Guzmán and the Aztecs

Fri 12 December 2014 : 5:00pm – 6:00pm

An in conversation between artist Daniel Guzmán and Elizabeth Baquedano, Senior Lecturer at UCL, London and Institute of Archaeology, British Museum.

Guzmán’s artwork is steeped in the context of Mexican and pre-Hispanic imagery. His new series Chromosome Damage references the imagery and iconography of Aztec deities, goddesses and earth mothers.

Elizabeth Baquedano who is a Senior Lecturer at University College London. She teaches both at the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Department and at the Institute of Archaeology and at the British Museum. She has recently been presented with the Ohtli Award by the Mexican Government. This is the most prestigious award given to Mexicans working outside Mexico.

Baquedano is an Aztec specialist who is at present working on a book on Aztec Gold.

Following the in conversation please join us for the opening, 6 -8pm, of Chromosome Damage  a solo exhibition by Daniel Guzmán.

View large image “Chromosome Damage”, 2014

Daniel Guzmán, Sin título. from the series: Chromosome Damage, 2014, 2014 Pastel, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 63.5 x 44cm Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, México.