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Artistic Residence “Hechiso”

Hechiso“: It is used in the popular language to refer to what is produced in an artisan way, outside the industrial circuits.

Hechiso is a program for the development of artistic projects related to the community. It demands the relationship with the inhabitants of the surroundings, seeking a formula of collaborative work or articulation with the particularities of the inhabitants of the territory. In this sense, aims to establish an intersection between the artist, who arrives without context, but carrying an equally valid tradition and the members of the community, the holders of localized knowledge.

In this case, the inhabitants of the community are called peasants, located in the municipality of Barbosa, a town located north of Medellín (about 1 hour) – in the Andes of Colombia – at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level. Therefore, the conception of the world will be linked to rural life but conditioned by the proximity of a city with so many tensions as has been the city of Medellin.

The duration of the artistic residency is from 2 weeks to 2 months.

See: http://www.barbosa.gov.com