Introducing “Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art”

Introducing “Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art”



bacha jacque de huaah CJ is a group show of seven latin ex emerging artists inspired by methods of construction in indigenous cultures in the Americas these are not cultures frozen in time they are very much alive I chose Quechua because it's a most spoken indigenous language in the Americas with more than 8 million speakers as someone who came to New York at a young age learning two languages at the same time what I really found interesting about Quechua is the way it sentences are structured basically built up on top of one another and so I started reimagining places both in the past and in the present the Western concept of architecture is very narrow whereas indigenous cultures connect the structure with the people with the community with the cosmos with nature and time by jong-hyuk done watch each eye Pacha is an abstract term the reversal time or space lacta is a Pueblo es la nación itself ie it's el suelo prestige a means to build a house I think there's a lot of knowledge in indigenous cultures they have this worldview where the spiritual and the material come together my project revolves around the two water deities – alak and chachi with liquid I am recreating a space from the plastic party on in English words are very specific but in Quechua the words are a lot more abstract they're on a more cosmological level every language has a flavor with other thing we motion by Laura culture olives donde esta presente in Philadelphia el mundo by showing this richness this dynamism this variety of languages I think we're getting closer to what is actually happening outside the steps of the museum you

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