Bogotá: host of renowned art fairs
During October, Colombia’s capital will be hosting different art fairs throughout the city. Beginning October 1st, with the 11th edition of ARTBO, the nation’s capital will become an art referent worldwide. More than 3,000 works of 84 different galleries from 33 cities will be showcased at the International Center for Business and Exhibitions, Corferias. Along with the commercial aspect of the fair, ARTBO also seeks to develop art appreciation tutorials that will create new audiences for art. People can visit ARTBO until Sunday, October 4th.
Watch ARTBO’s video here
In other news, Colombia’s most important “alternative” art fair is celebrating its 5th year anniversary. Odeón °5 will take place at Espacio Odeón: Centro Cultural from the 2nd to the 5th of October. Brazil is 2015th guest of honor. Six of the most distinguished art galleries from the country will be participating in this event. The main selection of Odeón will include 11 other galleries from Los Angeles, México DF, Río de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lima, Quito, Medellín and Bogotá.
Meanwhile, from September 30th until October 5th, at several old houses in the historic center of Bogotá, the work of new artists will be exhibited. Barcú’s second year edition will bring more than 35 art galleries and artists to the city. This project began in 2014 as and independent space for newbies in the art world. During Barcú different works from varied art forms will be showcased, such as: literature pieces, movies and plays. Fabien Castanier and Phillipa Adams are two renowned art curators participating in the fair.
For those willing to collect art pieces for incredible prices, both, tourists and residents of Bogotá, will have the opportunity to assist to La Feria del Millón: an art fair where one can purchase artwork for less than a million Colombian pesos or the equivalent to 350 dollars. This exhibit was created with the intention of providing a space where new artists could become known. This year 52 exhibitors will be participating.
Given the fact October is clearly an important month for art lovers, we welcome you to visit our apartment – boutique hotel from Blue Doors Hotels, 104 Art Suites. This hotel is unique in its kind: it’s a place that stands for signature design and comfort, combining the most creative and sophisticated architectural techniques. Every apartment – style suite was intervened by a Colombian artist and is the result of a real masterpiece of art. 104 Art Suites is strategically located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Bogotá: Chicó Navarra. It is walking distance from the financial district (100th Street and 19th Avenue) and just a few minutes away from the traditional neighborhood of Usaquén, the city’s biggest shopping mall, Unicentro and the commercial area of Parque 93.