Simbiosis en obras (semilla y sociedad)

Alicia Barney, Emilio Tarazona

The work of Colombian artist Alicia Barney challenges the catastrophic environmental impact of certain human activities since the early 1980s. Pioneering works such as Yumbo (1980) and Rio Cauca (1980-81), for example, draw on a variety of aesthetic and scientific strategies to investigate air and water pollution levels in locations near the city of Cali and the Cauca river valley. In El Ecológico (1981-82), meanwhile, the artist’s environmentalist discourse is combined with a critique of patriarchal society, late capitalism and their devastating consequences, among other issues.

In this recorded event, Alicia Barney will converse with Emilio Tarazona, a Peruvian curator living in Bogota, about her past and present work and her ground-breaking endeavours in the field of art and ecology. 

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Curated by
– 04.10.2020
Earthkeeping, Earthshaking – art, feminisms and ecology
Alexandra do Carmo, Alicia Barney, Ana Mendieta, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Cecilia Vicuña, Clara Menéres, Emilia Nadal, Faith Wilding, Gabriela Albergaria, Gioconda Belli, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Irene Buarque, Laura Grisi, Lourdes Castro, Maren Hassinger, Maria José Oliveira, Mónica de Miranda, Rui Horta Pereira, Teresinha Soares, Uriel Orlow
Giulia Lamoni and Vanessa Badagliacca
Quadrum Gallery