PALLAY PAMPA, Andean Crossroads, 15.09.21 — 9.01.22, ifa gallery, Berlin
PALLAY PAMPA is a Quechua expression which describes the different areas of weave on Andean textiles: Pallay symbolises what is said, while Pampa symbolises the unsaid. This also connotes freedom. As such “future debate” the installations and films address concerns in the Andean world: A confluence of alternatives that does not shy away from plural and contradictory views in the face of various global crises, and that at the same time enhances an intangible heritage.
The exhibition brings together artists and interdisciplinary researchers from Peru to reflect critically on the cultural contributions by Andean communities in the current context, given the many consequences of globalization and colonization. The commissioned works encompass aspects such as community cooperation, teaching and nature. One part of the show focuses on traditional Andean textile technology. We likewise learn about the work of a shaman who lives in the city; the multidimensionality of Andean thought and poetry; potato growing and the right to eat; or “water harvesting” as a sustainable co-creation between ecosystem and individual.
With Carolina Estrada, Juan Osorio, Adela Pino/Isaac Ruíz/Álvaro Acosta, Kenyi Quispe, Emilio Santisteban and Daniela Zambrano Almidón
Curator: Lizet Díaz
Exhibition display and architecture: Studio Manuel Raeder with Rodolfo Samperio
Wood work: HU Design
Photos: Victoria Tomaschko