El Vacio de la Memoria/ The Vacuum of Memory

Sep 1, 2021

Featuring works by Pedro Molina and Marilyn Boror Bor, curated by Paulina Velázquez Solís 

On view October 1 – November 20 

The tragic erasure of cultural roots and political views is part of the power dynamics, violence, and metamorphosis that the Mesoamerican region has experienced through colonization and struggles against dictatorships and civil wars. This exhibition features works by two artists from the Central American isthmus, a region particularly tender from these experiences and the consequences of geopolitical interests. Pedro Molina from Nicaragua evokes the weight of the effects of the Sandinista revolution gone wrong, loss of life, and his experience as an exile. Marilyn Boror Bor from Guatemala documents Kaqchikel words and objects that have been marginalized for centuries but still make their way into contemporary life.  

Presented at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) by Cultura Ithaca and the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County for Hispanic Heritage Month.