Visiting an exhibition about the creative experimentation with non-organic life might not seem something you would put on top of your bucket list. However, ‘Non-organic Life’ proves that the subject is as rare and unidentified as it is interesting. Taking recycling to a level beyond imaginable, you might even say the exhibition showcases an art form that belongs in our (hopefully near) future.
‘Non-organic Life’ gathers artists addressing creative processes which denature the origin of the materials used or contradict the properties of its constituent references. Combining art, science and technology they allow non-organic masses of materials to be transformed, refiguring the perception you have from those materials, that are considered to be a deterioration of the environment, into something beautifully captivating.
Starting off by collecting clusters of non-recyclable and non-biological materials from urban environments, the clusters then get removed out of its context and taken apart, to be assembled again in a completely different way, creating new forms that make those clusters unrecognizable.
The distinctive aspect of this concept is something called: cite-specific intervention, meaning that the artwork is always linked to the site the materials were original found, opening up a dialogue between the non-organic materials and the procedures they are undergoing. This may all sound very mystifying but is in fact a unique and innovative way of recycling what we consider dirt, into striking works of art.
An inspiring exhibition needs an inspiring venue. The exhibition will take place in ‘PERMANENTE’, an artist-led initiative located in Bogota, Colombia, aiming to provide a space for experimentation and collaboration and transmitting knowledge and inspiration amongst their visitors. A perfect match if you ask me.
Víctor David Garces
Luz Angela Lizarazo
Gabriel Zea + Camilo Martinez
Rafael Gómez Barros
Andrés Matías Pinilla