The surface of an image. Aimée Zito Lema

La superficie de una imagen, 2019. Video still
La superficie de una imagen, 2019. Video still
28.06 - 15.09.2019

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 20 pm

Planta 4

Free entry

La superficie de la imagen (The Surface of an Image) by Aimée Zito Lema develops from a project about memory and how certain revolutionary and resistance processes resound in the present of a society. Using archival material from different political and social movements that took place during the Spanish Civil War, the artist presents a site-specific installation that features objects/sculptures, graphic prints, moving images and sound that explore the potential for transformation of photographic material and the different layers that construct, or deconstruct, an image.

Zito Lema takes historic images and transforms them into a work surface by bringing them into contact with the body. The images thus become one of the multiple layers that are intertwined in a process in which performance also becomes a tool with which to carry out a collective investigation into memory and to understand how history is passed from one generation to another.

The exhibition also includes previous works with archival material and memory, both activated through the body and gestures, generating a constellation of projects that help us to rethink the role of history and how this can, in turn, be a tool to read the present.

Curator: Soledad Gutiérrez

Aimée Zito Lema (Amsterdam, 1982) grew up in Buenos Aires and currently lives in Amsterdam. She studied at the Buenos Aires University of the Arts and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and she took a master’s degree in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy in The Hague (2009-2011). She has been a resident artist in the Rijksakademie (2015-2016). Some of her individual exhibitions include, among others: 13 Shots, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2018); Imprinted Mater, Looeirsgracht 60, Amsterdam (2017); and A Series of Gestures, Kunsthall Trondheim (2017). She has participated in group exhibitions such as Unlimited, De Apple, Amsterdam (2018); Idiorritmias y Muestreo #1, MACBA, Barcelona (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennial (2016), Dorothea von Stetten Art Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2016); Horse Pistes, L’art de la Revolte, Pompidou Centre Paris and Pompidou Centre Málaga (2016) and New Habits, Casco, Utrecht (2014).

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