Fri 14 September
Paula Salas ‘Brought by the Rivers’
We cordially invite you to join us on Friday September 14th from 18:00 for the final presentation of Paula Salas’ research project ‘Brought by the Rivers’.
Upominki is proud to present the results of a one-month research residency by Chilean artist Paula Salas (1982). From 18.08 until 14.09 Salas was living and working in the Upominki space where – in a close collaboration with the gallery neighbours – she developed a mural project. Between buildings and squares, Paula Salas looked for signs that embody the persistence and fluidity of the identities at work in this particular urban context. Through “Brought by the Rivers” she intended to construct a non-stereotypical portrait of the community gathered around the blocks of Kapelstraat on Coolhaveneiland in Rotterdam.
During Salas’ research, the corner space of Upominki transformed into an artist notebook and became a place for conversation and exchange which now exists as an intriguing peer inside the life happening in the neighbourhood. To give a shape for the collaborator’s experiences and opinions, on one of the gallery walls inside, Salas painted a conceptual map of the neighbourhood. Next to this, she explored own creative-process and put that on the other wall, which she called ‘the thinking wall’. While presented at Upominki Salas’ wall paintings aim to deliver a complex portrait that does not speak about particular individuals, but rather about interaction and mutual transformation of subjectivities, thus the one of the artist herself, and the broader community.
Don’t forget: Upominki and Mrs. Esther from M’n Schoonmoeder across the street wish to welcome you from 22:00 on for our informal after party!
Paula Salas’ presentation will also be open through the weekend during 24UUR CULTUUR // SEPTEMBER 15, SATURDAY 19:00-22:00 | SEPTEMBER 16, SUNDAY 11:00-17:00