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Mariana Castillo Deball presents Ixiptla 4 at Conceptual Poetics Day 2018

Ixiptla is a journal about trajectories of anthropology, initiated by the artist Mariana Castillo Deball. Published in the context of exhibitions or art events, Ixiptla takes the form of a highly visual magazine with substantial essays by anthropologists, archaeologists, artists, and writers. The Nahua ‘ixiptla’ concept has been translated as image, delegate, substitute or representative. Ixiptla could be a statue, a vision or the victim that becomes the god for human sacrifice. The various ixiptla of the same god could occur simultaneously. Ixiptla is derived from the particle xip: skin, cover, shell. That is, the container, the recognizable presence, the update of a force embedded in an object: a being there, removing the distinction between essence and matter, original and copy.

Miss Read Stage
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Category: Book launch, Talk

5 May 2018

12:30 pm

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