Another way of seeing

Discover the masterworks of the Contemporary Art Museum of Bogota collection. Enjoy your Visit

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Formas Para Copiar la Luna (1966) by David ManzurMuseum of Contemporary Art Bogotá

A Collection in Context

Thanks to the high resolution photography, we invite you to take a tour of five major works of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá to find details, references and contexts that expand its meaning.

David Manzur invites us to discover multiple ways to copy the moon. Through textures and planes projecting from the surface, we enter a different cosmic conception.
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Jardin Al Amanecer, Cristobal Schlenker, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá
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Supermercado de la Septima (1966) by Santiago CárdenasMuseum of Contemporary Art Bogotá

A typical glasses of the 60's

The shopping car

The Bel Air convertible sports car

Cardenas's work takes place in the context of Pop art with everyday consumer scenes like going to a supermarket or an ice cream parlor .

Natividad (1999) by Nadin OspinaMuseum of Contemporary Art Bogotá

A contemporary nativity scene

In this work of Nadin Ospina you can find characters from comics, television and popular culture in this century eve.

Goofy and Donad Duck

Minie, Mickey, Homer, Margie and Bart Simpsons

Goku, Saint Nicolai, Santa Claus

Freezer and Optimus prime

St. Joseph, the Virgin Mary, El Niño, the donkey and the ox, and the three Kings based on traditional rubber crib figures.

Crucifixion Nuclear (1960) by Carlos CorreaMuseum of Contemporary Art Bogotá

The nuclear threat

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrate the weakness of human beings.

Why the atom is in the cross?

The human being crucified by his own ambition.

Science and religion.

Gas mask, nuclear pollution, what is the destiny of humanity?

Credits: Story

Five works of different styles and periods allow us to approach the complexity of contemporary art.

Text and selection: Gustavo A. Ortiz

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