The General Secretariat of the Mayor's Office, Bogotá, will launch this year's exhibition cycle with a photographic exhibition that, through unpublished paintings, shows urban, architectural and social changes that have occurred in the capital over the past 150 years as part of its strategy. recovery and socialization of historical and documentary heritage.
This is the Today As Yesterday exhibition, which is possible thanks to a careful selection of photographic material from documentary collections, which are custody and protected by the Bogota Archive, among which the Armand and Leo Matiz brothers' funds excel. Hernán Díaz, Sady González, Carlos Martínez Jiménez, Viki Ospina and Jorge Silva, to whom are added the Bogotá Museum's Photo Collections, Society for Improvement and Decoration, Agustín Codazzi Geographical Institute, National University Historical Archive, Medellin Pilot Public Library and San Luis Historical Archive Bertrán of Colombia, the Dominican community.
"This is a unique opportunity for all of Bogota's citizens to appreciate how our city has changed over a hundred years, and for new generations to recognize and fit their past from unknown photos of places and places that have disappeared, but it has left a strong mark on the collective Memory such as Hotel Granada, Monastery of Santo Domingo, Ayacucho Square and the old Plaza Mayor, "as José Raúl Buitrago Arias, Secretary General of Bogota City Hall, guarantees Raúl Buitrago Arias, General Secretary of the Mayor's Office of Bogota.
It should be noted that the sample contains six thematic axes that allow comparison of Bogota yesterday with today: Plaza Mayor, religious architecture, memorial spaces, majestic plateau (panoramic city), city under construction (symbolic buildings) and craft town
The exhibition will close its gates on July 5th.