Art

SIN MOTIVO

24 Dec, 2014 | Manuel Seoane and Samuel Rendon

Photo: Juan Manuel Lobaton , courtesy of SINMOTIVO PHOTOGRAPHERS www.sonmotivo.com Like most good stories, this project began on a night out. Initially, the objective was to share one ph...

A PEOPLE WITHOUT MEMORY IS A PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY

24 Dec, 2014 | Adriana Murillo

‘Bolivia has gone through incredible eras: the War of The Pacific, the Chaco War, and many other dramatic periods. Incredible photographs have been taken of all of these times,’ says Bolivian photogra...

GUMO

24 Dec, 2014 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Daniel Oros Alvaro Gumucio Li (Aka Gumo), a born and bred cochabambino, started his professional career as a photographer four years ago. He studied at the Instituto Eduarlo Lareda in...

MICHAEL DUNN

24 Dec, 2014 | Sophia Vahdati

In 2006, Michael Dunn had left Bolivia and was studying business in New York where he enrolled in a photography course. His life then changed its course as he quit his business career to pursue photo...

PHOTOGRAPHY IN AN AGE OF VISUAL CONTAMINATION

24 Dec, 2014 | Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Cables, advertisements, meaningless graffiti; posters, billboards and political propaganda: these are only some of the things that mark our urban landscape in La Paz. Practically every wall or stree...

CAPTURING BOLIVIA

24 Dec, 2014 | Vicky Roberts

The contrast between movement and stillness When Bolivia comes to life, it sparkles… For myself and many, one of the most fascinating things about Bolivia is the juxtaposition of tremendous natura...

THE DARK ROOM

24 Dec, 2014 | Alex Ayala Ugarte

Photo: Juan Gabriel Estellano The dark room where Juan Gabriel Estellano manually develops some of his photos is much more than a humid and stagnant place where someone could turn out the lights...

Skating reaches new heights in La Paz

25 Nov, 2014 | Katherine Browning

Katherine Browning visits the world's highest skate park to roll around and chat to one of the guys who made it all happen. Photo: From the Levi's Documentary "Skateboarding in La Paz" It's 2:3...

THE STREET ART OF LA PAZ

26 Sep, 2014 | Nikola Maksimovic

The Artistic Battleground for Political and Societal Expression Very few of La Paz’s walls, doors and highways have escaped the touch of the spray can and brush; graffiti tags, murals and poli...

THE CREATION OF LITERARY WONDERLANDS: TRENDS AND TENDENCIES

19 Aug, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

From C.S Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia through Cortázar’s Ajolotes, supernatural worlds are in abundance in literary works. But what makes a literary wonderland tick? If we take a look at Britis...

THE ART OF MARCELO SUAZNABAR: APOCALYPTIC SURREALISM

19 Aug, 2014 | Niamh Mcintyre

A first encounter with the work of Marcelo Suaznabar is equally fantastical and unsettling. At first, there is a visual delight in the surreal chaos of the image, as in El Macabro Paso del Tiempo, whe...

PERIFÉRICA BOULEVARD

21 May, 2014 | Alex Walker

Underworlds in Bolivian Literature At the turn of the 20th century, writing in Bolivia almost exclusively tackled surface issues like campesino life and later the globalisation of the nation. ‘Pe...

Portrait of a Void

22 Mar, 2014 | Neil Suchak

How has the loss of the sea influenced Bolivian contemporary art? To those of us who come from a country surrounded by the sea, the plight of a landlocked nation, like Bolivia, is almost unfathomable...

Our Cover

22 Mar, 2014 | Roberto Unterladstaetter

Roberto Unterladstaetter - Paisaje 1 - Fotografía Digital - 2009 (from Neil Suchak's piece on the influence of the maritime loss on Bolivian contemporary art) Unterladstaetter por...

Sirenas, Anchanchos, Antawallas

16 Dec, 2013 | Finn O'Neill

Finn O’Neill listens in on the fleeting whispers of Bolivia’s oral literature tradition and encounters three recurring spirits. SIRENAThe Sirena is a spirit native to Lake Titicaca, in particular...