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Poetics of the everyday, aesthetics of life

Poetics of the everyday, aesthetics of life

Artists: Natalia Kemposky, Mariana Dicker, Manuel Santana and Javier Gil.

Poetics of everyday life, aesthetics of life is the curatorial proposal that is part of the research-creation project of the School of Arts of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogotá headquarters, developed by Natalia Kemposky , Mariana Dicker, Manuel Santana and Javier Gil .

The exhibition exalts the importance of life, with all its differences, as an essential element of a pedagogy of peace, which assumes that conflict and dissent as central components for political life.

With works, gestures and actions of artists, individuals and communities, the exhibition celebrates, from the sensitive, the poetics of life and the efforts to build the common in the country. It is an invitation to transcend the notion of art as objects called "artistic", to appreciate it in living itself: art is also made, poetry is made and existence is transformed by cooking, weaving, dreaming, playing, talking, laughing.

It is a poetic resistance that enables life to manifest itself from different dimensions to mechanized, productivist, efficient and planned logic. Art and the sensitive open us to what we can be, to events that deviate from the functional and programmed.

"Perhaps in Colombia it is no longer a question of returning to a lost normality but of finally inventing an unknown normality. And those are the creations that politics does not know how to do, those are the deep, human, complex, healing creations that only art, with its freedom, its imagination, its fantasy, its sense of rhythm, its intuition and its deep commitment to life, can achieve ”: William Ospina at the conference“ Retaking the fabrics of life before the war ”, at the 1st Garden Film Festival: “Post-conflict, only the unforgivable is forgiven.” July 1, 2016. Jardín, Antioquia (quote taken by the artists in their curatorial text).

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