On July 26, 1971, the Corporación Ciudad Solar, a locale that fostered encounter and debate for a generation of young Colombian adults interested in the arts, was inaugurated. During the years 1971–73, Ciudad Solar could be described as a space for Cali’s cultural pioneers: a place to live together, do creative work, mount exhibitions, and independently promote the arts. There, Hernando Guerrero (born 1948), photographer and designer; Francisco “Pakiko” Ordóñez (born 1949), a photographer who now makes documentaries; and Miguel González (born 1950), a critic and art curator; carried out creative projects in the visual and graphic arts, photography, and film. In the upper left-hand corner is the striking logo designed by Carlos Duque (born 1946) based on the Chinese symbol of duality yin/yang, and proposed by Fabio Lozano, who was exploring Eastern symbology at the time. Duque retained the roundness of the shape (“C”) and inverted the sinuous line to form an “S,” graphically suggesting the union of the “c” and “s” of Ciudad Solar. Today, this logo symbolizes the fondly remembered experience of creating art in a community. This experience was an important influence on well-known photographers, filmmakers, documentary makers, actors, and literati in Cali, the main city in the Cauca Valley. When the house first opened, the main event was the group exhibition Nueve Artistas Colombianos, with the participation of Álvaro Barrios (born 1945), Beatriz González (born 1938), Santiago Cárdenas (born 1937), Feliza Bursztyn (1933–1982), Leonel Góngora (1932–1999), Edgar Negret (born 1920), Omar Rayo (born 1928), Carlos Rojas (1933–1997), and Hernando Tejada (1924–1998). For this exhibition, Miguel González gathered artists who had represented Colombia at international events such as the influential biennials of Venice (Italy, founded in 1895) and São Paulo (Brazil, founded in 1951). He also managed to maintain a monthly schedule of exhibitions in the Galería de Arte Ciudad Solar [Solar City Art Gallery], alternating young artists with more established artists.