Claudia Brittenham, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, leads a gallery talk that focuses on the use of ancient Mesoamerican codices in the exhibition Mariana Castillo Deball: Petlacoatl.
Mariana Castillo Deball explores representations of cultures through material artifacts. The artist’s research-based practice draws on a range of fields that include anthropology, archeology, and ethnography. In considering how cultural objects are staged, mediated, and valorized in the present, the artist creates a thoughtful dialogue between our contemporary moment and ancient history.
Read more about the exhibition, ‘Mariana Castillo Deball: Petlacoatl’, by following the link below:
[Image: Mariana Castillo Deball, Petlacoatl II, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist.]