The Roots of the Flight, Bogota - Aixa Portero - Artista Contemporánea Española
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Aixa Portero
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The Roots of the Flight, Bogota

About This Project

La Cometa, the prestigious contemporary art gallery in Bogota, was interested to show the installation “The Roots of the Flight”, previously presented at two international contemporary art museums, and at the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius19, in Lithuania.


The centerpiece is a series of books with a black cover, suspended by a thin thread, whose letters have fallen to the ground, in a silent ethereal hush. These ‘book-roofs’ invite the viewer to walk under them, experiencing the sense of individual spheres and at the same time the collective expanse of our social fabric. There is a duality in the flight of the letters: where on the one hand, overthrowing their burden, those heavy letters open the door to a serene peace, inviting rewriting a personal elevation, on the other they emanate a complaining silence, as if the absence of those letters confirms an unavoidable loss of values and culture…

Aixa Portero

Exhibitions, Installations & 3D, Natura Root
Bogota, Colombia, Exhibitions, Installation project, Natura Root