The truth is

The truth is as complex and diverse as the Colombian geography

Our geography is a rich and complex composition of mountains, rivers, deserts, seas, moors and jungles. Nature that imposes itself and shows us its two faces: beauty and complexity, because in these places remain dormant the truths of our violence. Truths with one and thousands of faces, which are shown and hidden in the faces and hands of the inhabitants, in the cracks of the mountains and the rivers that cross. The truth of our violence is deep and turbulent as the Colombian landscape full of folds, colors and sounds reflected in the dark river of time.

In this path, we find that the marks left by the violence in the territories and the bodies are transformed into scars and questions. Attempts to unveil, between voices and silences, what happened and why. From there, people who seek the truth insist on speaking to us, invite us to meet and recognize each other in the humanity of our faces.

In the historical moment we are going through, Truth Geographies [1] invites us to border the truth and enter its labyrinths to glimpse its complexity, to understand it as a construction that needs many, which convene us all to share a version, a fragment, to listen to truths that resist dying without pronouncing them.

[1] The Museum approached these searches through participatory methodologies, such as creation-reflection laboratories, interviews, surveys and documentary traces, to construct the exhibition contents.


The Artist interventions inhabit the Museum spaces to situate ourselves before our own perception. Their images, always in relation to others, address us the question by what we see, by their nature and their meaning, activating snapshots that inhabit our memory. Gómez has explored the photographic image as an entity that expands to space, constituted by memory and thought, not only by the capture of reality. His work stands an interesting confluence of images and spatiality, and awakens in the viewer his own interior portraits.

In an exhibition like Truth Geographies, this work, with its question about perception, challenge the idea of a unique perspective, opens the chance of assuming a position from the movement, the body and its senses, and make us talk from different places. To reach agreements on the truth, we can move, put our body in different perspectives, see, touch, feel, to contribute a piece of experience, our version, in the attempt to build a story that includes us all.