ART, RESEARCH, THEORY
FIELD TRIP #19, YASMIM SALIM FLORES / BRAZIL
’Creative Process and Motherhood as Work in Progress’
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: De Studio (map)
3036 MC, Rotterdam
Yasmim Flores (São Paulo, Brazil, 1985) is a visual artist, performer, art educator and a mother. She lives and works between Rotterdam, the Netherlands and São Paulo, Brazil. Yasmim’s research focuses on the integration of different disciplines such as drawing, painting, dance, music and installations. Because she grew up in the backstage area of theatres, surrounded by musicians, Yasmim was exposed to the rituals of performance from an early age.] Her work is rooted in the practice of drawing as a gesture that involves the entire body in an intuitive process, using improvisation and a connection to the present moment through breathing and specific postures. The resulting work is often as much the trace of an ephemeral process as a profound exploration of corporal and organic forms that reference the female body. Yasmim regularly collaborates with other artists and is part of the performance duo YaGe with musician and composer Angelo Ursini. She graduated in Visual Arts at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP, São Paulo, 2008), and also completed a specialization at École Nationale de Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris in 2009. As a visual artist and performer, Yasmim participated in a number of collective exhibitions in the Netherlands, France and Brazil. Her workshops have been presented at cultural centres and museums in São Paulo such as MAM Museum of Modern Art-SP, Itaú Cultural and SESCs; and in Rio de Janeiro at the visual arts school Parque Lage.
On Monday, the 17th of June, in collaboration with m/other voices Yasmim Flores will open up her artistic practice and present her current questions:“How we can be creative with the child-care demands? How we can incorporate the child in the space of work? How to put into the artwork the changes that your body, mind and soul experienced in labor and birth?”
Please reserve via firstname.lastname@example.org as places are limited.