Kunsthal Extra City is honoured to present the first solo exhibition of Sol Calero in Belgium. The cultural season will be opened on Friday 13 September with Sol Calero's new installation 'ISLA'.
Image: Interiores, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel
Throughout Sol Calero’s practice, the artist approaches the aesthetics, craftwork, and architecture of Latin American countries as a multi-faceted subject.
Interiores, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel
Archivos Olvidados, 2019, installation view, Gallery ChertLüdde, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.
On the surface, her work appears as a celebration of un-canonized modes of art-making outside of the Western narrative. At the same time, she observes the very same imagery as a cliché, formed in the eyes of the Western outsider, which homogenises and exoticises a tumultuous actuality into a series of pleasant, bright and understandable icons.
Image courtesy to Sol Calero
Sol Calero will develop a new site specific work for the exhibition at Kunsthal Extra City.
Sol Calero - Isla, 14 September - 8 December, 2019
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