Margarita Azurdia

Margarita Rita Rica Dinamita

Margarita Azurdia was a key figure in the vibrant art scene that surfaced in Guatemala in the mid-1960s, her extensive output spanning painting and experimental dance, sculpture, installation and the creation of artist’s books assembled with drawings, collages and poems.

Through a retrospective gaze, this publication offers an insight into the artist’s unorthodox poetic and visual universe, demonstrating how she managed to organically fuse languages of modernity with elements tied to indigenous cultures from her native country. Essays, written by four experts on her legacy — Rossina Cazali, Emiliano Valdés, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Anabella Acevedo — comprehensively approach her artistic career arc and life, centring on aspects such as her relationship with the national and international art world, the prolific and multi-faceted side that characterised her work, the multiple creative metamorphoses it underwent, and the importance of the raised awareness of self and spirituality and care for nature that she practised.

Authors

Anabella Acevedo, Rossina Cazali, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Emiliano Valdés

Year:
2022
Edition:
Bilingual
Language:
English and Spanish
Type:
Exhibition Catalogue
Format:
Printed
Dimensions:
16,7 x 24 cm
Pages:
208
ISBN:
978-84-8026-639-0
NIPO:
828-22-008-0
Edited by:
Museo Reina Sofía
Editorial line:
Exhibitions

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