Presented in collaboration with SOMA México as part of “Miércoles de SOMA”
Online TALK | FIEBRE Ediciones, Kaqjay Moloj, and Beatriz Cortez
July 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm Simultaneous interpretation Kaqchikel, English and Spanish
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Kaqjay Moloj (Edgar Esquit, Ixmukané Choy and Edie Tocón), FIEBRE Ediciones (Carla Lamoyi and Antonio Medina), and Beatriz Cortez, moderated by LACE Chief Curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar, will talk about the collaborative project based on the Mayan Kaqchikel community idea of “Objeto antiguo” (Ancient object), its processes, results and critical thinking.
21 de julio, 6:30pm a 8:30pm
Kaqjay, as the Kaqchikel red house, evokes the need of gathering to build in community. We take action from within the arts and interdisciplinary research (archaeology, anthropology, and history), which as the threads of the long counts of time of our existence as Indigenous peoples, transgresses the cartographies and the chronologies of modern life. Kaqjay has undergone a long process of self-critique and constant redefinition. It began in 2006 with the formation of a Community Museum, having as its main objective to create dialogue around the memory and the history of Maya communities. The Kaqchikel Research Community was formed in 2016, and it generated epistemologically decolonial reflections and writings. Currently, it remains in constant collaboration with other local and international communities with which we share political and creative objectives.
Is a Los Angeles-based artist and cultural critic. Her work explores the experience of migration, the concept of simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, and the future. As a scholar, her research explores the construction of memory, cynicism, and posthuman imaginaries. She received an MFA in Art from CalArts and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University. Cortez is a professor of Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge.
Is an artistic and independent publishing collective established in 2016 by the Mexican artists Antonio Medina (b. Coahuila, 1990) and Carla Lamoyi (b. Mexico City, 1990) whose objective is to research and disseminate Latin American and Caribbean creative practices produced starting the 1980s. Up until now, FIEBRE has published the following titles: Que no se calmen las Aguas: CADA (1981), ANCIEZ/EZLN (1992), GAC (2001), México, 2019; KAQJAY (2006-////), México, 2018; BESTIAS (1984-1987), México, 2017; and De fantasmas se cubre el polvo, Tegucigalpa, 2016. Since 2016, besides their publications, FIEBRE has developed different activities of pedagogical and expositive nature.