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Frida Larios: Maya Alphabet of Modern Times (Updated 4/6)

Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition

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Apr
21

Maya Alphabet of Modern Times intends to re-codify a small part of the Maya mythic narrative, giving the artistic tradition new graphic form. In the Maya Alphabet of Modern Times typo-graphic works, Frida Larios, a native of El Salvador, has borrowed directly from the logo-graphic language of the ancestral Maya scribes, but speaking to and for the Indigenous Maya of today. Since finishing her master’s thesis in London in 2005, Larios has regenerated nearly 100 new designs that have been integrated into diverse media: books, works on paper, installations, sculptures, garments, jewels and toys. These new artifacts carry through the Pre-Columbian heritage to a contemporary audience of every age, thus intending that the Meso American script is preserved to see a new generation.

Type:
Arts and Entertainment
Host:
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Contact:
Lucy Crowley

Send email to Lucy Crowley

202 885 1300

Event Website:
http://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2017/maya-alphabet.cfm