02 Jun The Book of Broken Dreams
For the third time in a row the jury of the International Exhibition of Minitextiles in Como (Italy) has selected the work presented to the contest by Maria Muñoz to take part of the next exhibition, opening October the 7th in the old Church of San Francisco.
This is the 27th edition of a show to which artists from all over the world present their works, and which is growing in prestige. All works must follow one theme, bringing forth a creative challenge for the artists, and at the same time, a unified exhibition for the visitor.
This year’s theme is “Borderline”, that is, what is on the border, what divides and at the same time unites, what is shared in common with others, whatever they are or represent. The concept of frontier brings us to the otherness, but also that of a shared identity, as represented by the city of Como, border between Italy and Switzerland.
For this occasion, interpreting to her style the theme raised for this edition, the artist María Muñoz has created a piece entitled The Book of Broken Dreams
Explanation of the artwork:
This piece is a profound reflection on the tragedy that is happening in the Mediterranean Sea, where so many human beings must leave their homes and embark on a trip to the unknown. We see it daily in the media. There is a border that separates our worlds of comfort from those of other humans who have been forced to navigate the edge of the abyss.
The box of matches and the sea represent the fragility of boats that cannot escape. Navigating on a dustpan share an uncertain destination. The sea, like fire, can make them disappear completely into oblivion.
The book of the history of their lives is the map of their dreams, dreams that many times are broken in the trip.
Paper, cardboard, ceramic figures, silk thread, and tea bags.