“Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict” Exhibition Opens with Dec. 13 Panel Discussion


The Gallatin Galleries will display “Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict”—photographer Álvaro Ybarra Zavala’s documentation of life in the South American nation—from Dec. 13, 2016 through Jan. 25, 2017.

“Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict”
NYU's Gallatin Galleries will display “Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict”—photographer Álvaro Ybarra Zavala’s documentation of life in the South American nation—from Dec. 13, 2016 through Jan. 25, 2017. Image courtesy of Álvaro Ybarra Zavala.

The exhibition commences with a panel discussion on Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theater. It will feature Ybarra Zavala as well as Alice Gabriner, TIME Magazine’s international photo editor, Marie Cruz Soto, a professor of Latin American Studies at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the evening’s moderators, Professor Keith Miller, curator of the Gallatin Galleries, and Professor Lauren Walsh, curator of “Macondo”.

Both the theater and the galleries are located on the ground floor of 1 Washington Place (at Broadway).

Ybarra Zavala has been photographing facets of the country over the past 15 years—what he calls “the different truths that exist in the ‘parallel states’ of a Colombia fractured by war.”

“It has been my goal, in fact my obsession, to break the blindness that is imposed in a country that has had its memory kidnapped,” he writes. “The Macondo photographic project recognizes the polyphony of experiences and documents the countless truths—the many cultural and historical perspectives—that have lived at odds for more than half a century and which form the basis of the Colombian civil conflict. There is not one Colombia; there are many. Yet they all have one common denominator: war.”

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Admission: Free. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)

Entry to the Dec. 13 panel discussion is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.7322.

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