Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art

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“The cultures that these artists are looking towards are not pre-Columbian, in the strict sense of the word, in terms that they're not frozen in time. They're not dead cultures, they're still very much alive.”
—Marcela Guerrero, assistant curator

Hear from the exhibition’s artists and curator about selection works from the exhibition.

A woman in a leopard suit scaling a wall

Marcela Guerrero: My name is Marcela Guerrero. I curated this exhibition.

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art is a group exhibition of seven young, emerging Latinx artists who are inspired by notions and concepts of space and architecture coming from indigenous cultures in the Americas.

The cultures that these artists are looking towards are not pre-Columbian, in the strict sense of the word, in terms that they're not frozen in time. They're not dead cultures, they're still very much alive. With this exhibition, I wanted to make a nod to the conversation, especially in the U.S., that we're a very varied, heterogeneous group, which also includes indigenous populations that are still very much alive, and with their own languages, and cultures, and traditions in countries throughout the Americas, but also in the U.S..




Clarissa Tossin, Ch’u Mayaa, 2017, production still. Choreography/Performer: Crystal Sepúlveda; Cinematography: Jeremy Glaholt. Originally commissioned and produced by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the exhibition "Condemned to be Modern" as part of Getty’s "Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA." Courtesy the artist