Galería Marco Augusto Quiroa en Casa Santo Domingo
Opening: Saturday, July 15, 6-9pm
Casa Santo Domingo is pleased to announce the acquisition of ghost town, Alexandra Grant’s large-scale participatory drawing made for the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz in 2016 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. For ghost town, Grant invited over 600 members of the public to join her in illustrating a series of poems by the Guatemalan writer Vania Vargas titled “Cartografía de un pueblo fantasma” (“Cartography of a Ghost Town”), which map out dreams, real and fictive, across the urban landscape of Guatemala City.
Now in the permanent collection of Casa Santo Domingo, ghost town is a historic record of several generations of Guatemalan artists and non-artists that worked side-by-side with Grant as an extension of her studio practice. This exhibition of the work, a year after its creation, celebrates the spirit of hospitality, collaboration and exchange in which it was made.
Creado con la participacion del publico — lista de nombres adjuntos — durante la 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz.