Exhibition tour with artists Alfredo Ceibal and Ángel Poyón
Artists Alfredo Ceibal and Ángel Poyón, who each work with the Mayan legacy in Guatemala in unique ways, discuss their work in conversation with exhibition curators Çağla Ilk and Antje Weitzel, moderated by Sebastián Eduardo.
Through his current drawing ensembles, Alfredo Ceibal looks at the achievements of classical Maya culture to develop future scenarios in which humans, nature, and culture are in harmony. Ángel Poyón and his brother Fernando, meanwhile, have declared themselves collectors of everything they can find under the name “Maya”. The cabinet of curiosities, titled Colección Poyón, that the Maya-Kaqchikel Brothers have compiled is an act of liberation that can also be read as a commentary on current debates surrounding the restitution of cultural assets. The common ground in these approaches are the questions raised about continuities of colonization and mechanisms of knowledge production.
The event is part of the project “This might be a place for humming birds”, curated by Çağla Ilk and Antje Weitzel, which is on show on 16 November 2019 – 5 February 2020 at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin-Neukölln.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Programme Open-Sector Funding, and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa).