Friday, 29th of April 2022
We were very excited to present Sofía Salazar Rosales’ (b. Ecuador, 1999) first publication accompanying her solo exhibition “Hay cuerpos cansados por el viaje que buscan enraizarse (There are bodies tired from the journey seeking to root)” at Bungalow Berlin.
In this collection of letters, Ecuadorian-Cuban artist Sofía Salazar Rosales addresses the sculptural objects presented – and left behind – in her solo exhibition at Bungalow, Berlin. Weaving together the works’ formal progressions with the growing affection she feels towards them, Salazar Rosales’ writing becomes an intimate extension of her physical practice. “Sometimes we examine our tissue, to see how the cartography of our scars mutates… There seems to be coexistence in our subcutaneous landscape.” With close consideration of her objects containing great social and historical value, Salazar Rosales creates an oscillating proximity between herself and her work. Overlapping with poetic resonance, the selected journal entries touch on themes of reconciliations that occur within the objects and artist, as well as the audience.
English translation: Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro
Editor: Nina Hanz
Graphic design: Jessica Payne
Sofía Salazar Rosales and Nina Hanz were reading excerpts of “Hay cuerpos cansados por el viaje que buscan enraizarse (There are bodies tired from the journey seeking to root)”