THE FIBER OF TIME: A GROUP EXHIBITION AT MAP
Montenegro Art Projects (MAP) presented the group exhibition La Fibra del Tiempo (The Fiber of Time), with the participation of Adriana Barrio, Yuli Cadavid, Laura Reneé Maier, Aimé García, Melany Valdés, Ana Milena Gómez and Erika Díaz.
The artists intertwine their work in a group exhibition that explores the plot of a thread of feminine lineage; it addresses textile work and weaving as a multifaceted practice that brings together care, motherhood and domestic tradition, but without fear of demonstrating resistance and a voice of its own. The fiber as a medium encloses its own time, of those who dedicate themselves work with it and of the artisanal traditions that endure in the family environment and in the artistic practice.
The exhibition brings together works made by women who, in their life stories and in their work, give account of the idea that time can be the fiber with which we can spin, becoming a thread with which, it is possible to weave, embroider, or sew moments of life.
This exhibition invites us to explore a place of transit, always available and made possible by matter in the form of vegetable or animal fibers. The duality of life, the mundane and the spiritual, is woven into the fiber of time; realities are exposed and brought to the surface in the form of artistic findings.
Femininity, the role of women in the family, and the female body are the themes addressed from the everyday life and personal experiences of the artists. This exhibition reveals the intrinsic relationship between weaving and the corporeality and condition of women, under a perspective that discusses traditional means of representation and reveals a hidden history in the quiet chores that today raise their voices.
Melany Valdés (Havana, Cuba, 2003) and Aimé Gracía (Matanzas, Cuba, 1972) make visible portraits of women using embroidery as an act of resistance. Ana Milena Gómez (Pereira) and Adriana Berrío (Bogota, 1973) give life to their works with textile fibers that interweave with plants and create stories with roots, which harbor life with a time of their own.
Érika Díaz (Bogotá, 1992) translates textiles into ceramics and Yuli Cadavid (Medellín, 1982) uses engraving on everyday objects as part of a universe of household items that work together to keep memory. Laura Maier (Seattle, WA, USA, 1991) speaks out about the silence that runs through generations of women who have been silent or unknown about their own pleasure.
The fiber of time. Group exhibition.
Montenegro Art Projects (MAP). Carrera 13 # 93 - 68, Ofic. 405, Bogotá, Colombia.