Sweet Death - National Pavilion of Guatemala
Exemplifying in this regard is the image offered by the cemetery in Chichicastenango, in Guatemala, where the tombs are colourful, children are playing in the niches, the young people kiss each other and the elderly laugh among the tombstones. Directly from Maya rituals, mourning retains its colours: white graves for fathers, for mothers turquoise, blue for children, yellow for grandparents. On this occasion exhibition artists from Guatemala and from Italy will face each other on the topic of death and on a useful trick to exorcise it. That trick will refer to the colourful chromatism of Guatemala's tombs, heredity of the Mayan culture. The exhibition will be structured as a game of overlapping roles, the result of a playful and osmotic relationship. Italian artists will give the Guatemalan Mayan touches and colouristic pushes, unlike Guatemala will offer examples of "diluted" art and "influenced" by colonialism. Then it will present an artistic multicoloured polygamy, without borders, with lavish sets and combinations between the sacred and the profane.