'Participation for the Solange Project'
'AS LONG AS THERE IS LACK OF SAFE SPACES, I WILL BE A FEMINIST.'
About the Exhibit
DEAR TEREZA…by Saviya Lopes
Welcome to a house of mothers and daughters, built of care, respect and patient work. It is a house like no other, inhabited only by women and their stories, it is the perfect safe space. It doesn’t present the ambiguity of other houses: it is always kingdom, never prison, always palace of tenderness, never of violence. Here, artist Saviya Lopès speaks to and from the women of her family, her grand-mother, her mother and through them all the others, in an intergenerational dialogue that holds questions of womanhood, tradition and feminism.
Many conversations have built this place, many words and gestures have been woven into these relationships that Lopès scours, looking for signs of quotidian resistance. They are kept in a cloth book stitched over 5 years in discussion with her Aaya - her grandmother - the starting point of all this body of work.