ELVIRA ESPEJO AYCA: WEAVING LIFE. THE TEXTILE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEO NACIONAL DE ETNOGRAFÍA Y FOLKLORE, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, ACCORDING TO ITS CHAIN OF PRODUCTION
Museo Jumex organizes a series of lectures and presentations that address issues relevant to the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment.
Espejo Ayca will address a new museographic proposal, taking as a departure point the technology and weaving techniques conceived within the communication and interaction among the members of the community, which varies in relation to the particular environment they live in. The pieces are organized according to the different stages in the chain of production: from the gathering of raw material and natural dyes, to the weaving, the tools and the techniques.
Elvira Espejo Ayca is a visual artist, weaver and narrator of the tradition of her hometown (ayllu Qaqachaka, Avaroa province, Oruro). An Aymara and Quechua speaker, she is the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore en La Paz, Bolivia. She is the co-author of Hilos sueltos: Los Andes desde el textil (2007), Ciencia de las Mujeres (2010), Ciencia de Tejer en los Andes: Estructuras y técnicas de faz de urdimbre (2012) and El Textil Tridimensional: El Tejido como Objeto y como Sujeto (2013). She was granted the Eduardo Avaroa award in the Arts, Specialty Native Textiles, 2013.
Mariana Botey and Irene V. Small
15.MAY. / 7:30PM
Andrea Giunta: The mass, the poet and the bourgeois
16.JUN. / 5PM