Art Works for Change celebrates eight Latino artists whose works provoke dialogue and inspire change
In "Luz y Solidaridad," Plum creates a captivating performance inspired by pre-Columbian rituals. The work brings light to young women who were tortured and murdered in Ciudad Juarez and solidarity to the grieving mothers they left behind.
Guerra de la Paz work with worn clothes, which unlike traditional media, carry traces of the past, as well as social and environmental messages. In works such as "Tribute," they create colorful monuments from discarded garments, breathing new life into the sculpted layers of human artifacts.
In "Manto," Guerra de la Paz use discarded white garments to create an embodiment of spiritual purity and light. The performance portrays an ethereal deity whose white mantle protects, nurtures, and regenerates life.
"Nefelibata - Cloud Walker," is a multi-media installation that provides an immersive, extrasensory experience through sight and sound. The work is a metaphorical interpretation of the new types of clouds that have emerged in the age of technology – clouds of data, which absorb and emit information.
Part of Galindo's Border Cantos project, "Cosas de Niños" is a musical performance that employs a handcrafted string instrument (made from a popular Mexican fruit juice can) and tiny objects left behind by children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Galindo's "Blood Bolero" celebrates the untold stories of forgotten lovers from the inner city neighborhoods of Mexico City. The piece is inspired by Maya Goded's photo-documentation of long-term relationships between prostitutes and their clients.
According to Chagoya, these works "could actually be self-portraits of my DNA as well." His recent DNA test revealed mixed ancestry: 38% Native American of Central Mexico, 18% Southern European, 0.5-5% North African, Middle Eastern, Ashkenazi, Southern Asian and Eastern Asian, with the rest unknown.
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