São Paulo

“Asymmetries and Convergences”

Galeria Vermelho

Asimetrías y convergencias” (Asymmetries and Convergences) was a group show, organized by María Iovino, of nineteen young Colombian artists who draw. According to Iovino, an independent curator in Bogotá, drawing has been the richest medium in Colombian art in recent years, and here she attempted to demonstrate its breadth as well as its investigation of the traditional concerns of the medium.

The exhibition’s text suggests, though, that the main idea was the blurring of media and disciplinary boundaries rather than drawing. This is borne out, for example, in Adriana Salazar’s Máquinas maleducadas (Impolite Machines), 2008, a clumsy machine that leaves wine stains on the floor as it tries to fill glasses. Carlos Bonil’s Idea corriente (Current Idea), 2009, entails an explicit relationship between drawing and sculpture as it extends lines painted on the wall into actual objects. Angélica

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