Bogotá: Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, 2008. color plates, cat., bios/chrons., color pict. wrps. Item #89531
Catalogue of the 20th biennale event of the Salón del Fuego. This important cultural event originally considered only those artistic pieces that somehow were involved fire in their creation: Painted glass, hand forged metal sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, etc., although in this new edition new formats and genres where fire is the main topic are also included, an innovation that curator Ana María Alzate (director of the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño) defines as, "The conditions today have changed. Present day art is expressed in new practices and languages and rejects any order or formal classification. In these conditions the Salon del Fuego closes a 20-year cycle to open a space for other projects more pertinent and representative of the actual artistic practices"-- P.. Participating artists include: Eduardo Moreno (video installation), Andrés Gaitán (installation), Ana Gonzalez (porcelain), Nadin Ospina (digital animation), Esteban Peña (intervened photography), Mariana Varela (music and video installations), Miguel Sopo (sculpture), Nijole Sivickas (clay), Alejandra Rincón (video installations), Colectivo Resistencia (installation) and many more.