Dysfunctional Formulas of Love
September 17 – November 4, 2017
Opening reception: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Andrés Felipe Uribe
Andrés Matute
Beatriz Eugenia Díaz
Carlos Bonil
Carolina Caycedo
Corazon del Sol
Eider Yangana
Eusebio Siosi
Gabriel Mejía
Gala Porras-Kim
Henry Palacio
Liliana Vélez
Lorena Espitia
Jennifer Rojas
María Angélica Madero
María Buenaventura
María Isabel Rueda
María Mercedes Salgado
Mario Llano
Milena Bonilla
Richard Bent Cano
Tupac Cruz
Vanesa Ortiz
Víctor Albarracín Llanos
William Contreras Alfonso
Wilson Díaz
Yaron Michael Hakim 

 

Dysfunctional Formulas of Love brings together 27 Colombian artists, all interested in leveraging their creative will for the collective good and using art as a tool to shift consciousness.

Our individual artworks will sit around the gallery's periphery surrounding a perpetually changing central space. Throughout the middle of the gallery, over the course of the exhibition, we will collectively build a portal for visitors to enter and explore. As artists, we are constantly excavating portals through layers of reality to create spaces for dreams and experiences that do not normally have platforms. Each creative gesture expands the possibility of what it can be; the portal becomes a metaphor for the possible.

We are navigating themes of dysfunction by making liminal spaces and inhabiting cracks and gaps. The Box will become a portal, excavated through our small radioactive gestures. Some artists will be present during the show, helping to shape the space, while others will be working through proxies - Los Angeles based artists who have agreed to act on their behalf. We like the notion of "Remnant Volition" as conceptualized by Tupac Cruz (an artist in this show), in his writing on Walter Benjamin. A volition survives the expectations of its result when we abdicate control and send intentions through time and space. Such abdication represents one possible dysfunctional formula of love.

We are working together to understand the forces of violence, patriarchy, resource extraction and colonization that deeply affect the geographies of our home and our psyches. How do we leverage our trauma and use it for circumspection and subversion within this dysfunctional system we inhabit?

Artists in this exhibition attempt to answer this question in a range of idiosyncratic and tender ways; presenting odes to a headless king, probing the ecosystems of abandoned narco properties, turning the spaces between our bodies into deltas.