Exterior view of Taller 7, Medellín. Courtesy Taller 7
Taller 7 is an independent project that began in 2003 as an initiative of a group of visual artists concerned with the lack of spaces open to the creation, discussion, and promotion of artistic practices outside the established institutional circuit. The project has tried to generate new ways of promotion and exchange by implementing alternative platforms that allow new points of contact through self-management and collective work.
Taller 7 functions in an old house in downtown Medellín. It is a meeting point where events and activities, open to the public, stimulate dialogue by offering multiple views that nurture existing processes, and encourage new mechanisms of interaction.
Since its start, Taller 7 has been a laboratory for creation and experimentation, and an exhibition space that shows the works of people from different contexts, hence becoming a place for the discussion of various artistic practices. By articulating the processes of emerging and established artists, the generational gap is confronted and new bonds, which enrich and expand the current reflection on the arts, are created.