Text Concerning “The Behavior of the Landscape in the Seventh International Art Festival of Cali”

 

1995 Miguel González

La Tertulia Modern Art Museum

Alicia Barney has worked with the landscape and in the landscape. She has shown its dramatic properties, its sense of the tragedy, of depredation and extinction. The Cauca River, which was so extensively painted by Zamora, was the inspiration for her moving study that showed its deterioration and agony. Yumbo, our productive industrial zone, portrayed by Rendón, is also a location for her project on pollution. Barney’s dead landscapes close this show, exemplified by beach trash [Bocagrande], dry forest leaves and various decomposing materials, as a manifestation of landscape art that is not only directed towards our sight, but which aims sharply at our conscience.