Alicia through the roots, Women's Museum Of Costa Rica - Aixa Portero - Artista Contemporánea Española
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Aixa Portero
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Alicia through the roots, Women’s Museum Of Costa Rica

Alice through the roots winks at Alice in Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.” Alice will be our alter ego and a key stone in Aixa’s artistic body of work due to its meaning (the deep, the rooted, our fears, frustrations, concerns) to which she gives a twist by turning it into a branch (inner freedom, the ability of the human being through resilience to bring to light what’s hidden inside). This will be the point of union between two worlds that are presented as forests.


Alicia through the roots is undoubtedly a work where the meaning of poetic from Paul Valéry’s “poetic is the language that oscillates between sound and meaning” is more relevant than ever. Thus, poetic is that first forest through which we wander. And poetic is the journey we make guided by a blinding white light. A journey through the roots that separates two worlds: the unconnected one that we leave behind on the surface before falling through the roots and the deep one that is a refuge of communication, poetry and a culture of peace.


Curator, Victoria Arribas Roldán