Bernardo Ortiz discusses questions of overarching art historical narratives and local practices and histories of the Colombia art scene from his perspective as an artist, highlighting the responsibility an artist has in dealing with such constructions as they make work. He makes note of the art made in the 1980s and early 90s as something that, perhaps because of the era’s drug wars, has been little dealt with as well as the contemporary emphasis on drawing, in this 5 Questions interview.
Artist and art historian Camilo Leyva considers how the practices of artists in the 1960s opened up many paths for contemporary artists in Colombia today.
José Roca examines institutional and social interaction with Latin American Art as a genre. He considers the development of Latin American cultural movements in relation to lagging North American and European artistic growth.
Artist, writer, and educator Lucas Ospina thoughtfully approaches the promotion of Latin American art much like, he says, any good translator who knows that certain information cannot be translated accurately.