Title: On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets, 1938-1954
Artist: Rosa Maria Unda Souki
Period: December 8, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Atelier Hermès is pleased to present Rosa Maria Unda Souki’s solo exhibition On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets, 1938-1954.
At the exhibition of Atelier Hermes, 35 recently completed paintings and a newly produced documentary video will be shown.
Rosa Maria Unda Souki’s work, which is based on the memory and dailiness of the intimate place of the “house” where someone lives or lived, builds up a poetic space in the flow of time, overlapping Frida Kahlo’s life with the life of Frida Kahlo’s house. Based on the iconographical and historical research of the Blue House, Rosa Maria Unda Souki carefully traces every corner of the Blue House where Frida Kahlo lived, as if to draw the portrait of Frida Kahlo, and recalls the memories and stories of the space and the place on her canvas. These intricate works, merged with facts and somewhat fantasies, are the result of Rosa Maria Unda Souki’s memory practice to retain the time passed (the past) in the eternal/present time of “painting.”
The year 2017 is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Frida Kahlo. It is a significant project that a young South American woman artist revisits the life and art of Frida Kahlo, a representative woman artist in South America (Mexico), through her space of life and art. It gives a meaningful occasion to think over again Frida Kahlo, who only stayed in myth, as well as to reconsider a woman’s life revisited from a woman’s perspective.
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