Artist: Guadalupe Aldrete

Un Pueblo
Exhibition and Performance by Guadalupe Aldrete

31. May 2023
Exhibition opens at: 18:00
Performance starts at: 19:00 (20min)

Duration: Opening on 31.05.2023. Accessible until 14.06.2023
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 19:00

Freie Eintritt

In „Un Pueblo“, the Mexican multidisciplinary artist Guadalupe Aldrete draws inspiration from her temporary home at eindorf.
Using the Spanish translation of the name of the venue, Guadalupe takes the opportunity to reflect on her place in this world: the village she seemed to have grown up in (the village of the stories told by her parents), the village she actually grew up in (the social housing neighbourhood that functioned as her own village) and the mental village she seems to move through in her life in Vienna.
This project, which oscillates between the political and the personal, includes installations and video works as well as a performance on the opening day.

Un Pueblo is part of the official programme of the “Bezirksfestwochen 2023”
Friendly supported by the Stadt Wien through the MA7 and the 15th Bezirk

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Guadalupe Aldrete


Performance 20 min

Recuerdos, that is, memories is a modern ritual of externalisation and with it the extirpation of moments from an early age, moments that seem regrettable, moments that although they were not, somehow I wanted to believe that I was in control of the situation.

It was when I tried to remember my own birth that I discovered the enormous amount of information accumulated in my skin. Memories of before and after birth, memories of my childhood, memories of love but also of fear and pain. It is also the skin that functions as the canvas of our heritage, of our origin, of the colour of our ancestry and of what seems to be our destiny.

The embodiment of heritage and ancestry. That is the meaning of my work.
The colour pink refers to the skin, but to the skin inside our body, where we all look the same, where our nerves run. The processed black takes its form from coal and is a call and materialisation of all my ancestry and the burdens they inherited.

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