// an apparent shanty built on the top of Bogota´s Museum for Contemporary Art, shows the self-constructing popular model of Bogota´s urban sprawl. Also reflecting on the current situation of the surroundings neighborhoods where the Bogota-MAC was built around the 1960´s.
A reflection on the poor hinterland´s migration, due economical needs and escaping from the inner war violence. This condition is similar to many Latin American main cities. //
installation and space of use.
A project by Carlos León-Xjiménez with the collaboration of Rodrigo Derteano in the framework of the workingVOICES project.
- Project reference at the museum´s web (in Spanish)
- workingVOICES Bogota web
- EXTENSIÓN MAC-BOGOTÁ reference in local Bogota TV program (26-05-2013) See: 20´40″-21´18″
Opening celebration on the rooftop within the “cambuche” (slum) on top of the museum with dj session.
The installation was offer as an unexpected space to host a possible Bogota Center for Post-Contemporary Culture, in symbiotic (and parasiting) relation with the museum below. If contemporary art took place in the museum, on the rooftop cabin on-going alternative cultural practices can have space (with great view of the surrounding landscape!).
3 images on the research process and later development on top of the museum´s building
Project done in the framework of workingVOICES Bogota, by curator Harm Lux. (in English + Spanish)
PROJECT SUMMARY BROCHURE