Colombia

Artbonews

Economic woe can’t take the shine off Colombia's art trade

Dealers in the country remain buoyant despite a weak currency and a new wealth tax

International scrap over treasure-laden Spanish galleon that sunk off the Colombian coast in 1708

Everyone wants to get their hands on the San José, a ship full of gold, silver and emeralds submerged in the Caribbean Sea—but at what archaeological cost?

Art fairsanalysis

Amid a weak economy and political pressures, Artbo nurtures Colombia's nascent contemporary art market

The 19th edition of the Bogotá fair—one of Latin America's most important—has shifted location and date

California police officer took bribes from Colombian art dealer for years in exchange for immigration help

A former police officer in California has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes over the course of seven years from an unnamed Colombian gallerist

Fernando Botero, the Colombian artist beloved for his rotund figures, has died, aged 91

Botero re-imagined art historical motifs but also responded to current events, including a series of visceral paintings in response to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal

Germany returns two Indigenous masks to Colombia after more than a century

During their time in Berlin, the two sacred masks were treated with a pesticide that may still be dangerous

Monuments of European colonisers are vandalised and toppled in Colombia

The Colombian ministry of culture says it will form a committee to review contested memorials

Eight miles of Ice Age rock art uncovered in Colombian Amazon

The prehistoric murals—dubbed the "Sistine Chapel of the ancients"—depict people interacting with now extinct animals such as mastodons and giant sloths, before the region became a tropical rainforest

Bogotá's Artbo closes its 15th edition on a vigilant note

International engagement dwindled as a date shift put the fair at odds with Expo Chicago and ArtRio while violence rises amid Colombia's mayoral elections

Doris Salcedo's army of women reshape the meaning of guerrilla weapons

Some of the 15,000 women who were raped or sexually assaulted during the 53-year war in Colombia are telling their stories through a new memorial

Art marketpreview

Could sales slow at Artbo as political conservatism deepens in Colombia?

The divisive election of conservative president Iván Duque in August and resulting political tension may stymie sales at Bogotá's Artbo

Art marketarchive

Colombian art scene rebounds after civil war

Western dealers and curators look to the South

Doris Salcedo at the Tate Gallery: Silent witnesses

The Columbian artist makes stark sculptures which probe the solitude of death