This is a great small gallery near the Plaza de Toros in central Bogota. During the last five years or so since it opened it has been a little elitist in that it has only invited the “big names” in Colombian art such as David Manzur, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Ramirez Villamizar (r.i.p.), as well as attending to other themes such as architecture created by Rogelio Salmona who just passed away the other day.
Now, one of the things that really distinguishes the exhibitions presented by Mundo – which are usually only about 4 – 6 per year, is that it frequently releases a special edition of its own magazine (called…Mundo) to coincide with the event.
So, while I was sitting in the office of a large printing company here in Bogota the other day waiting for a lithographic quote for some artwork I will be promoting, I was pleased to (surreptitiously) get a pre-release glimpse of the next Mundo magazine promoting their next exhibition which is called “Arte Joven” (Young Art).
At this event, five young artists will be promoted by the gallery. Some of the images of the art in the magazine were really quite interesting and would certainly make me want to go see the exhibition…..if I do I will update you here as to my thoughts.
However, the point I would like to make is that HOPEFULLY Mundo is perhaps starting to broaden its outlook as to the range of artworks and artists that it is prepared to present…is the gallery opening up a bit? We shall see. Watch this space for more info.
I may as well point out right now that Mundo was created and is run by three well known artists: Carlos Salas, Nadin Ospina and Carlos Jacanamijoy. All of whom have OBVIOUSLY had their own work exhibited there. So there´s the answer to all you artists out there: team up and open your OWN gallery – that way you can be sure to get your work seen – right!?
Mundo Art Gallery
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