La Nueva Fábrica presents GRITO, a review of Regina José Galindo with almost 40 pieces, made and conceived by the Guatemalan artist from 1997 to the present year.
The exhibition will be held from June 26 at 16:00 (CST) at the La Nueva Fábrica space in the village of Santa Ana, Antigua Guatemala. Grito will be open until November 27, 2022. Regina José Galindo belongs to the post-war generation, the one that lived through the genocide in Guatemala, so at the end of the nineties and with the recent signing of peace, she began her work. Since then, her proposals have occupied the public space through her body and her narrative in constant resistance throughout the country.
Grito, is the conjugated verb that is the name of this exhibition, which is curated by Maya Juracán, activist and curator. The work is conceived as a cry that has amplified Regina José Galindo's voice in the face of many social struggles for bodies and memories. For example, Las escucharon gritar y no abrieron la puerta (2017), a sound performance in which 41 women remained locked inside a small room and screamed for nine continuous minutes. This action was performed in commemoration of the 2017 fire at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, an orphanage run by the Guatemalan state in which 56 girls were deliberately locked in a room while it was on fire, causing the death of 41 of them.