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Sinfonia Tropico - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 15:53 - Retratos de Cáqueta
28 October 2016 - Charlotte Streck

Retratos de Cáqueta

Martin Meyer has published a portrait series on SINFONÍA TRÓPICO en Florencia. On this side, we present you a selection of images. For the full series check: http://sinfonatropico.smvi.co Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Jue, 06/04/2015 - 14:16 - Gracias Guaviare! Thank you Guaviare!
04 June 2015 - Charlotte Streck

Gracias Guaviare! Thank you Guaviare!

Two weeks ago, we concluded our third stage of Sinfonía Trópico, which brought us to the Colombian Amazon. We selected San José de Guaviare as the centrum and point of departure for our activities.  A lucky choice: we immediately felt welcome by the municipality and the department, found extremely capable and enthusiastic partners, and had the unique chance to work with an amazingly talented... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:36 - Caridad Botella: Overwhelming layers of reality. An interview with Peter Ruehle and Robert Lippok
24 April 2015 - Elizabeth Gallón Droste

Caridad Botella: Overwhelming layers of reality. An interview with Peter Ruehle and Robert Lippok

Before we turn the page over to our next event in San José del Guaviare, I spoke to Peter Ruehle and Robert Lippok about their experiences during their residency in Guachalito, Más Arte Más Acción’s base in Chocó [1] where they spent a few days this past March. Two very different artists tell us about their expectations and the impact the rainforest had on their minds and works. One color driven... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:47 - Peter Ruehle: Five square meters
13 April 2015 - Elizabeth Gallón Droste

Peter Ruehle: Five square meters

Almost 10,000 km lie between the beach of Guachalito and Berlin. But Europe has a presence - as the starting point of colonialism, which changed everything, in Colombia too. The descendants of the once abducted African slaves are the people who characterize Chocó today - with their measly little gardens and rickety shacks, apparently still guests in a much larger landscape and nature. Don Faustos... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:59 - Thank you, Puerto Gaitán!
30 March 2015 - Charlotte Streck

Thank you, Puerto Gaitán!

There may be no other place in the Llanos that exposes visitors more to the calming beauties and violent challenges of the Altillanura than Puerto Gaitán. The majesty of its rivers - the tranquil Manacacías and the powerful Meta - draws visitors into the landscape. The golden lights of dawn beautify every scene of a never-ending landscape that comes with the promise of freedom and liberation in... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:09 - THREATENED SPECIES EN COLOMBIA
15 March 2015 - Charlotte Streck

THREATENED SPECIES EN COLOMBIA

Amazilia castaneiventris (Colibrí) Aburria aburri (Pava negra, gualilo, pava azul, gurri)Anas cyanoptera borreroi (Pato colorado)Anas flavirostris altipetens (Pato de páramo)Ara ambigua (Guacamaya frentiroja)Ara manilata (Guacamaya de los moriches)Ara ararauna (Guacamaya Pechiamarilla) Ara chloroptera (Guacamaya de ala verde)Ara macao (Guacamaya bandera, tricolor)Ara militaris (Guacamayo)Bangsia... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:04 - Lillevan: our artistic director
06 March 2015 - Charlotte Streck

Lillevan: our artistic director

Since 2011, when he accepted the role as artistic director of the Glacier Music Project of the Goethe Institutes in Tashkent and Almaty, Lillevan has dedicated a part of his time to environmental topics. Lillevan, a renowned international video artist and artistic director of SINFONÍA TRÓPICO, has a history of being inspired by nature. Organic shapes and patterns figure prominently in his work.... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:16 - The Fundación Más Arte Más Acción launches its publication: BETTER THAN
20 February 2015 - Charlotte Streck

The Fundación Más Arte Más Acción launches its publication: BETTER THAN

On 26 February 2015 at 6:30 our partner Más Arte Más Acción will launch the book BETTER THAN in the Museo de Arte of the Univeridad Nacional of Bogotá.  The publication features Reflections on Water und Consumerism that are inspired by the nature of the Chocó. The authors, among others the artists Juan Fernando Herrán, Victor Gama, and Abel Rodríguez, draw in their contributions on the experience... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Jue, 01/29/2015 - 11:43 - Updates January 2015
29 January 2015 - Charlotte Streck

Updates January 2015

Goethe Institut rewards artist residencies to SINFONÍA TRÓPICO ++ SINFONÍA TRÓPICO at the Medellín HAY FESTIVAL ++ Jardín Botánico of Medellín adds biodiversity to SINFONÍA TRÓPICO's logo ++   Goethe Institut rewards artist residencies to SINFONÍA TRÓPICO. We are proud to announce that the Goethe Institut has approved the artist residency of the composer and musician Nils Ostendorf. Nils will... Read more
Sinfonia Tropico - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 22:24 - Charlotte Streck: The Nature of Peace
22 January 2015 - Charlotte Streck

Charlotte Streck: The Nature of Peace

This week UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme, presented a report in Bogotá that analyzes the environmental impacts of Colombia’s peace process. The report shows that the post-conflict dynamics formulate new risks to the environment that reach Colombia’s remote areas alongside the prospect of peace. War stands in the way of development, depriving population of its benefits, and nature... Read more