• View of “Mapa Teatro,” 2023. Photo: Oscar Monsalve.

    View of “Mapa Teatro,” 2023. Photo: Oscar Monsalve.

    Mapa Teatro

    Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia

    Laboratorio de la imaginación social, 40 años” (Laboratory for Social Imagination, 40 Years) was the subheading of this retrospective curated by Carolina Ponce de Léon, dedicated to forty years of activity by Mapa Teatro—a self-proclaimed “laboratory of experimentation and transdisciplinary creation” founded by siblings Heidi and Rolf Abderhalden in Paris in 1984 and active since 1986 in Bogotá. The aesthetic strategy of Mapa Teatro, a pioneer of live art in Latin America, is consistent with the principles of German playwright Heiner Müller, according to whom “theater is a laboratory for the

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