CASAS RIEGNER JOINS THE TRIBUTE TO BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ WITH ITS “CINTA AMARILLA” EXHIBITION
In the context of the exhibition Beatriz González: Una Retrospectiva at the Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia, Casas Riegner presents this show which gathers unpublished paintings and drawings that emerge from the work with the same name.
Beatriz González’s most recent work reveals the sensitive gaze of an artist, who, based on her thorough and critical observation of events that have marked the complex reality of her country, creates works that while poignant, remind us to fight our country’s collective amnesia.
González’s Cinta Amarilla (Yellow Safety Tape) relates to Auras Anónimas (2007-2009), her iconic site-specific intervention of Bogotá’s Central Cemetery, consisting of 8957 serigraphic images of cargueros (men carrying corpses) covering the empty niches of the columbaria. A no trespassing yellow boundary tape, signaling a hazardous area, surrounds the columbaria, currently in a feeble state. In Cinta Amarilla, González merges the images of the cordoned off Aura’s Anónimas, the silhouetted figures of men carrying corpses, and images found in the press of assassinations also containing the DO NOT CROSS boundary tape, so as to create a graphic conceptual artwork that seeks to preserve the memory of the dead while insisting on the collective mourning of Colombia’s tragic history.
In line with works like Diez metros de Renoir (1978) and Decoración de interiores (1981), which were sold in fragments as a democratizing and defiant act against the art market, Cinta Amarilla will also be sold in fractions measuring 55cms long. For further inquiries, please contact the gallery team.
Cinta Amarilla reflects on Colombian reality and at the same time warns the viewers from the real threat that the world is faced with.
Beatriz González (Bucaramanga, 1932) is considered one of the most influential living artists in Colombia. She is currently presenting the show Beatriz González: Una Retrospectiva at the Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia, MAMU, Bogotá, Colombia; as well as Los archivos de Beatriz González at El Parqueadero, Bogotá, Colombia.
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