Chiquita Room, Barcelona

Laura Zuccaro, Xana Sousa

Spirito portatile

 

A space of one’s own is unfurling and brings a number of revelations that make us aware of the weight we carry and the weight we can let go of, in order to keep on moving, aligned to our essence, no matter where. Memory builds a nest like a house. There is an instinct to build on the past and we are the ones who give the past an idea of stability that it hardly ever had. However, a house is built as if by instinct, like some birds digging a safe place for their young in the ground. It can also be built out of opposition, to react to the past, but we shouldn’t worry about that. This is really about building as the art of believing in the future.

 

We can build on a whim, what a beautiful thing! Without worrying about posterity. Everything lasts only as long as it’s supposed to and that is a future too, even if it seems like an accident about to happen. But in the end everything falls apart. Even a nest falls apart, whether by accident or aggression, but also because it’s no longer useful, because its benefits have been exhausted. Like birds forced to move from one territory to another, winds naturally displace those who came before us. Laura Zuccaro (Buenos Aires, 1977) and Xana Sousa (Lisboa, 1986) have a lucid talent when it comes to crafting cosmogonies and emotional systems in order to create portable structures that bring us from past to present to future in a safe way.

 

They both work around th exploration of the primordial space and its transmission, whether on the material or spiritual plane. Personal objects, provisions, learning and experiences drawin them to exercise the folding and unfolding of memories, presence and sense of wonder, with the ultimate goal of equipping themselves with a chamber that is intimate, vital, and always available.

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Xana Sousa

Na cama que farás (2021)
Graphite and coloured pencils on straw mattress fabric
196 x 110 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

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Xana Sousa

Antes só (2021)
Graphite and coloured pencils on straw mattress fabric
180 x 80 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

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Xana Sousa

Sufoco (2021)
Graphite and coloured pencils on straw mattress fabric
80 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

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Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile I (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
80 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request

Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile II (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
80 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request

Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile III (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
80 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request

Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile IV (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
80 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request

Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile V (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
70 x 55 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request

Laura Zuccaro

Spirito portatile VI (2016-2023)
Watercolor on cotton paper
70 x 55 cm
Courtesy the artist and Chiquita Room

Price on request