Exhibition included 23 works of art and had an accompanying catalog. The visitor becomes a potential victimizer and at the same time, the real victim. Durante la guerra en Guatemala, como parte de la estrategia militar de tierra arrasada, el maíz fue cortado, fue quemado, fue destruido por el Ejército Nacional con la intención de destruir a comunidades indígenas, consideradas bases de la guerrilla. [4] Galindo's first performances were based upon her earlier written works. Regina José Galindo's Tierra is striking in a way that is perhaps uncommon in the artist's oeuvre: the aggression in the performance is not directly aimed at her nude body, but to her surroundings. Regina José Galindo. Guatemalan artist Regina Jose Galindo has spent much of her career bringing international visibility to the very issues that these people deal with at home. Centro de Pesquisa e Formação do Sesc (online), Decolonizing the Human: an Introduction to Sylvia Wynter, Call for Art: Race and Technology “Digital Rights Are Civil Rights”. Photo: Andrei Venghia. Poemas famosos de Regina José Galindo en español. An internationally recognized performance artist, Regina José Galindo was born in Guatemala and lives in Guatemala City. C&AL: How was the experience of making Bitch? This is a very important point for me to make. Judith Waldmann is an art historian, curator and author. To avoid that passive posture, I decided that whenever I work abroad, I make reference to local issues. Many artists of the African Diaspora have chosen to invest back on the continent by founding art projects, residencies and institutions. > REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO (gua) Mazorca 8:29 Díptico + 4 mazorcas 2015. In Venezuela, in particular, there is an obsessive cult of beauty. The exhibition surveyed Galindo's prolific output from the past decade and included newly commissioned performance, sculpture and photography. Regina José Galindo Video work. [16][17] Curated by Erin K. Murphy, Visibilities not only kicks off the nonprofit's 25th anniversary celebration, but also highlights past artists from their International Artist-in-Residency program, such as Galindo who was a resident in Spring 2008. In October 2008, Galindo exhibited alongside renowned artists like Tania Bruguera and Jimmie Durham at MoMA PS1 for NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, an exhibition co-organized by The Menil Collection. (Translated: "Who Can Erase the Traces"), made in 2003, in which she walked from the Congress of Guatemala building to the National Palace, dipping her bare feet at intervals in a white basin full of human blood as a vigorous protest against the presidential candidacy of Guatemala’s former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt. Using simple visual language to haunting effects, Galindo manages to directly access complex thematics while still avoiding the clarity which would give way to the one-dimensional. Regina José Galindo has become a world-renowned artist for her impactful denunciation of gender and racial violence. Regina Jose Galindo. Foto: Bernard Huet. For the duration of this work, Galindo spent one month dressed as a maid. Newspaper covers from the day after the performance (as seen in Guatemala's National Newspaper Archive). “My body not as an individual body but as a social body, a collective body, a global body. Remarkably, for an artist who is known for the political themes of her work, Galindo grew up in a lower middle class household where politics generally, and the Guatemalan civil war more specifically, were not discussed. Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City, Guatemala where she currently lives and works. Regina Jose Galindo. C&AL: Like for example in the performance The Objective (2017) in the documenta 14 where you worked with an assault rifle G36, manufactured by the German weapon factory Heckler und Koch. Regina José Galindo (gua) Regina José Galindo (1974) es una artista visual y poeta, quien utiliza como medio principal el performance. Regina José Galindo’s practice is the embodiment of Akira Kurosawa’s dictum, “To be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes,” and she challenges the viewer to do the same, even as she’s carving the word “perra” (“bitch”) into the flesh of her thigh. In 2011 the jury of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (Dave Beech, Christian Höller, Urška Jurman, and Ulay /Frank Uwe Laysiepen/) awarded her with the Grand Prize for the works: Confesión (Confession), 2007 which was produced in Spain and inspired by the extraordinary rendition flights uncovered by a team of local reportes in Palma de Mallorca, and the Prince Claus Awards.