Regina José Galindo, the visual artist born in Guatemala City where she is still working, exhibits at Prometeogallery the project Mazorca, inspired by the war in Guatemala, as part of the “Scorched Earth” military policy, when the corn was cut down and burned. It was destroyed by the army with the intent of eliminating the indigenous communities, retained responsible for the guerrilla. A peace agreement was signed in 1996; the corn and the people resisted. In 2014 Congress approved a law to protect plant varieties, popularly known as “Ley Monsanto”, that placed the future of corn and the autonomy of the country at risk. The indigenous peoples were the ones who most fervently opposed this and who ultimately obtained the abolishment of the law.
Regina José Galindo: Mazorca, 18 Nov 2015 — 13 Jan 2016