MAZ EXHIBITION - MUJER DE NEGRO
D-due and 90_20 project
Last Saturday, May 7, the exhibition 'Mujer de Negro', a project by D-due in collaboration with 90_20, was inaugurated at the Museo de Arte de Zapopan, focusing on those iconic women of Galicia who for generations have been a social entity in itself.
'Mujer de Negro' shows the space shared by Mexican and Galician women at different moments in time, the exodus. Throughout the 20th century, emigration in Galicia was a constant that defined the collective reality to an extent that is analogous to a part of the socio-cultural environment of the Mexican people.
The chromatic qualities of charcoal and ash have been definitive in conceptualizing the carpets presented in one of the exhibition rooms. In many neighborhoods of Galicia, the neighborhood tradition of making carpets of flower petals on the pavement of the street to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi is still alive. The ritual merges with the practice of embroidery, a labor transferred to the world by the artisan, with the aim of perfecting and transmitting it.
The exhibition brings to Mexico the Galician tradition and imaginary through the eyes of D-due. The linen garments, the embroidery, the crosses, the objects and the range of color that emerges from the ash, establish a dialogue that configures a cosmos around the ancestral and the rite.