(Re)presenting Guatemala

Tuesday, Jan 17 – Feb 27, 2017 9 – 10 pm

Northern Illinois University
Altgeld Hall, 1st Floor, West End
595 College Ave.
DeKalb, IL 60115

January 17 - February 24, 2017

(Re)presenting Guatemala: A series of exhibits and programs on campus in conjunction with the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology exploring Guatemala.

Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness
Documentation of performance works blurring the line between art and activism.
Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness is organized by the Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bacca Foundation Visiting Lecture and Artist Fund, the North Carolina Arts Council, Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, Davidson College’s Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Latin American Studies at Davidson College, and Multicultural Affairs. The exhibition is curated by Lia Newman, Director/Curator at the Van Every/Smith Galleries.

Visiones e Historias: Mayan Paintings from Guatemala 
Featuring the work of Paula Nicho Cúmez and Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay.

Huipiles: Maya Identity and Identifier
This exhibition explores the rich and unique weaving and embroidery practices of the Guatemalan Maya through traditional women’s blouses. Woven by women on back strap looms, the garments represent family and village identity throughout the central highlands region and embody a weaving tradition passed from mother to daughter.

On Thursday, February 23 from 5-7:30pm there will be a Public Closing Reception with performance by Delia Victoria Cúmez Nicho of a Maya oral history shared with her by her grandmother that demonstrates the transmission of culture.