A LINE OF POWDER, ART AND DRUGS IN LATIN AMERICA
Una línea de polvo, arte y drogas en América Latina (A line of dust, art and drugs in Latin America) is a research that includes two books published on the growth of the narcotic phenomenon in Latin America, and an exhibition held in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico between 2012 and 2018. With the participation of more than 40 artists, the exhibition has believed and witnessed this phenomenon. The exhibition has been curated by Santiago Rueda and opens today in the Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Institute of Culture and Tourism of Bucaramanga, in Colombia.
The project has been gradually incorporating artists from different countries. In the community and with the participation of 11. Beyond narcotics, exposure to the account of an environmental, political, economic, social and public health problem. As an ecological problem, illicit crops, aerial fumigation, violence generated by illegality, and the great public health problem that means the abuse of substances, both legal and illegal, are present in the exhibition.
Beyond the denunciation in a continent plagued by political corruption, and leaders acting between the illegal and the legal, the exhibition raises questions about decriminalization, alternative solutions to illegal economies, individual and subjective freedoms, and the need for of ecological policies that act on the environment, as of public health policies that deal with citizens. In addition to the important role of education, of course.
The artists participating in this exhibition are: Zoraida Díaz, Chócolo, Fabián Montenegro, Leonardo Herrera, Manuel Barón, Margarita García, Mónica Iturribarria, Alberto Roa, José Luis Rojas, Ana Millán, Edwin Sánchez, Camilo Restrepo, Edinson Quiñones, Jim Fannkugen , Collective Paramedics, Stephen Ferry, Felipe Barreiro, Ling Sepulveda, Laura Garduño, Pierre Valls, Cristina Ochoa, Eduardo Villanes, Andres Orjuela, Ivan Navarro, Christian Abusaid, Julian Santana, Jesus Hdez-Güero, Juan Melo and Ernesto Ordoñez.