Babel Media Art


Babel Media Art

 

Contemporary Art Program at Torre Colpatria in Bogotá

 

Babel Media Art is a platform conceived and managed by artists for the exhibition of contemporary art on the facade of the Colpatria Tower. By broadcasting the work of emerging and consolidated artists in the public space of Bogota, it proposes critical reflections between art, capital, public and private space, diffusion and circulation. By opening new routes of content transmission, influencing and re-connoting or even subverting an economic symbol of reference in the country, the platform contributes to encourage alternative dialogues between citizenship, artistic practice and institutions.

Since its inception in October 2017 with Raúl Marroquín’s “Snowstorm,” and Alfredo Jaar’s “A logo for America” in November 2017, Babel Media Art has organized ten artistic interventions featuring both national and international artists, and has been a part of ARTBO fds, a renowned art fair in Bogotá. Alongside the exhibitions, Babel Media Art also organizes round table discussions, conferences, and other events that encourage reflection and dialogue about the exhibited artworks, while also welcoming feedback from the public. Babel Media Art is an emerging platform that seeks to foster meaningful interactions between art, citizenship, and institutions, while engaging closely with the local context.

Babel Media Art is an emerging platform founded by Colombian artists Daniela Medina Poch and Iván Tovar, working together with artists Verónica López, Rafael Díaz and Daniela Gutierrez.

Program

October, 2017
Raúl Marroquín
Snowstorm
1990, The Netherlands | Animation | 1’50’’ in loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

November, 2017
Alfredo Jaar
A Logo for America
Times Square, New York 1987 | Public Intervention | 1’40” in loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

January, 2018
Ivan Argote
Si Mi Sol
0’00’’ en loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

March, 2018
Ivan Tovar
Fuente de Fuego
1’07” in loop |
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

March, 2018
Daniela Medina Poch
Suyo / Mío
1’51 in loop | Red & Black
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

April, 2018
Maria Isabel Rueda
Horror Vacui
2’07” in loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

April, 2018
François Boucher
Tome de su Fuente
0’00” in loop | Red & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

April, 2018
Ana María Millán & Andrés Sandoval
Palacio
1′ en loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

April, 2018
Bernardo Ortiz
Untitled
1’18” in loop
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

July, 2018
Ana María Montenegro
Tótem
1’00” en loop | Black & White
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

May, 2019
Antoni Muntadas
Warning: Perception Requires Involvement’
1’30” in loop | Red & White
Work produced 1999 and adapted in 2019 for Torre Colpatria Intervention
Torre Colpatria Façade
Bogotá, Colombia.

 

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Sustaining Softness amidst Thistles and Snakes –  Rapport –  geolistening shelter –  What do Snails Think About Nuclear Power Plants? –  Atlantic, Mediterranean, Collision, Coalition –  ARDE, homage to reparation processes –  Environmental Matrix –  If You Listen to Nettles, They Won’t Sting You –  Staying with the Wonder –  Das Zentrum von Gestern –  Intersecting Mediterranean(s) –  Cuerpo Colectivo –  The Land of Thunder and Lightning  –  Becoming Anti-Monuments –  Aqualiteracies –  Reset (Quimérico) –  Fictions / Facts –  ERROR 14-92 –  Who? Where? –  Ciudad Anfibia –  Beyond the Döner –  How high? –  1m² Parque la Independencia –  Papel Soberano –  Unitedstater –  A Picture with a Latina –  Metaprotesting –  Public Complaint Office –  Wiping Out My National Identity