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Si es Bayer, es Bueno

(If its Bayer, is good) by Edinson Quiñones

14.7.16 – 3.8.16

A Kottbusser Tor made video/performance in collaboration with Johannes Förster.

Edinson Quiñones speaks of what he knows best, his experience of living in Popayán in the Valley of Cauca, a rural zone located in the South East of Colombia.

In the mid 90s, the valley experienced significant population growth due to cocaine trafficking. With Pablo Escobar dying and the local Medellin and Cali Cartels fragmenting, the valley's original residents faced further displacement, brought about by the conflict between the guerrilla movement, the paramilitary groups and the cartels.

For this exhibition, Quiñones appropriates the symbol of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, thus shedding light on Bayer's complicity in the Colombian cocaine trade and their recent negotiations with Monsanto, a control weapon in Colombia, even now after the peace accord.

Quiñone's work is a testament to capitalism's transience. For him Art is synonymous of healing, makes visible what is invisible. Legal what is illegal.​

Past Violent Games Realism, Reality, Real (360 Degree) Malungas Fascion Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior Divas" Magnetic Fields: Invisible Realities Opium Abend There will come soft rains Being a better Person- Is all about the Self No Walls Si es Bayer, es Bueno