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TALK: CONTEMPORARY ART IN COLOMBIA, by Laura González Saavedra

Above: Work by Paulo Licona for 44SNA / AÚN – 44° Salon Nacional de Artistas, Pereira 2016

The art scene is thriving in Colombia. In trying to overcome a fifty years old war, contemporary art has served as a communication vehicle for notions of recognition, acceptance, healing, resilience, and heritage. Artistic practice has been used as a mechanism for complaint, debate, discourse and social integrity. In this talk, I would like to provide an insight into Colombia’s powerful art scene through the study of artists who have played a major role in the development of the country’s international image, and a new generation stepping away from political discourses.

There is no previous knowledge required to attend this talk.

There will be half an hour before the end of the session to ask questions and engage in conversation.

This talk will be given by me, Laura González Saavedra. I am a Colombian artist, art historian and cultural project manager living in Melbourne.


Tickets: 10.00AUD paid the day of the event

Workroom 2
Monday May 27th
5pm - 7pm