This text emphasizes the magnitude of the achievement of having published a journal specializing in the visual arts for fifteen years without interruption. It also attests to the first international edition of the Revista Arte en Colombia under the name ArtNexus, which expands communication on Latin American art to the continent as a whole. Major critics have published in its pages: Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937), Germán Rubiano Caballero (b. 1938), Damián Bayón (1916–1995), Álvaro Medina (b. 1942), Ivone Pinni, Juan Acha (1916–1995), as well as the writer of this piece, Cuban curator, historian, art critic, and widely published researcher Gerardo Mosquera (b. 1945), who founded the Bienal de La Habana. In October 1991, Mosquera was a contributor to the magazine. He later became its editor.
At present (2009) Arte en Colombia/ArtNexus is the longest-standing visual arts journal in Colombia. It was founded in 1976 by Celia Sredni de Birbragher, the director and editor the magazine, who is also widely known and an experienced artist, collector, critic and researcher. Sredni de Birbragher conceived of the ArtNexus Foundation, a documentation [resource] center that houses a large collection of catalogues, books, and other texts on art.
This same issue of Arte en Colombia (No. 048) contains an article written by North American curator Anne Horton. She discusses an event held in May 1991 at Humphrey Fine Art in New York to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Arte en Colombia, and launch its first issue in English under the name ArtNexus. This new magazine would break the language barrier for the United States audience and provide greater feedback and communication of events, news, and exhibitions of Latin American art across the continent.