Facing abuse and violence at home, young kids in Bogota, Colombia have been forced out of their homes and onto the streets. ‘When you’re living in the sewers, you’ve hit the lowest point a human can reach because there you lose everything’, one former sewer dweller says.
If you thought your Valentine’s roses came from a small, family-owned farm where joyful workers frolicked in the fields and handpicked roses for the love of handpicking roses, you’d be wrong. Chances are, if you live in New York or Miami and didn’t buy your roses from a farmstand, you probably bought them from a store that imported them all the way from a rose farm in Puente Piedra, Colombia.
I recently spent four months in South America ending my trip in Bogota, Colombia. The streets are jam packed with graffiti and various street art, so it really is a feast for the eyes. A great way to see the city is through Bogota Bike Tours that have a tour specifically for street art. A […]
Ondatropica is a musical project led by Mario Galeano, from Frente Cumbiero, and British producer, Will Holland (aka. Quantic), to explore the tropical sounds of Colombia in a journey that connects stars from the past with upcoming musicians. It was recorded at the legendary Discos Fuentes studio in Medellín. The result of this amazing project about Colombia’s collective memory will be featured during the cultural programme of the London Olympics in collaboration with the British Council.
I had the priviledge of travelling to Cumbal in the south east of Colombia as part of a film production team, scouting for potential places and people. My mission was to assist in the search of the film’s main character, a young boy, which resulted in this unique collection of twin portraits. Serious and smiles.
Take ‘em boring books off the bookshelf! Artist Miler Lagos’s book igloo is gravity defying. Just don’t pull out the wrong book. The Colombian artist arranged the books in a neat dome to explore the dynamics between nature, culture, and material possessions. The structure uses nothing more than carefully aligned books.
This is an amazing poster campaign for a book exchange initiative in Colombia. Each poster features a subtle mesh up: Snow White/Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter/Troy, Little Red Riding Hood/Moby Dick. The headline reads “come with a story and leave with another’. Brilliant! Take a minute to see all the details.
A friend told me to look up Mariana Monteagudo’s artwork. She recommended it because I have a tendency to be drawn to cute, yet creepy art. I was blown away by it. Her work consists of large, ceramic art dolls. I may be strange, but I thought they were less creepy and more cute. She’s a Venezuelan artist with a new show called, Humanoid, running at Space 2 in Bogota, Colombia.
De Juepuchas is a Colombian duo created by Diego Maldonado and Andres Silva to explore, with a creative approach, the soundtrack of a generation raised in Colombia in the 80s and 90s.
Down an unassuming street in the La Macarena neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia humbly sits one of the city’s sexiest dining spots: Leo Cocina y Cava. It is here that Chef Leonor Espinoza saturates Colombian comfort food — mainly from the coast — with intense doses of creativity to produce fresh, contemporary dishes with a clean presentation and knock-out appeal.
Young Colombian artist and photographer Daniel Santiago Salguero creates images from simple digital photographs to personal diaries which drive a world of imagination, colors and unique perspectives.
The fact that this paintball portrait of Marylin Monroe done by Colombian collective Bon Yurt was a group effort makes it all the more impressive, with each shooter sticking precisely to his assigned color field without being distracted by his fellow gunmen. I wonder if this would work with real bullets.
Federico Ruiz, aka Astronauta Perdido (The Lost Astronaut), is a passionate photographer from the vibrant city of Medellín, Colombia. Faces, signs, parties, and movements are condensed into powerful photographs which have been featured in local newspapers and magazines such as JPG. His work is a demonstration of this adventurous spirit. Last year Federico’s photos were […]
Rock al Parque is the largest open-air free music festival in Latin America, held at the el Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia. This year the main guest, as usual, was the heavy rain. However, more than 300,000 people enjoyed the powerful and eclectic tunes of 45 bands from England, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, America, France and, of course, Colombia, since the aim of the festival is to showcase upcoming local bands. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota is in charge of this unique open party, which has been gathering youngsters from all the corners of this ten million city, and beyond, for fourteen years.