Artist Feature of Javier Clemente

Adiós ríos, adiós fontes adiós, regatos pequenos; adiós, vista dos meus ollos, non sei cándo nos veremos. Miña terra, miña terra, terra donde m’eu criei, hortiña que quero tanto, figueiriñas que prantei. […] Rosalía de Castro. Fragmento de "Adiós ríos, adiós fontes" (1863) "Ailm: ... surviving despite adverse conditions ...". In Celtic symbols the Ailm is synonymous with strength, endurance and longevity. This visual project is a way to connect and remember the history of my grandparents, and of so many families in which migration and nostalgia are part of their lives. The project is a gift to the memory and history of my maternal grandparents, originally from Ourense. It is also a gift to their land, Galicia. In “Ailm” my intention is to reflect on migration (in this case from Galicia to Brazil; my grandparents migrated in the 1950s). I also touch upon time, nostalgia, roots, the land, and those who are no longer physically with us.

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