Monday, 11 May 2009
'EL NOA NOA' IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA!
exterior of the old Andina Factory
entrance to Noa Noa!
sign with music, video and performance programme!
view of el Noa Noa
Colombian Rimax brand red chairs and tables, the best in the market
Daniela Romo video as part of the video programme selected by El Perro y la Calandria.
video programme also includes videos by: Los Super Elegantes, Tetine, Dani Umpi, avaf, Rick Castro...
golden curtain and hanging lights
Sexual rights posters borrowed from El Perro y la Calandria
homage to Felix Gonzalez Torres (Felix re-tropicalized)
'Si hay Chicha' sign and tropical Dan Flavin
Katy Hernandez seving chicha behind the bar
Cesar Ariza drinking chicha
artist Miguel Angel Rojas and Colombian ex-president Cesar Gaviria
sociologist Armando Silva and friend
artist Santiago Leal
Esteban Arboleda with lightbulb in mouth
Alcuadrado gallerist Gloria Saldarriaga
Colombian grand dame of art, Maria Angelica Medina
Juan Carlos on the platform
Edgar declaiming poetry
spontaneous performers on platform
curators Beatriz Lopez and Katy Hernandez
Three generations: Beatriz Lopez, Lola and Beatriz Elena
EL NOA NOA ‘un lugar de ambiente’ by Pablo Leon de la Barra with music and/or videos by Los Super Elegantes, Tetine, Dani Umpi, avaf, Rick Castro, Beatriz Lopez ‘B-Lo’, Adriana Lara/Lasser Moderna, Silverio, Esther Planas and a selection of classic pop videos in spanish from the 70s and 80s by ‘El Perro y La Calandria’ http://www.bogotagay.com/cantina
A TropiPopPolitical space inspired by ‘El Noa Noa’ the mythical and now disappeared seventies club/bar of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua immortalized by singer Juan Gabriel in his song and movie ‘El Noa Noa’.
El Noa Noa exists in the tensions created by the social control and escapism offered by music, drink, pop and party culture but also in its potential of social transformation and liberation.
With surprise live acts, a special appearance by Maria Angelica Medina, and ‘chicha’* to drink at the bar!
‘El Noa Noa’ is part of the Exhibition ‘No Mas Chicha’ curated by La Central (Beatriz Lopez and Katy Hernandez) http://www.lacentral.com.co/ for Alcuadrado http://www.alcuadrado-art.com/ at the now closed Andina Brewery. The factory an emblem of modernity - associated with progress and confidence in production – presents itself as the scenario to think about the end of the great discourses giving way to multiple and persol interpretations of the contemporary phenomena. In the 1940’s ‘No Mas Chicha!’ was the slogan used by the big breweries advertisement apparatus to stop the homemade production of ‘chicha’ and promote the regular consumption of beer. Along these lines the exhibition suggests a reflection upon the consequences of the modernization process.
*Chicha: name given to several varieties of alcoholic drink created from the fermentation of non-distilled corn and other cereals in the Americas. Chicha is a drink consumed in the American Continent since pre-european times.
‘No Mas Chicha’
Antigua Cervecería Andina
Calle 22b#31-43 Bogotá - Colombia
Opening: Saturday May 9, 2009 12pm to 4pm
Exhibition open from May 10 to 24, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.