Auctions are nothing new – even if they never lost the wow factor – and somehow they affect our daily lives on many levels: whenever we turn our lights on, query Google or stream a video, an auction is happening behind the scenes.
Facing difficult urban mobility and high levels of poverty in Colombia, which worsened in 2022, Ara’s three main pillars are price, proximity and assortment. Struggling with hard times, Colombian families find their best ally to put food on the table in Ara.
Regarded as one of the Colombia’s most important conceptualists, Antonio Caro used unconventional forms of art to encourage sociopolitical and cultural reflection. His most famous work (now considered a classic), is the “Colombia” series, a protest against rampant consumerism and globalisation.
The history of tropical music in Colombia goes hand in hand with the powerhouse record company Discos Fuentes’, established in 1934 by Antonio Fuentes. Historian Carlos Alfonso Días Martínez evokes the life of this legacy.
Malnutrition is one of Colombia’s most serious public health challenges. Spearheaded by Ara, the Misión Nutrición programme emerged with the aim to contribute to a better nourished country. Andrea Jimeno, Corporate Communications Director at Ara, tells how the project is changing that reality.
Known on the street art scene as Ledania, Diana Ordoñez is one of the most influential Colombian visual artists worldwide. After being challenged to paint several murals on the walls of Ara stores, she brings her fantastical world to the cover of Feed.
Colombia’s peace agreement earned global applause and a Nobel Peace Prize for the then president, Juan Manuel Santos. A third of the way into the deal’s 15-year time frame, María Ángela Holguín, former government minister of Foreign Affairs, reflects upon its progress.