“Journey to the Underworld and Other Forbidden Places
Before the End of Time”
An installation & exhibition of new works by JANE MADRIGAL
Contunues through January 26, 2013
Bihl Haus Arts proudly presents Journey to the Underworld and Other Forbidden Places before the End of Time, an installation and exhibit of new works by artist JANE MADRIGAL. This cosmic journey through time and collective consciousness opened with a performance and reception on Friday, Nov. 30, 5:30-8:30 pm. Jane will walk viewers through the exhbit on Saturday, January 12, at 2 m. The exhibit closes with a reception and poetry reading, organized by Victoria Garcia Zapata Klein, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 pm.
The installation features a temple to Coyolxauhqui, goddess of the moon, and artworks dedicated to other indigenous feminine deities revered before the Conquest. These works honor the ancient belief that held sacred the feminine principle and equated it with spiritual power and reverence. This is a journey through time in which women are goddesses and warriors rather than wives or whores. Honoring the ancestors and acknowledging those who have paved the way for us to be here today, we prepare for transformation.
The ancient Mayans believed that our current world, the fifth sun, will come to an end in December 2012. Greed and exploitation have created an imbalance and movement will destroy our world. The Hopis believe that women will be the salvation of the world. The sixth sun of consciousness will mark the return of the feminine as scared as we heal and transform ourselves and the planet through our journey to the underworld. The future is female.
Jane Madrigal self-describes as “a wounded healer, Chicana artist and muralist, radical warrior woman, and revolutionary earth mama. My work is a reflection of my values, which embodies a deep reverence for indigenous culture, the power of women, and a vision for a better future for generations to come. I create as a way to affirm my culture, connect with my ancestors, educate my community, and honor our history, which otherwise would be lost.”
Journey to the Underworld continues through January 26, 2013.