[22]. Between 2006 and 2010, thousands of weapons were exported to Mexico, a country currently submerged in a serious war on drugs and where 200.000 people have already lost their lives as a result. Since the late nineties, the work of Regina José Galindo has been characterized for denouncing different forms of oppression and violence in contemporary society. Today, she is one of the most provocative and renowned artists in Latin America. Brazilian artist, Froiid gets carried away by the wiles of the game, which he takes as a starting point to create his oeuvre. Her naked body becomes an intensely politicized surface for projection, encouraging an approach not only to concrete events but also to evident existential and universal circumstances marked by injustice and oppression. Photography Belia de Vico Video Aníbal López (Colectiva Cinismo, Espacio Contexto, Guatemala. Self-flagellation with a knife, carving the word "perra" into her skin, protesting violence to women in Guatemala during 2005. Regina José Galindo, Punto Ciego, comisionado y producido para la XVII Bienal de Arte Paiz, 2010. http://www.reginajosegalindo.com/ http://sueltasuelta.es Performance with four assault rifles G36. We need to activate the spectators, make them feel involved and confront them with something familiar, something they tend to normally ignore or silence. A conversation with Marta Moreno Vega, one of its founders. Villena Fiengo, Sergio, "Intervenciones intempestivas en Centro América. [15], In January of 2020, Galindo was part of Artpace’s exhibit titled Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace. Regina José Galindo (born August 27, 1974)[1][2] is a Guatemalan performance artist who specializes in body art. Photo credit Belia de Vico. Emplea su cuerpo como materia para la creación de complejas narrativas, explorando los límites de su propia "fisicidad" e incluso asumiendo riesgos con el fin de evidenciar y denunciar prácticas de sometimiento en las sociedades actuales. Regina José Galindo Video work. Regina José Galindo, The Objective, 2017. Artist listing at Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Video documentation of Regina José Galindo's, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Regina_José_Galindo&oldid=997552202, Articles with Spanish-language sources (es), Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Picket Family Video Gallery, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan, Italy. 46 Related Articles [filter] Aníbal López. Regina José Galindo (Guatemala, 1974) es una poeta y artista que adopta la performance como vía de expresión. Regina José Galindo. Regina José Galindo’s artistic practice situates her own body in a public dimension in a way that can be identified by anybody who has witnessed the violence and … A videotape of this performance was presented as an installation at the Venice Biennial of 2009. 46 Related Articles [filter] Aníbal López. Díaz, Tamara, and Virginia Pérez-Ratton. Regina Jose Galindo: The Body of Others was the first major UK presentation of the work of Guatemalan artist, Regina José Galindo, and the first monographic survey of her work. Open your eyes and see – with the strength that comes from reflecting yourself in the other – this to me is empathy, this is the origin of change, and it also means to connect instead of divide or separate. As a system of oppression, colonialism never ceased, but re-branded – as an exhibition in San Francisco shows. I want to find an image which recounts this everyday conduct as well as the fears it provokes. Regina José Galindo I suppose that like everything I do this was done for me. Regina José Galindo (1974) is a Guatemalan performance artist that has been creating her visual narrative through the medium of the body since 1999. Through the process of physical interrogation, the artist effaces individuality, thus representing a collective body—oneRead more In my private life, I, Regina José Galindo, don’t go to such physical extremes as I do for example in the performance Confession. Video performance. A conversation with Elvira Espejo, Bolivian artist and researcher, about textile art, the Bauhaus and the biased perspective of museums. Video from live performance by the artist at Zona Maco-México Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, in March 2017. Autophobia addressed exactly this fear, which also plays a prominent role in Bitch. Because obviously, the objective of the weapon industry is to make money. Under cold temperatures, one person at a time was invited to hold a mirror under her nose. Iheanyi Onwuegbucha talks to C&’s Obidike Okafor about the importance of mobility in daily life and art. Why is Germany exporting these arms to Latin America? A digger is digging a hole around her exposed body. Regina José Galindo’s artistic practice situates her own body in a public dimension in a way that can be identified by anybody who has witnessed the violence and sadism of certain political events and personal disgrace. These are questions that need to be asked, both with regards to the arms industry as well as to the politicians responsible for the arms trade treaties. Regina José Galindo (1974, Guatemala City) is a radical and compelling performance artist who confronts violence, oppression and injustice. Perhaps few contemporary genres more potently raise the “Is it art?” question than the kind of politically motivated endurance art practiced by Regina José Galindo of Guatemala. El Gran Retorno. Regina José Galindo (born August 27, 1974) is a Guatemalan performance artist who specializes in body art.wikipedia. Regina José Galindo, 2008 Prometeo Gallery di Ida Pisani, Milan ROLLO Contemporary Art, London Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York and Caracas, 2010 The Museum … “I’m Not Concerned With Defending a Conclusion”. The thing is that Germany is one of the leading arms traders in the world, it manufactures weapons which are not used inside the country. Missing Forever. More than 200.000 people died and thousands had to leave the country because of this violent conflict, fought between leftist guerrilla organizations and the government. For this performance I studied the movement of the weapons and the illegal arms trafficking closely. One recurring theme in her artistic career has been the migratory