Artist Talk – Astrid Blazsek-Alala

Date: 4 May 2020
Time: 11:00am
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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This work explores the crossover of cultures – the intersections and omissions. Astrid worked with a professional craftsman to create piñatas of figures from Greek mythology. The aim of this project was to contrast the imagination of a person from a country with a Mayan cultural heritage, such as Guatemala, with the fantasies from Greek antiquity, a symbol of Western civilization.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Astrid Blazsek-Ayala is an economist and artist from Guatemala. She has a PhD in Economics from University of Navarre, Spain (2010), and holds a degree in Advanced Studies in Photography and Management of Photographic Projects from La Fototeca and the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (2016). She has also studied several subjects in Node Center. She has participated in exhibitions in Antigua Tipografía Sánchez & De Guise (2020), Espacio Satélite (2018, 2019), Museo Arte Guatemala (2018) and Fototropía (2016). Her work is part of the publication Prisma Volumen II (2018). In 2017, she co-founded the Collective Agalma, Guatemala.

How live sessions work

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 

  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 


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