Memory of Fire exhibition is the first event of Artist Open Studios Day project. It was opened for 2 weeks at Plaistow library to become the connecting platform of local Plaistow artists’ representation. 28th of October 2017 many houses and studios became galleries open for the public.
Floating Artland artists Indra Gavenaite, Marcelo Rodriguez, Fabiola Retamozo and Luis Fabrizio Garcia Rios were exhibiting their works at Plaistow Library. Artists originally come from Lithuania and Bolivia. This unexpected cultural mix produced one consistent result to represent diverse Newham borough. Here the most different cultures are living together and daily trying to find the conversation between each other. Together we are building new and unique heritage for Newham and Plaistow.
Memory of Fire – the concept created by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano. There is a fire of ancestors, the first voices that are inside us and it is up to us to bring these roots up. By rising the awareness and through art process we can inspire other people to do the same (set memory of fire on others).
We would also like to thank Plaistow Community Neibourhood Team, who gave us mentorship, Sikuris sin Fronteras and Saduto for an incredible performances for this launch event.