In this 5 Questions interview, curator Carolina Ponce de León discusses Colombian art history, describing how Conceptual art of the late 70s in Colombia differed from similar practices in South America. She also thinks through national and hegemonic narratives of art history as a double exercise and critiques the term “global art” as a kind of aesthetic whitewashing that erodes specificity while the term “international” allows for transnational relations alongside grit and particularity.
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.
independent curator and contemporary art researcher Santiago Rueda discusses the importance of understanding local art histories in Colombia and broader artistic developments and narratives as interrelated processes.
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.