Thank you very much for taking the time this Saturday to visit us here at the ‘Earth to Inhabit’ exhibition, which is a presentation in the form of an open workshop showcasing the ideas that have been shaping throughout these days of residency. The artists presenting today are Amaranta Úrsula Espinoza from Chile, Lot Aloi from Argentina, and Isabel Lozano Reategui from Pucallpa.
The artists have spent the past weeks here at the Blue House in the residency for artists of Centro Selva Arte y Ciencia. This house has been their home and studio during this time. They have experienced various aspects of our Amazon, including walks, discussions, and workshops. Additionally, they have experienced its heat, winds, and cold snaps. They have lived and created here within the limitations and sometimes precariousness that these rural areas present to some.
As in every path we traverse, we are not the same as when we started; we are an intersection between our previous ideas and new experiences. The artists have generously decided to show us today a selection of pieces and processes from this encounter.
We will now move as a group to see the pieces that they have chosen to share with us. Amaranta, Clot, and Isabel will be present by each of their works and will explain the ideas behind them.
Let’s begin here with Isabel Lozano Reategui.”
Diana Riesco Lind, June 17th, 2023
Presidenta de Centro Selva Arte y Ciencia.