COLOMBIA: Museo de Antioquia, Medellín

IN NOVEMBER 2016, Alasdair Foster was invited as one of two international guests to witness the of launch of ‘Relicarios’, a major new work by the Colombian artist Erika Diettes. This extensive yet intimate installation stood as a memorial for those killed during the multilateral armed conflict in Colombia. The staging of the exhibition in … Continue reading

An Echo in Amber: Grief and the Disappeared

> This text was written for the opening of the exhibition ‘Relicarios’ by the Colombia artist Erika Diettes, which opened at the Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, in November 2016. It is dedicated to the families of the tortured, murdered and disappeared of the multilateral armed conflict in Colombia. > > An Echo in Amber GRIEF … Continue reading

A Conversation of Memories

: :: Patricia Casey :: Erika Diettes :: Tomoko Hayashi :: Paula Luttringer :: :: Suk Kuhn Oh :: Wendy Sacks :: Diana Thorneycroft :: ~ :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: : This is the catalogue to an exhibition presented at the 2015 PhotoVisa photography festival, Krasnodar, Russia. The exhibition brings together artists from Argentina, … Continue reading

RUSSIA: PhotoVisa 2015

Conversation of Memories > Patricia Casey (Australia) Erika Diettes (Colombia) Tomoko Hayashi (Japan) Paula Luttringer (Argentina) Suk Kuhn Oh (Republic of Korea) Wendy Sacks (USA) Diana Thorneycroft (Canada)   IN 2015, Alasdair Foster was commissioned by PhotoVisa festival to create an exhibition for the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art (КИСИ) exploring the festival theme of … Continue reading

Erika Diettes

~ “The history of a country     cannot be written in silence                  and its memory     must not be built in the dark” Erika Diettes ~ GRIEF IS A VAST ACHING SECRET. Like an ocean in thrall to the moon, it moves inside the individual … Continue reading

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