Arquetopia Foundation – Puebla, Mexico
Performativity of Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico
Special 2-in-1 International Program
Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday August 13, 2017
Includes Day of the Dead Arts Techniques Instruction and Self-Directed Art Production
Session Dates: October 9 to November 6, 2017. Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed. E-mail Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is the idea of Death representing Mexico globally? This program addresses the subject of Death as a national totem, by questioning its construction as a macabre source of identity, exploring its relevance in the invention of Mexican modern art and its secularization in popular culture. It explores the performativity of rituals in Mexico and focusing on the mortuary celebrations known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
PERFORMATIVITY OF MORTUARY RITUALS: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico is a 4-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 22 and over.