 135 x 185 cm each
Constanza Camelo | "Cleaning days II" | 1994 | Action in Bogotá. Performers: ‘María del Carmen’, Constanza Camelo, Santiago Echeverri, Henry Velázquez, Jairo Rojas | Photography: Jimena Franco and Óscar Guitérrez | 135 x 185 cm
Constanza Camelo | "Cleaning days II" | 1994 | Action in Bogotá. Performers: ‘María del Carmen’, Constanza Camelo, Santiago Echeverri, Henry Velázquez, Jairo Rojas | Photography: Jimena Franco and Óscar Guitérrez | 135 x 185 cm
Constanza Camelo | "Cleaning days I and II" | 1994 | Action in The Rebeca small square. Performers: Constanza Camelo and Santiago Echeverri | Photography: Jimena Franco | 135 x 185 cm each
Alejandra Quintero | From the series "Funny Faces" (César Gaviria, ex president of Colombia 1990 - 94) | 2008 | Digital photograph | 70 x 50 cm
Pedro Manrique Figueroa | "Norteamerican Fake" Ca. 1980 | Action, print and participative installation | Variable dimensions
Pedro Manrique Figueroa | "Norteamerican Fake" Ca. 1980 (detail) | Action, print and participative installation | Variable dimensions
Pedro Manrique Figueroa | "Norteamerican Fake" Ca. 1980 (detail) | Action, print and participative installation | Variable dimensions
Nuria Güell | "Resurrection" | 2013 | Installation: prints and video 10'52" min | Variable dimensions | Courtesy: Artist and ADN Gallery
Carlos Castro | "Who doesn't suffer not lives" | 2010 | Video installation | Variable dimensions
Carlos Castro | "Who doesn't suffer not lives" (detail) | 2010 | Video installation | Variable dimensions
Carlos Castro | "Who doesn't suffer not lives" | 2010 | Video installation | Variable dimensions
Nadia Granados | "Masses bursting" | 2013 | Video installation
Document. Photograph by Jader Cartagena | 2014
José Alejandro Restrepo | "Variation on the purgatory 5" (video still) | 2011 | Video 30" min
José Alejandro Restrepo | "Variation on the purgatory 5" (video still) | 2011 | Video 30" min
José Alejandro Restrepo | "Variation on the purgatory 5" (video still) | 2011 | Video 30" min
Janine Soenens | "Latinoamerican Contingent" (video still) | 2012 | Video, 10'07" min
Fernando Arias | "Gardens of Resistance" (video still) | 2014 | Video, 11'44" min
Fernando Arias | "Gardens of Resistance" (video still) | 2014 | Video, 11'44" min
Equipo Audiovisual Geocoreografías | "The Pataló. The fish that never came back" (video still) | 2014 | Video, 7'40" min
Equipo Audiovisual Geocoreografías | "The Pataló. The fish that never came back" (video still) | 2014 | Video, 7'40" min
Don Nadie | "Ornamental crime" | 2011 | Coca plant made with $200 colombian bills out of circulation | 80 x 50 x 25 cm
Don Nadie | "Ornamental crime" (detail) | 2011 | Coca plant made with $200 colombian bills out of circulation | 80 x 50 x 25 cm
Don Nadie | "Ornamental crime" (detail) | 2011 | Coca plant made with $200 colombian bills out of circulation | 80 x 50 x 25 cm
Víctor Escobar | "Dollars Caleta" | 2007 | Installation | Variable dimensions
Elkin Calderón | "Die Toteninsel" (video still) | 2014 | Video, 4'04" min
Elkin Calderón | "Pase Gol / Línea de Meta" | 2008 | Video, loop
Edinson Quiñónes | From the series "Working with the nails", "Snow white and the Boss" | 2013 | Digital photograph | 50 x 70 cm
Edinson Quiñónes | From the series "Working with the nails", "Snow white and the Boss" | 2013 | Digital photograph | 50 x 70 cm
Document.
Eduardo Villanes | "Corn n.3" | 2011 | Sculpture in wire of metal blades | 80 x 40 x 10 cm
Eduardo Villanes | "Corn n.3" (detail) | 2011 | Sculpture in wire of metal blades | 80 x 40 x 10 cm | 80 x 40 x 30 cm
Eduardo Villanes | "Corn n.3" | 2011 | Sculpture in wire of metal blades | 80 x 40 x 10 cm | 80 x 40 x 30 cm
Documents. "Man of steel" Magazine. Publication edited at the end of the 90's, to promote between the colombian child and the youth, a good image of the colombian army
Documents. "Man of steel" Magazine. Publication edited at the end of the 90's, to promote between the colombian child and the youth, a good image of the colombian army
Raimond Chaves | "Coca Crónica" | 2002 | Spray and template on paper | 62 x 94 cm each
Raimond Chaves | "Coca Crónica" | 2002 | Spray and template on paper | 62 x 94 cm each
Fernando Pertuz | "Massive feeding weapons" | 2012 | Cardboard cereal boxes | Pietro Beretta (Italian): 23 x 13 x 4 cm. Lanza Granadas (Israeli): 132 x 25 x 10 cm. AK – 47 (Russian): 93 x 22 x 4 cm
Fernando Pertuz | "Massive feeding weapons" | 2012 | Cardboard cereal boxes | AK – 47 (Russian): 93 x 22 x 4 cm
Liliana Vélez | Untitled (Skin) (video still) | 2005 | Video 8'10" min
Fernando Pertuz | "Massive feeding weapons" | 2012 | Cardboard cereal boxes | Pietro Beretta (Italian): 23 x 13 x 4 cm. Lanza Granadas (Israeli): 132 x 25 x 10 cm. AK – 47 (Russian): 93 x 22 x 4 cm.
Humberto Polar | "Exodus" | 2000 | Video, 3’07’’ min. Re-edited 2014 (loop)
Carlos Uribe | "Dusk / Dawn", both from the installation "Murmullo" (Murmur) | video still | 2013 | Video, 9'44" min
Carlos Uribe | "Dusk / Dawn", both from the installation "Murmullo" (Murmur) | video still | 2013 | Video, 9'44" min
Carlos Uribe | "Dusk / Dawn", both from the installation "Murmullo" (Murmur) | video still | 2013 | Video, 9'44" min
Carlos Uribe | "Dusk / Dawn", both from the installation "Murmullo" (Murmur) | video still | 2013 | Video, 9'44" min
Juan Diego Tobalina | "Maremagnum" | 2013 | Sound sculpture and prints | 195 x 90 x 40 cm
"Frequency and Intensity (2 decades + 1 lustrum)" | 3rd floot, general view
Juan Javier Salazar | "Flood survivors" | 1985 - 2014 | Variable dimensions
Germán Arrubla | 2014 | Digital photograph and guaduas | 3 x 2,5 mts
Nicole Cuglievan | "Wall of containment for paradigms in forced relation" | 2014 | Installation, sculpture, intervention | Unpredictable dimensions
Nicole Cuglievan | "Wall of containment for paradigms in forced relation" | 2014 | Installation, sculpture, intervention | Unpredictable dimensions
Nicole Cuglievan | "Wall of containment for paradigms in forced relation" | 2014 | Installation, sculpture, intervention | Unpredictable dimensions