LA TOMA DEL MAMBO (The Hijacking of MAMBO) took place between 9th and 11th February 2018. Más Arte Más Acción asked 12 art collectives and cultural organisations to hijack the Museum of Modern Art Bogotá to reactivate the museum, as a place that more accurately reflected the city.
Around 4000 visitors attended the3-day event, many of whom wouldn’t normally visit a museum. They were drawn there by these different kinds of collectives and events; from workshops and installations to concerts, and even a skateboard park.
Each collective, with their own artistic practices and communities, showed an alternative way to see art in the city. LA TOMA DEL MAMBO demonstrated that the museum could provide a different type of space for social networks and life encounters.
LA TOMA DEL MAMBO was awarded support from the Red Galería Santa Fe Scholarship of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, IDARTES. It was developed by Más Arte Más Acción with the support of the Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, MAMBO.