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Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers

Katalog der Ausstellung

The exhibition catalogue features a selection of visual and textual narratives about Colombian rivers across time, including an essay by the co-curators addressing the river in contemporary Colombian visual and material culture, illustrations of works by the seventeen artists in the exhibition, and excerpts from literary and historical texts, many published for the first time in English, by such acclaimed Colombian authors as Fernanado Zalamea, Tomás Gonzalez, Héctor Abad, José Eustasio Rivera, Gabriel García Márquez, and Alfredo Molano.

Renowned graphic designer Irma Boom designed the book. Boom’s previous work includes two BGC catalogues, Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor (2006), a title honored as "The Most Beautiful Book in the World" at the Leipzig Book Fair, and Knoll Textiles, 1945–2010 (2011), which also received numerous accolades.


Foreword by Susan Weber, Founder and Director
Preface by Nina Stritzler-Levine, Director, Bard Graduate Center Gallery / Gallery Publications
Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture by José Roca
A Chronicle of Rivers by Alejandro Martín
N.N.N. by Fernando Zalamea
The Shapes of Water selected poems from Manglares by Tomás González

Río Amazonas
In this river there is nothing but despair from the Letter from Lope de Aguirre, Rebel, to King Philip of Spain
Susana Mejía
Amazonia by Héctor Abad Faciolince

Río Putumayo
Reading One River on the River by Alberto Baraya
Alberto Baraya
The canoe, like a floating coffin, moved down the river from The Vortex by José Eustasio Rivera
Jorge Lizarazo

Río Cahuinari
Looking with Words, Looking with Stories by Catalina Vargas Tovar and Abel Rodríguez  
Abel Rodríguez

Río Magdalena
Río Grande de la Magdalena from the Epitome of the Conquest of the New Kingdom of Granada by Alonso de Santa Cruz
Nicolás Consuegra
Magdalena, father of waters, one of the greatest rivers of the world, was only an illusion of memory from Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
David Consuegra
Decorative Openwork in Pre-Columbian Indigenous Metalwork by David Consuegra

Río Cauca
Clemencia Echeverri
The Cauca, Death Downriver by Elizabeth Yarce
Marcelo Villegas
Alvaro Catalán de Ocán
Water is neither good nor bad, a Guambiano Oral Narrative

Laguna de Guatavita
El Dorado, the Legend of Guatavita Lake from The Chibcha People Prior to the Spanish Conquest by Vicente Restrepo
Ceci Arango
Lucy Salamanca
Fair Trade Design by Gabriele Sossella, Ludovico Gualzetti, Benno Simma, and Lucy Salamanca
Juan Fernando Herrán

Río Bogotá
What Was Once the Fall by Antonio Caballero
Carol Young
Olga de Amaral
The House of My Imagination by Olga de Amaral

Río Rancheria
A Historical and Ethnographic Look at the Rancheria River Basin by Weildler Guerra Curvelo
Monika Bravo
Mother of water as told by Arhuaco storyteller Nukaki-Suka
María Isabel Rueda
La Gata from Upriver: Between the Cocaine and the Gold by Alfredo Molano

About the Authors
Checklist of the Exhibition
Selected Exhibition and Publication History
Sources, Permissions, and Photo Credits


Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers
Herausgeber: José Roca und Alejandro Martín
Veröffentlicht vom Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material
Culture, New York, NY.
400 Seiten, 55 $
ISBN 978-0-9824680-1-2

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