A large scale exhibition of my work is scheduled for Sept 2010 at MACLA, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, in San Jose during the Zero1 Biennial. MACLA has allowed me to use the exhibition to showcase (and kickstart) collaborative works with artisans—and for the first time in my art career, allow me to become a catalyst for social change through the creation of craft.
The Chiapas Project, shown below, will serve as Phase 1 of a longer-planned relationship with artisans worldwide, helping to provide dignified wages and setting up new modes of sustaining traditions—the creation of Artists Helping Artisans (AHA!).

For more information on the Chiapas Project and the creation of AHA! please see bottom "Project Info" section.

Tanya AguiƱiga

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Around San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal was founded in 1535 by Jesuits. The architecture is very Spanish colonial with quaint streets and large pedestrian walkways with endless shops, restaurants and bars. There are lots and lots of churches, some up on hills with long stairs leading up to them, and the view of the city, and others scattered throughout the city. The ones around the center of town, have large open areas surrounding them that are used by vendors day and night. 

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