Rose Salane combines text, photography, and found artifacts to examine personal histories amid historical events. In El Comercio, The Trade, Salane has overlaid the actions of the RAND Corporation, a 1950s American global-policy think tank; an Esso petrol company logo; and a fabricated newspaper article showing a photograph of her mother, grandmother, and aunt in Peru, all of whom would later immigrate to the United States. In the photograph, Salane's family is pictured on a grass median with an Esso gas station in the background. This picture was taken before the RAND corporation published its memorandum on the 1968 Peruvian military coup d’état, rooted in disputes over oil fields in northern Peru. Shown together, these artifacts—the report detailing the political transition and character of the new military government, the transnational corporate logo, and the reportage of Salane's mother's personal experience of the city of Lima just before the coup—stage...
El Comercio, The Trade
Rose Salane is a visual artist based in New York. She studies significant social and cultural moments—events that alter how we see the world and whose impact transcends generations and demographics. Salane has exhibited at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts; Company Gallery, New York; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; and the Swiss Institute, Rome. She received a bachelor's of fine art from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York in 2014, and a master's degree in urban planning from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York in 2020.
Rose Salane; El Comercio, The Trade. Public Culture 1 January 2021; 33 (1 (93)): 63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-8742172
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