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Espacio El Dorado


Espacio El Dorado is a contemporary art gallery established in 2015 in the neighborhood of La Macarena in Bogotá, Colombia. The gallery is made up of four spaces that are in continuous dialogue with one another. The garden, as the space that links together the four exhibitions, hosts Black Box, the entrance to the Annex, En blanco and the store, as well as the building El Dorado.

El Dorado, the main building has three floors each with particular architectural qualities. The first is Black Cube, an unfinished space with unpaved sand floors, that allows for the structure to show through. The second is White Cube, presented as a neutral space, which is completely isolated from its surroundings. Finally, Grey Cube has a window facing outward, generating a partial contact of the exhibited work with the exterior.

The name of the gallery comes from the legend of El Dorado and borrows the imaginary of this mythical place of abundant riches. A utopia, which seems fictitious because of its very impossibility. Espacio El Dorado seeks to materialize artistic imaginaries whose ambition resembles, in a certain way, the conception of the mythical golden  city. The colonial origins of the legend allude to the constant dialogue between Espacio El Dorado and its Colombian context. The purpose of the gallery is the realization of these ambitious ideas, apparently impossible, which can profoundly alter the identity of the artist, the space and the surrounding local art scene.

The exhibitions are works developed in situ and are the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue. Accompanied by varied contents and texts, they incite questions open to error and experimentation.

 

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