A las revoluciones, como a los árboles, se les reconoce por sus frutos / Revolutions, like trees, are recognized by thei: Claudia Martínez Garay
GRIMM presents A las revoluciones, como a los árboles, se les reconoce por sus frutos / Revolutions, like trees, are recognized by their fruits, a new solo exhibition by Claudia Martínez Garay. The artist's first solo exhibition in The Netherlands, will be inaugurated during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2019, two years after her graduation from the Rijksakademie.
Claudia Martínez Garay's work dwells on Peruvian history through the life of cultural artifacts and visual archives, and the multiple voices and meanings which are ascribed to these. She combines graphic iconography and abstraction in her paintings and ceramic sculptures to reflect on the idea of memory, life and after-life, invoking a strong identification with native American cultures of South America.
With a focus on re-reading, remaking and interpreting the visual traditions, the artist presents installations that exists in a specific imaginary's time and space. Underlying the arrangements, there is a drive to reanimate the existing fragments of lost and forgotten stories. Persistent and bittersweet, Martínez Garay's work analyzes modernity as an inseparable component of colonialism.
The exhibition functions as an ongoing installation on which the artist keeps working during the exhibition period.
Opening during Amsterdam Art Weekend Gallery Night, Friday 22 November 2019