Plakat "Ximena Garrido-Lecca: Inflorescence" Portikus

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Ximena Garrido-Lecca: Inflorescence

12 Novembre 2022 - 12 February 2023

Corn is one of the most important crops in the global economy. While it held a central position in Pre-Columbian mythology and was a major source of nourishment, its origin as a plant native to the Americas has been widely overlooked. Considered the origin of humanity by the Aztecs and Maya, the cultivation of corn has shaped all aspects of life, from social environments to the measurements of time. In Ximena Garrido-Lecca’s exhibition Inflorescence at Portikus, the artist explores the crop’s multilayered meanings in relation to ancient beliefs, the colonial appropriation of knowledge and wealth, and the processes of modernization.

Enhancing ancient rituals centered around corn and the communal value of broadcasting, the exhibition becomes a site where cultural transmissions and social exchanges can take place.

Ximena Garrido-Lecca (b. 1980 in Lima, Peru) is an artist based in Mexico City, Mexico.  Inflorescence is the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.

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Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel
60594 Frankfurt

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U: 4, 5 (Dom / Römer) Tram: 11, 12. 14 (Börneplatz) Bus: 30, M36 (Schöne Aussicht)
TUE – FRI 12 am – 6 pm
SAT – SUN 11 am – 6 pm

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