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Roberto Murillo Arias ja Kenneth Jimenez

Things I Want You to Remember & Verolís, photography from Costa Rica

August 18, 2023
September 9, 2023

Roberto Murillo Arias ja Kenneth Jimenez have photographed everyday life in their home country of Costa Rica and will present a two-part exhibition in Laterna Magica's Tile and Cellar Galleries. The exhibitions consist of  photographs and video works. The opening of the exhibition will be celebrated on the Night of the Arts on August 17. from 5 to 7 p.m. Warm welcome!

Things I Want You to Remember" by Roberto Murillo Arias is a project that portrays a stage in the artist's life of self rediscovery, through the love of two children and their mother."Verolís" is an ongoing project by Kenneth Jiménez that compiles photographs taken on a farm in his hometown of Alajuela, Costa Rica. These images explore rural life and are connected to memories from his own childhood playing in this same farm and seeing "Quique" working the land on a daily basis.

Kenneth Jimenez (b.1991): "I was born and raised in La Garita, Alajuela, a small town in Costa Rica. It’s a rural area surrounded by mountains, farms, and sugar cane fields an hour away from the capital. I have vivid memories as a kid of running with my cousins and playing in the open fields. We would spend the days picking up mangos, playing hide and seek and climbing trees. The sounds of the mountains at night, the smoke and fire coming out of the sugar cane fields during harvesting season, the smell of coffee in my grandma’s house, and the memories of the light that would hit our backyard at the end of the day still remain very fresh in my mind. When I get a chance to take photos in my hometown, I find myself revisiting a place that feels incredibly familiar but new at the same time. The people, the landscape, and my connection feel transient,  and the place I remember and long for now only exists in my mind. Photographing these moments has become a way for me to deal with these feelings. The work I'll be presenting at Laterna Magica focuses specifically on images that were taken in this rural region of Costa Rica. They center around the land and the connection the people that live here have to it. Most of my subjects are people I've known since I was a kid, and in many cases they're actually a part of my family. Needless to say this work feels like the most intimate project I've done."

Roberto Murillo Arias (b.1991):"I was born in San José, Costa Rica. I work with cinematography and photography. With this exhibition I am working with the theme "Things I want you to remember. "The project gathers memories and moments shared. The exhibition will consist of photographs and video works.

“Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Supported by Finnfoto and gallery Laterna Magica.