The MAJA Museum, located in Jericó – Antioquia (Colombia), will be the setting for the exhibition THREE ARTISTS AND A MAGNOLIA TREE of the artistic and environmental project El Árbol del Magnolio. The exhibition will open on Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. and will remain open to the public until January 29, 2022.
This experience includes the participation of ANI MESA, a sculptor and renowned artist from Medellín who leads the project @El Árbol del Magnolio and who in this exhibition presents works inspired by the flower of the Magnolia tree: "awareness through art as a life goal materializes every time my message becomes a collective project”; SANDRA ROLDÁN, who turns jewelry into pieces of art by rescuing ancestral traditions and fabrics from Colombian territories, and MILTON VALENCIA, teacher and painter who has dissected the botany of this great tree and its fruits to replicate its natural architecture.
These three artists describe the nature of the plant based on different trades and constructions in correspondence with positions, shapes and sizes in relation to its original plane. This aesthetic exercise tries to reduce the complexity of the world, giving art the space of salvation and care that all of nature and the environment need to survive.
This new exhibition seeks to deepen the message of the artists, TRANSCEND the contemplative journey that obeys a purpose surpassed by the artist himself and actually achieved: save the magnolia tree and its ancestral memory.
Curator of El Árbol del Magnolio
MAJA is a museum that began operating in 2008, noted for being one of the most important in the region and the country. It has been characterized by actively promoting the social function that these meeting spaces with art and history fulfill, such as education, the promotion of culture in its various manifestations and contributing to the political formation of the community. Soon, and again, it will be one of the main stages of the HAY FESTIVAL, which has become an international benchmark.
The Artist SANDRA ROLDÁN, known for her work rescuing ancestral fabrics and the use of indigenous seeds from our country, says about the exhibition of her works: “This exhibition is the result of the work of many hands that represent different communities of our country. In it, we can see the use of rescued ancestral fabrics to make the pieces of this collection that was inspired by the forms that we find in nature and especially in the magnolia tree”.
Likewise, ANI MESA, who leads the El Árbol del Magnolio project and who already has 5 individual exhibitions says: “Every time our works come into contact with the public, we expand the seed of awareness of our relationship with nature, so we can start seeing it as a teacher and provider who also depends on us”.
These three artists carry an important message to the visitors of their exhibition that reflects beyond the simple aesthetics and beauty that already pervades their work. “Art serves to unite people and manages to generate new relationship situations between human beings. Art is human and is the way in which it advances culture towards more altruistic and true ends”
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