Maria Teresa Hincapie was a colombian performance artist/actress who died this year of breast cancer.
Considered a pioneer of this artform I consider myself lucky to have seen her at work at the Alonso Garces Gallery a few years ago. I am not particularly well-versed in performance art and perhaps as such I believe it to be more theatrical than art – however, it is always sad to see anyone from the arts depart so soon, so young.
ASAB Homage to MTH
Gone but not forgotten though. As we see there is a homage to the artist arranged to be shown until the 13th of June at the Faculty of Arts at the University Francisco Jose de Caldas. The homage includes photos and videos of her most representative works including “Performance como Vitrina” (Performance as a Window Display) and “Peregrinos” (Pilgrims).
MTH was a pioneer of performance art in Colombia and one of the most important exponents of this art form in Latin America. As a teacher at the University Francisco Jose de Caldas the artists/actress`students now continue her tradition of using their bodies as a medium of expression.
The show can be seen at the ASAB (Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota) exhibition hall.
ASAB, Cr 13 14-69, Bogota
Details can be obtained by calling: (+571) 282-1645
Additional Exhibition Data
There is an exhibition of drawings entitled “Caligrafía Corporal” (Body Calligraphy) by MTH starting Nov. 10 2008. It is being shown at the gallery La Localidad, Calle 118 #5-33 in Bogotá. Tel: 620-6246