sábado, 6 de julio de 2013

Discover Territorios in Santander (Spain).

Territorios - jigsaw -.

If you have the chance to travel to Santander, Spain, between the 1st and the 15th of July you can discover the Debut Contemporary Artist Susana Lopez Fernandez and her work Territorios. Susana Lopez Fernandez will be involved in a project by Grupo Cortefiel “Nuevos talentos” - the second largest apparel retailer in Spain. For this special event The Grupo assign their 18 shop windows throughout Spain to 18 exciting upcoming artists to convert them in an art Gallery. Other artists involved include Leila Amat Ortega, Maria Turon (Madrid), Lola Marin (Murcia), Ivan Suarez (Sevilla), etc.

Men shop window.
C/ Escalantes nº 3. 39002 - Santander (Cantabria).

For the Santander exhibition, Susana Lopez Fernandez presents “Territorios” - a photographic investigation of different communities coexisting in the same territory - including Brooklyn, USA and Notting Hill, London. The result of her stay and the long walks across both cities. In this project Susana Lopez Fernandez presents her thoughts about coexistence, tolerance, respect, diversity, and continues her 'Chopsticks' idea - a reference to our necessity to adapt to a new culture at the same time we try to preserve our origins. 

Brooklyn and London have been a magnet for immigrants for a long time and from anywhere (China, Poland, Latin America, Middle East or Italy), and where they coexist together. When she was working on this project Susana Lopez Fernandez spent a lot of time walking around both cities. During this time she thought how to put her ideas in order. 

Women window shop. Santander (Spain).

Territorios is a personal reflection, born through her observation on how all these communities match together as the pieces of a jigsaw. This is because the translation from Spanish to English is not literal. When she was thinking in Spanish she was drawn to the word 'Territorios', but when she translated it to English she used Jigsaw, because she liked the sound of this word, and also because it expresses how she imagines communities match together. 

The result of the project is a group of images or photocollage where she painted the Brooklyn ́s Sky_Line. Each image in the series has the same silhouette. In this way the images can be connected to each other to create various pairings. 

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