Fragments, spaces of art and memory

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The counter-monument 'Fragmentos', conceived by the artist Doris Salcedo, is a space of art and memory whose floor tiles have been moulded with the weapons delivered by the former FARC guerrillas, after the signing of the Peace Agreement.

The space promotes dialogue and reflection by presenting emptiness and absence as inherent elements of the work, since it is precisely by these elements that the inevitable void left by war is evidenced and remembered. 'Fragments' will be a place of memory whose mission is to produce and exhibit commissioned and permanent works, product of public calls, which may present antagonistic memories but point to peaceful coexistence of opposites.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

This space has been running for one and half years. Since its opening there have been two calls addressed to artists, which have promoted the recognition of the country's artistic activity with an emphasis on memory, history and the armed conflict. Currently there have been two exhibitions of Colombian artists. Additionally, events, conferences and workshops have been held on the subject of sexual violence and the dialogue between media arts and plastic arts.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Bógota Chamber of Commerce
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
National University of Colombia
Public Sector
Public Sector
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Artes visuales