Camila Salame, artist in residency at the Cité internationale des arts participes in the online group exhibition Past Continuos, presented at SUMAC SPACE. The artist presents part of the project Parle, Mnemosyne that she will continue to develop at the Cité internationale des arts.
Memory is at the heart of the way in which most people think about personal identity. (Cultural) identity is not something given, something absolute or tangible, but rather a fluid, continuous and infinite process.
Like its grammatical form, Past Continuous describes actions or events that started in the past and still continue even now; the artworks are simultaneously informed by the past and inherently conjoined with the present. Each of the artworks on display in this exhibition employs and deconstruct different aspects of memory and identity and the history associated with them, “from a nostalgic psychological return to the past” to “a self-identity and embodiment of cultural memory”.
As part of this online exhibition, Camila Salame has been invited to the conversation "On Ongoing" with Amanda Abi Khalil and Christine Kettaneh for February 24th at 7pm. The artist will talk about her project Speak, Mnemosyne that she will continue to develop during her residency at the Cité internationale des arts.
Camila Salame (Colombia, Lebanon, France) is recipient of the Cité internationale des arts CAPSULE program.