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LOS VESTIGIOS DE LA TURISTA by SOL CALERO at 1646 [from 20220603 to 20220710]
How do we (re)write the history of places that have ceased to exist?
A long and unknown time ago, a canteen called “La Turista'' served sunny-side ups on glossy glazed plates with walls covered in colorful mosaic tiles. Once peacefully residing on the Nordic west coast in a place called Bergen, now, we find its stolen remains in TheHague, during an excavation in Sol Calero’s solo exhibition at 1646.
Until July 10th, you will find Los vestigios de La Turista in The Hague’s art space 1646, a solo exhibition by artist Sol Calero, showing a new installation that transforms the space of 1646 into an archeological site. Digging grounds, we explore the transformative nature of cultural signs and stories through phenomena like exoticisation, commodification, and the gaze, while the once-upon-a-time canteen slowly resurrects by the mountains and the fjords.
The transformative nature of culture
Through painting, drawing, and working with found objects and fabrics, Calero researches how cultural stories and histories of places and people are changeable over time and space. From Salsa dancing lessons to hairdressing salons, cybercafés and archeological excavations: the artist’s immersive installations enable us to delve in with her. Wandering around Calero’s exhibition at 1646 and finding the stolen remains of La Turista, we get the chance to reflect: how do we (re)write the history of places that have ceased to exist? And what is the importance of the way we retell these stories?
>>> Sol Calero in conversation with Johan Gustavsson & Clara Pallí Monguilod
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