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Alternative Epistemologies / Epistemologías Alternativas

Alternative Epistemologies/Epistemologías Alternativas

This theme gathers the works that intend to generate new narratives of Guatemala’s past, present, and future. Their approaches, which are as creative as they are diverse, range from repurposing Saturnian time as a reference to reframe the public’s perception of Guatemala’s historic events, to using archival practices, paintings and collage to denounce violence against the homosexual community in Guatemala during the armed conflict.


Este tema reúne piezas que buscan generar nuevas narrativas sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro de Guatemala. Sus enfoques, tan diversos como creativos, van desde utilizar el tiempo de Saturno para replantear la percepción pública de algunos eventos históricos de Guatemala y el mundo, hasta emplear prácticas de archivo, pinturas y collage para denunciar la violencia en contra de la comunidad homosexual Guatemalteca durante el conflicto armado.

Quema / Burned

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This piece evokes the censorship experienced during wartime, when many people decided to burn their own books in fear of being persecuted by the State…

Biblioteca de la Memoria / Memory Library

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The small library contains resources about historic memory and the armed conflict in Guatemala. The library acquires symbolic dimensions each time…

Nunca lasimaré a una mujer, a una debo mi via / I will never harm a woman, I owe my life to one

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As modern societies have evolved, there has been real progress in the area of women’s rights. But we still need to do more, and continue protecting…