Why does the phrase “modern art” evoke a different mental image than “contemporary art”? Shouldn’t the two be synonymous?
Anyway, if you’re interested in the latter, be sure to make your way to the IVAM before July 6th, to see an excellent exhibition by Columbia’s Fernando Botero.
95 of his works are on display, from two collections: “Circus” and the somewhat more political “Abu Ghraib”.
As an American shamed by my country’s current policies, I’m interested and a little nervous to see the full collection.