Nombrar el agua (Name the water), is an installation of embroidery hoops and a single-channel video with sound, in which words to name water in different native languages of Mexico are hand-embroidered. This piece starts from a legend of a community in the Sierra Huasteca who once a year spends the night naming all the things that exist so that at dawn they continue to exist. Name, as an act of resistance.
Mecarõ. Amazonia en la Colección Petitgas n is the first institutional presentation of Catherine Petitgas’ collection. A significant figure in the recognition of contemporary Latin American art in Europe, she has been collecting works for over twenty years. Her collection today consists of more than 900 works. The exhibition presented at the Hôtell des collections unites a selection of more than 100 from over 50 artists from the Amazonian basin. The exhibition, whose title means “the spirit of the forest” in Krahô language, emphasizes the relationship between these artists from this territory and their socio-economical and mental environment.
Mecarõ. Amazonia en la Colección Petitgas
Venue: Montpellier Contemporain. Montpellier, France
March 6 to May 31, 2020