The works of Ana Navas (*1984 in Quito, Ecuador) play with notions of zeitgeist. By appropriating profane forms, the artist investigates relations between sculpture and design, art and the everyday.

For her exhibition at the studio space 45cbm, Ana Navas combines new productions with existing works to an installative environment. A cut braid builds the starting point for an aesthetic reflection on the souvenir. Popular forms of personal souvenirs such as names written on grains of rice as well as forms that represent a collective form of memory are questioned as prototypes for social rituals and cultures of remembrance. With subtle humour Ana Navas transforms them into new shapes.