Sofía Salazar Rosales, We are contextual and sentimental & Meeting space(s), 2021; Depilatory wax, paraffin wax, oakum, plaster, digital print and cardboard; 56 × 104 × 89 cm
The series comprise representations of “costales,” or sacks of goods such as flour, rice and sugar.
These bags hold strongly political connotations because of their iconography, slogans and brands, connected to themes of colonialism and neocolonialism, identity, the histories of their products, as well as economic and social issues. To accentuate these works, Salazar Rosales has removed, modified, or added certain words and/or images to either make them more explicit or to grant affection to the coldness of their bodies, congealed by wax.
Photos by Andrea Rossetti