This month we are taking you to Latin America and more specifically to Colombia. It was impossible to go back there without presenting you the MAMM, the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin. Founded in 1978, it remains unknown to the general public until the early 1980s before an international success due to a renovation in a global urban architectural project in 2015.
The Peruvian architects studio 51-1 and the Colombian studio Ctrl G turned the monument into a veritable architectural piece made up of large windows, metal cut-outs, level games and large dark wood structures. It took more than two years to implement this project whose result is a good reflection of the city of Medellin: innovative, surprising and modern.
The permanent collection, Counter-narratives, showcases artists who brought modern art to the forefront in the early 80’s. A desire for the curator of the museum, Melissa Aguilar, to approach the Colombian artistic landscape from an exterior to an interior perspective. A presentation articulated in six parts: Inside-Out, Change of skin, The dream of the reason, The form as beginning, The extended image, Boundaries violation.
Find below an extract of our visit at MAMM :
Useful info : MAMM Museum, Carrera. 44 ##19a-100, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Open everyday except on Monday. Nearest subway station : Industriales.