Join us for our first Green Critics' Lecture series of the season featuring Colombian artist, Juan Manuel Echavarría. In order to understand the context of Echavarria's artwork, it is important to have a concept of Colombia's long history of violence that extends itself into the present day. Since Echavarria's birth in 1947, Colombia has not seen a year of peace. Colombian violence has remained the largest conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
His exhibition, The War We Have Not Seen, features 17 paintings created by men and women who participated in Colombia’s war. They spent two years painting their personal experiences, illustrating the rural tragedy, the plundering of land and the forced displacement; witnessing the involvement of drug traffickers, revealing the cruelty, capturing the painful repertoire of violence in Colombia, which for years has played out alongside daily life, blending in with normality. Curated by Ana Tiscornia. Opening reception to follow the lecture.