Regina José Galindo – Monument To The Missing Women
„28 women disappear a week in Guatemala.
Four every day.
They are sought by their daughters and sons, their sisters and brothers, their parents.
Where are they?“
Regina José Galindo
In the frame of the exhibition “This Might Be A Place For Hummingbirds” Regina José Galindo shows her performance “Monument To The Missing Women”. For this, 28 women, wrapped in dark capes, will wait for dusk until they are dimly visible in the darkness. The performance takes place in Körnerpark at the beginning of dusk.
Regina José Galindo developed a socially and politically motivated work practice in which she has used her body as an artistic medium since the beginning of her artistic career and has developed performances from it. In these, themes such as violence against women, migration and criminalization, racism and genocide are repeatedly alluded to. With her work, the artist takes a stand on the high number of femicides in Guatemala and on a culture of misogyny that can be found beyond Guatemala.
The exhibition “This Might Be A Place For Hummingbirds,” curated by Çağla Ilk and Antje Weitzel, which is on show 16 November 2019 – 5 February 2020 at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin-Neukölln, is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Programme Open-Sector Funding, and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa).