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Art - Politics - Religion: Contemporary Art From Colombia

A Mead Gallery Touring Exhibition curated by Victoria Preston

Sat 30 Nov – Sat 4 Nov 1995

Jorge Julian Aristizabal, Raul Cristancho, Ethel Gilmour de Uribe, Beatriz Gonzalez, Victor Laignelet, Horacio Martinez Mendez, Miguel Angel Rojas, Gabriel Silvo Rubio, Juan Camilo Uribe

This exhibition is called Art-Politics-Religion but it could have easily been called Sex-Violence-Mysticism or any permutation of these six words. Life in Colombia is complex and these subjects which are the polite taboos of British dining rooms can be triggers for violence and danger in Colombia. The nine artists in this exhibition examine these triggers but in so doing, also show the strength, beauty and character of their country.

The exhibition is supported by BP, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia, La Previsora S.A., Martinair Holland, Cranleigh Freight Services and Visiting Arts.