Geometría Sagrada/ Sacred Geometry
In Sacred Geometry, Skvirsky explores the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, located in Ecuador, as a point of departure to host discussions about the exploits of Inca engineering and architecture, and also to insert the body into an archaeological site. For his show, the artist appropriated photographs from tourists’ blogs, Google Maps and archaeological documents, and performed research in archaeological records and on YouTube. Instead, the enlarged, collaged, folded and found photographs become a mash-up of vernacular, formalist and evidence-based images deconstructing Incan stone geometry and materializing the site
An additional element to the show is The Perilous Journey of María Rosa Palacios, a hybrid documentary-fiction video, reenacting the journey of MaríaRosa Palacios, an Afro-Ecuadorian woman who was the child of slaves and also the artist’s great-grandmother.
*This show is presented in parallel with Africamericanos, also on display at the Museo Amparo.