Soft Cover, English, 2018
Looiersgracht 60 is delighted to present Imprinted Mater, the first major institutional exhibition of work by Dutch-Argentine artist Aimée Zito Lema. Zito Lema has created site-specific installations and video works that explore the transferal of memory and the ways in which history is recorded and remembered.
She plays with the possibilities and choices involved in the documentation of an event and how this can be manipulated or interpreted. The artist uses her own memory as a personal archive, alongside images associated with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who lost their children during the dictatorship in Argentina between 1976 and 1983. Combining personal experiences with pressing socio-political issues, Zito Lema creates poignant and immediate artwork that grapples with questions about the political and human functions of art.