Una Cuerda De Nunca Reventar / Collectors in Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists
Khyber Centre For The Arts, Halifax, NS. January 2020. Curated by Camila Salcedo.
"Una Cuerda de Nunca Reventar/Collectors by Cecilia Salcedo which is an interactive PDF, adapted into a large print and audio work for this exhibition, which reflects on the histories of immigration on her (also my) father’s side of the family. With family members scattered all over the Americas and Europe, she attempts to catalogue and data-collect the individual stories of each family member into a comprehensive family archive. These fragmented and disconnected stories, in physical time and space, come together into one scroll, like a continuous timeline. Our grandfather always referred to family mannerisms as “a string that never breaks” a direct reference in the title and an ode to our intergenerational lineages which continue and connect, as do our stories in this timeline. As a designer, Cecilia uses conceptual design thinking to understand her own identity, humanize immigrant stories and make design accessible to the public through the personal.
This exhibition features work by young Venezuelan artists who have immigrated and are creating work within the context of Canada: Ana Luisa Bernardez Notz, denirée isabel, Sebastián Rodríguez y Vasti, Alejandro Rizzo, Cecilia Salcedo, Camila Salcedo; and Andrea Dudier, who is currently living and making within the context of Argentina."
Text by: Camila Salcedo
Photography by: Veronica Gutierrez