mobilizations and displacement of Central Americans as a result of the civil wars that took place in Guatemala and other countries of the region in the 1970s. Performance. Metrópolis online, completo y gratis en RTVE.es A la Carta. Website bySHIFT. El anti-ceremonial público en la obra de Regina Galindo", Revista de Estudios Globales & Arte Contemporáneo, Vol. Regina José Galindo, El peso de la sangre, 2004, Plaza Central, Città del Guatemala, lambda print on forex, 75×100 cm. Regina José Galindo nasce nel 1974 a Città del Guatemala, dove vive e lavora. [19] This work, nevertheless, got a particularly hostile reception during its first showing in Guatemala, in 2004. “Art is art and politics is politics”, says the Guatemalan artist. And also in 2017 she organized the performance Make America Great Again in Los Angeles. In an interview with curator Diane Lima, artist Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro talks about her first solo exhibition. The year 2020 has ushered in new space for black Brazilian art – whether in galleries, retrospectives or academic debates. An internationally acclaimed visual artist specializing in performance art, Galindo is known for pushing her body to the limit to create powerful public works that challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe. A Musical Portal to Africa in the Caribbean. La Sombra (The Shadow) is a video-performance that was commissioned for Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany, one of the world’s leading exhibitions of contemporary art. She was born in Guatemala City.[2]. A surgical operation in which they reconstruct my hymen to make me a virgin again. In her first performance work, a stark naked Galindo continuously submerged herself in a tub of water for as long as she can hold her breath. [3] Her work as a poet developed through attending workshops and groups which met in friends' houses, at which time she wrote the pieces that became part of her book Personal and Intransmisible. Since the late nineties, the work of Regina José Galindo has been characterized for denouncing different forms of oppression and violence in contemporary society. Galindo is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors, including a Golden Lion for best artist under 35 from the 51st Venice Biennale, and the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands. Tierra begins with the artist standing naked in a verdant field, the tranquility of which is shattered by an earth-moving machine. Courtesy of the artist. Regina José Galindo's Tierra is striking in a way that is perhaps uncommon in the artist's oeuvre: the aggression in the performance is not directly aimed at her nude body, but to her surroundings. Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani “Vicino altrove” (Nearby Elsewhere), a two-person show of work by Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi, established a convincing duet despite the age difference between the two artists—Galindo was born in 1974, Lulashi in 1988—and their far-flung origins in Guatemala and Albania, respectively. I suoi lavori esplorano in maniera universale le implicazioni etiche dell’ingiustizia sociale, delle discriminazione di sesso e razza e degli altri abusi causati dalle relazioni inique dominate dal potere nella società di … Her performances are often brutal physical actions that reimagine environments that portray the social, political, and economic instability of many countries in Central America. It was performed in a higher middle class shopping mall. La mejor poesía clásica en formato de texto. And yet, more often than not, the aesthetic impact in her performances is a blow of political defiance. Regina José Galindo, Punto Ciego, comisionado y producido para la XVII Bienal de Arte Paiz, 2010. http://www.reginajosegalindo.com/ http://sueltasuelta.es [5], Another of her notable works was titled Perra (2005), in which she carved the Spanish word perra, or bitch, on her legs, in protest against violence against women.[6]. “My body not as an individual body but as a social body, a collective body, a global body. Regina José Galindo (1974) Born and live in Guatemala City. In Conversation with Eliana Muchachasoy Chindoy. At the past documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany (2017), Galindo presented three pieces. I suoi lavori esplorano in maniera universale le implicazioni etiche dell’ingiustizia sociale, delle discriminazione di sesso e razza e degli altri abusi causati dalle relazioni inique dominate dal potere nella società di oggi. No. Luciara Ribeiro talks about the importance of analyzing archives and their gaps to think about revisions that question colonization. Once the cavity filled, they let the shovel of the machine fall over the corpses.” This statement was made by a witness who gave testimony in the historical trial against the dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, accused of committing genocide against the lxil, a Guatemalan indigenous tribe. credit: Regina José Galindo La pecora nera, photo by Claudio Bettio. Then, they parked trucks, laden with people, close to the pine tree, and one by one, they went passing by. Here, there might be a point of self-reference, because I remember thinking: “I inflicted this pain onto myself, now you can’t hurt me”. C& América Latina: In your performances you often come close to the limits of what the human body can endure. Galindo walked through the streets carrying a bowl of human blood, repeatedly stepping in the bowl to create bloody footprints, commemorating the victims of the genocide during the Civil War. El Nuevo Museo, Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Who can erase the traces?, 2003), Himenoplastia (2004), Mientras, ellos siguen libres (While they are still free, 2007) and Caparazon (Shell, 2010) were presented alongside newer works that had not been exhibited before in Italy. After The Storm, Art Thrives on a Damaged but Spirited Island. Bandjoun Art Station: The Importance of a Peripheral Institution in Cameroon. In this performance piece, the artist hits herself 279 times while in a box, commemorating the 279 Guatemalan women who died at the hands of sexist violence within the first half of 2005. Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani “Vicino altrove” (Nearby Elsewhere), a two-person show of work by Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi, established a convincing duet despite the age difference between the two artists—Galindo was born in 1974, Lulashi in 1988—and their far-flung origins in Guatemala and Albania, respectively. Van Every / Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, USA. “First, they ordered the person operating the machine, officer García, to dig a hole. 100% (1/1) Aníbal López (also known as A-1 53167) has been a lifelong mentor for Galindo, and is … La Sombra (The Shadow) is a video-performance that was commissioned for Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany, one of the world’s leading exhibitions of contemporary art. Regina José Galindo, Bitch, 2005. In 2012, José Efraín Ríos Montt, the former President of Guatemala, was prosecuted on charges of genocide, terrorism, and torture; Regina José Galindo’s video is a haunting reinterpretation of the atrocities recounted during his trial. Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustices especially those related to racial and gender discrimination. To be or to reflect through me the experience of the other; because we are all ourselves and at the same time we are others. Photo: Kika Karadi. The room is so small that all the spectators will also be covered in blood, including those who haven’t pulled at the rope. Regina José Galindo’s performances and poetry address social injustice, gender discrimination, and racism, focusing mainly on the governmental atrocities of the Guatemalan dictatorship. At the past documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany (2017), Galindo presented three pieces. Regina José Galindo (Ciudad de Guatemala, 1974) es una artista guatemalteca especializada en performance, siendo una de los mayores exponentes latinoamericanas de la disciplina en la actualidad.Además es autora especializada en poesía.Su obra se caracteriza por su explícito contenido político y crítico, empleando su propio cuerpo como herramienta de confrontación y … Artist Lisa C Soto goes to the country of her ancestors, Puerto Rico, to explore and witness the island's contemporary art scene. Cazali, Rosina, and Fernando Castro Florez. Photography Belia de Vico Video Aníbal López (Colectiva Cinismo, Espacio Contexto, Guatemala. We take a look into the implications and opportunities of the new expression, that has also been discovered by the art world. According to Clare Carolin, the show was the first major UK presentation of Galindo's work as well as the first monographic survey of her work. The first Black Curators Forum took place in Toronto, Canada, to discuss how black curators work with an ethos of extra care. With each blow of the machine, the woman’s death floats in the air, more threatening each time. Foto: Michael Nast. Notwithstanding, in Italy, as in many other places in the world, there is a vast number of violent acts being committed against women. In Peru, young artists are exploring their roots – while trying to change the way the Latin American country regards itself. 2019. In one regard, the work underscores Germany’s complicity in the arms … Metrópolis - Regina Jose Galindo. Sola Olulode is part of a new generation of young painters using internet languages to create multilayered aesthetics and narratives. And yet, more often than not, the aesthetic impact in her work is a blow of political defiance. There, I subject my body to a method of torture called “waterboarding”, but I am not a victim. “The Afro Project emerges in a context of historical violence”. “Art is art and politics is politics", says the Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo. In Regina José Galindo’s Rescue (2017), the action is heard before it is seen. During the performance, I had the impression I was making the audience feel compassion but not empathy. potencia mundial With C& author Wana Udobang, Rahima Gambo speaks about education, her relationship with nature, and Boko Haram. Bitch was an important experience which strongly influenced and altered my artistic work. [14], Between March 25 and June 8, 2014, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC) exhibited a selection of Galindo's work in Estoy Viva. Regina José Galindo (1974) Born and live in Guatemala City. The weapons are used in the Third World with a violence which is hard to control, not just in Guatemala but in other Latin American countries as well. Galindo vive y trabaja en Guatemala, utilizando su propio contexto como punto de inicio para explorar y denunciar las implicaciones éticas de la violencia social y las injusticias relacionadas a la discriminación racial y de género, así como los abusos …