31 March 2011

TEOTIHUACAN: City of the Gods

A little preview I did for la-boca. can't wait to go.

Teotihuacan: City of the Gods @ LaCaixa Forum
1st April – 19th July 11

Summer may still be a few months away but if you’re feeling impatient already, this exhibition will certainly saturate you with a few bright and heady tones to blow away those winter cobwebs and put a spring back into your step.

CaixaForum is giving us an insight into Teotihuacan – the first metropolis ever constructed on the entire American continent with Teotihuacan: City of the Gods.

Tonight (31st March) the action will begin at 19:00 with an Inaugural Conference -hands-on introduction into the lifestyle, philosophy and architecture of this tantalisingly mysterious pre-Hispanic culture. 

And as of 1st April, the exhibition will present more than 400 masterpieces carefully selected and brought to Barcelona by one of the most important museums in Mexico today. Prepare to be hypnotised by the intricate Jade masks and intrigued by the deeply symbolic statues of Aztec gods and animals. 

The Aztecs were an incredibly sophisticated yet brutal bunch - Legend has it that the gods were assembled there in order to create the Sun and the Moon; hence their love of human sacrifices. Have you got the stomach to find out more? Not to be missed; this one’s going in the scrapbook.

If you like this, you might also like the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art in Barcelona.

Other happenings:
Monday 23rd May - How did they live in Teotihuacan? What archeological excavations tell us.
By Natàlia Moragas Segura, Lecturing Professor of the Department of Cultural Anthropology, History of America and Africa at the University of Barcelona. 

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