Sobre arte was a short-lived Colombian magazine edited by Blas Rico and Mariano Useche and published by the Corporación Nacional de Artes Plásticas (according to the catalogue produced by the Luis Ángel Arango Library). Apparently, only two issues of the magazine were published: in June 1976 (No. 1) and August 1977 (No. 1), [both were identified by the same number].
The magazine’s interview with Leonel Góngora (1932–99) revealed this artist’s personal opinions (which were shared by some other Colombian artists) on a variety of subjects that were considered of major importance in art circles in the 1960s, including Conceptual art, political art, and the avant-garde. Góngora’s position on these matters helps to understand the range of different ideas and approaches among artists of that period.
Although the first Colombian conceptual artists—Álvaro Barrios (b. 1945) and Antonio Caro (b. 1950)—were already around in the late 1960s, it was not until the following decade that they began to achieve a measure of exposure in Colombian institutions and in the art market. This nascent conceptual movement shared the national stage with other artists who were focused on political art, such as Clemencia Lucena (1945–83) and the Taller 4 Rojo that was founded in the early 1970s by Nirma Zárate (1936–99), Diego Arango (b. 1942), Umberto Giangrandi (b. 1942), Fabio Rodríguez Amaya, and Jorge Mora.