Culture, art, and awareness come together in the collective exhibition “External Memory,” which will be presented at HYPER HOUSE, Madrid, with the arrival of “October 17, 2023, Sweet Resilience.” An impactful installation created by Food of War (comprising artists Omar Castañeda, Hernan Barros, and Andreina Fuentes Angarita) and Chérine Yazbeck, which is part of the exhibition curated by Ana Drucker, as part of the MMMAD Festival program. It will be open to the public from May 9 to 31, with free admission.

“October 17, 2023, Sweet Resilience” is not only a mixed-media artwork but also a touching testimony to the strength and resilience of the Palestinian people. Conceived as a tribute to carefree and conflict-free childhood, the installation invites visitors to immerse themselves in a world where sweetness is synonymous with resilience. Every element of this piece has been carefully designed to convey a powerful message about the importance of preserving innocence amidst adversity.

The installation is sponsored by the Arts Connection Foundation, and its director, Andreina Fuentes Angarita, also a member of Food of War, emphasizes the relevance of “October 17, 2023, Sweet Resilience” in the current artistic landscape: “This installation is not only visually stunning artwork but also a call to action to reflect on the realities faced by children in conflict zones. It’s a touching reminder that even in the darkest moments, hope and resilience can flourish.”

Visitors to HYPER HOUSE, an independent space located in the Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this sensory experience and join the conversation about art as an agent of social change. The exhibition “External Memory” also features works by Rayane Jemaa, Sara Sadik, Tabita Rezaire, Vica Pacheco, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.

Food of War is an art collective that uses gastronomy as a tool to explore and address social and political issues. Since its foundation, the collective has been committed to creating artworks that challenge conventional perceptions and foster dialogue on critical issues in contemporary society.

MMMAD Festival is an annual celebration of culture and creativity held in Madrid. It is a festival that brings together artists, curators, and international researchers specializing in various facets of the digital universe in free encounters.