I Lost the Keys to Apartment 302 is an exhibition by RAZA (which is comprised of artists Laura and Valentina Caraballo). It is presented by the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) n partnership with Untitled Art Society.
It feels like a dream
Mom! Have you seen the keys?
I wonder when I lost them
I wonder if someone took them
Or if I sold them
I wonder if the walls still have the marks
of my teeth sinking in them
I call them to come take me home
The line does not ring
The phone, the recipient, the need
This is all I could keep
Perdi las Llaves del Apartmento 302
Se siente como un sueño
Mamá! Has visto las llaves?
Me pregunto cuando las perdí
Me pregunto si me las quitaron
O si las vendi
Me pregunto si las paredes
todavía tienen las marcas
de mis dientes hundiéndose en ellas
Los llamo para que me lleven a casa
La linea no suena
El telephono, el receptor, la necesidad
Nada ya existe
Esto es todo lo que queda
RAZA is a newborn multi-medium art collective formed by South American artists Valentina and Laura Caraballo, seeking to further their understandings of the self and world through art.
Valentina Caraballo is a visual arts student interested in exploring the self and psyche as connectors of the general experience and as a means of understanding herself and others.
Laura Caraballo is an artist inspired by her Political Science background who seeks to externalize her ongoing discontent with the establishment through 2D imagery representing social issues.
The artists bring their different approaches and artistic skills together by agreeing on concepts with shared significance and utilizing the intersections of their creative expressions as guides.
RAZA was born from a sense of otherness, informed by the artists’ immigrant experience, and the relief art provided and continues to provide. The collective seeks to become a space where otherness is necessary and invited while exploring and learning new forms of creating, understanding, and unlearning.
I Lost the Keys to Apartment 302 was possible with the kind and continuous support of the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) and The Bows.