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SELECTED WORKS BY Miler Lagos

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

Miler Lagos
Fragmentos del Tiempo (Fragments of the Time)

2012

Piled and carved newspaper

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In Miler Lagos’s work, time runs backwards. The title of his work alone - Fragments of Time - suggests an attempt on the artist’s part to slow things down, but the form of the work itself goes further still: these are branch-like forms composed entirely of sheets of newspaper, densely stacked together and sanded at the edges, which generates both a mottled, trunk-like surface and a wood effect colour. Lagos’ work enacts both a fantasy of return (the paper turning back into its natural source material) and a parody of it: these broken branches are, after all, dead, and their listless slumping has something of the exhausted body about it, something worn-out. The density of the work’s structure recalls, in cross-section, the striations of cut wood, and points out the uselessness of the dated news stories contained within - these can’t be read, but they wouldn’t be, anyway.

Where the branches stop, the newspaper - a Colombian daily called El Tiempo, from which the title’s pun springs - is revealed, in thin slices, like a preserved sausage. Fragments of photographs appear, or half-legible headlines. What the thin lines of text most strikingly evoke, though, are the rings within tree trunks - which, of course, point to its age. Time, here, is measured not in organic growth, but in the reception of information. Set against the impassivity and quiet nobility of natural forms, this is a quiet critique of a contemporary world drowning in unprocessed information; little wonder there’s a sadness in these idling forms, scattered in our path.

Text by Ben Street

Miler Lagos's BIOGRAPHY

Miler Lagos
Born in 1973, Bogot√°, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogot√°, Colombia



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Home, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, EUA.

2010
Cuarto Menguante, C√°mara de Comercio de Bogot√°
Red de Salas de Exposición Artecámara, Curada por Maria Iovino, Bogota, Colombia.
Naturaleza Indomable, Ignacio Liprandi Arte contempor√°neo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Harmonizing Forces, AB Projects, Toronto, Canada.
Vista en Planta, Valparaíso: Intervenciones, Curaduría José Roca y Jorge Diez, Chile.
Silence Dogood, Philagrafika, Arthur Ross Gallery. Curaduría José Roca, Filadelfia, EUA.

2009
Nacidos antes de…, Alianza Francesa de Cali, Cali, Colombia.
Clap, Centro Colombo-Americano de Bogotá, en colaboración con Nerdbots, Bogotá,Colombia.
Naturaleza Gr√°fica, Solo Project 2¬™ TRIENAL POLI/GR√ĀFICA de San Juan, Am√©rica
Latina y Caribe. Curada por Adriano Pedrosa , San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Attraction, Galería Faria-Fabregas, Caracas, Venezuela.

2008
Semillas Mágicas. Galería Enrique Guerrero, México D.F, México.
El Papel lo Aguanta Todo, Galería Nueveochenta Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia.

2007
Cimiento, Centro cultural Universidad de Salamanca, Bogot√°, Colombia.

2006
Levedad Insoportable, Artec√°mara, C√°mara De Comercio de Bogot√°, Bogot√°,Colombia.
Los Términos Del Juego, Alianza Colombo Francesa de Bogotá, Bogotá,Colombia.

2004
Inmersos, Sala De Exposiciones ASAB, Bogot√°, Colombia.

2002
Niveles Soberanos, Galería Valenzuela Y Klenner, Bogotá, Colombia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Sounds Good. Location One, New York, EUA
Resurfaced. Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, EUA.
Un Territorio en Puntos Suspensivos….. Curaduría Jaime Cerón, Ankara y Estanbul,Turquía

2010
Biennial of he Americas, Denver, EUA.
Paralell Realities, Now contemporary art, Miami, EUA.
Waiting Room, curada por Alessandra Saviotti y Marianna Liosi, Faenza, Italia.
Valparaíso: Intervenciones. Curaduría José Roca, Valparaíso, Chile.
Philagrafika, Arthur Ross Gallery. Curaduría José Roca, Filadelfia, EUA.

2009
Everything has a name, or the potencial to be named, Gasworks, Londres, UK
Literary Forms, 2¬™ Trienal POLI/GR√ĀFICA de San Juan, Am√©rica Latina y Caribe. San Juan,
Puerto Rico. Curaduría Jens Joffmann
TRANz, Museo de Arte Moderno Bogot√°, Colombia.

2008
Multiverse, Claremont Museum. Curadur√≠a Pilar Tompkins, Los √Āngeles, EUA.
Una Enciclopedia Para Toda la Familia, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Historia Natural y Política. Conocimientos y representaciones de la naturaleza
americana, Biblioteca Luis √Āngel Arango, Bogot√°, Colombia.
X. Galería Nueveochenta Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia
Otras Floras, Galería Nara Roeasler. Curada por José Roca, Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Mentiras Verdaderas, Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquilla, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Cinco Artistas Contemporáneos Colombianos, Casa del encuentro, Medellín, Colombia.

2007
III Sal√≥n de Arte Bidimensional, Fundaci√≥n Gilberto Alzate Avenda√Īo, Bogot√°, Colombia.
4/4 Faria+Fábregas Galería. Caracas, Venezuela.
Inoxidable Neopop, Galería Santa Fe Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.
The Intricate Journey, NGBK. Berlín, Alemania.
Mundial 2014, SOX 36. Berlín, Alemania
Al Agua, Nueveochenta Arte Contempor√°neo. Bogot√°, Colombia.

2006
Experimenta Colombia Artes Electrónicas, Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Colombia.
40 Salón Nacional De Artistas, Archivo De Bogotá. Bogotá, Colombia.
Miradas de Quiebre, Club El Nogal. Bogot√°, Colombia

2005
XI Salón Regional De Artistas Zona Centro, Claustro San Agustín, Tunja, Colombia.
Del Otro Mundo, Convenio Andrés Bello, Bogotá.
Relacional, Galería Santa Fe Y Sala Alterna, Centro Cultural Planetario De Bogotá. Bogotá,
Colombia.

2004
A*terisco 7, Streets of Deseo / Calles Del Desire, Bogot√°-Liverpool.
Después De La Pintura, Asab, Bogotá, Colombia.

2003
1er Sal√≥n De Arte Bidimensional, Fundaci√≥n Gilberto Alzate Avenda√Īo, Bogot√°, Colombia
Still Life/ Naturaleza Muerta, Casa Republicana Biblioteca Lu√≠s √Āngel Arango, Bogot√°, Colombia.

2002
VIII Bienal De Bogotá, Colectivo De Creación Plástica, Bogotá, Colombia.
Portátil, Galería De La Esa, Lorient, Francia.

2001
IV Bienal De Venecia, Barrio Venecia, Bogot√°, Colombia.
Salones Locales, Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.