Unprecedented exhibition Gods, rites and crafts from the prehispanic Mexico

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Fundación Proa presents the exhibition "Gods, rites and crafts from the prehispanic México", organized by the Embassy of Mexico in Argentina and sponsored by Tenaris/Organizacion Techint, that will be held until February 21st, 2012.
The exhibit features for the first time in Argentina more than 150 archaeological pieces from different cultures that inhabited the Gulf of Mexico, their gods, their various shapes and representations, the many rituals developed on behalf of them, and crafts exercised by the inhabitants of the area before the Spanish conquest.
According to its curator, David Morales Gómez, the exhibition is "a fine selection of pieces that show the huge variety of ideas, social structure and complexity of an ideology."
From a special selection, with recently recovered pieces never exhibited before, the works impress with their symbolic force and beauty. They belong to the patrimony of 13 museums, two Houses of Culture, an archaeological site and the National Institute Anthropology and History Mexico (INAH).
The exhibition also features the production of those who worked with indispensable sea materials like conch and snail shells to make bracelets, rings and armbands. It includes fragments of mural paintings, which are crucial to grasping the vital, sacred and profane orders of these cultures.

Fundación PROA
Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
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Mondays closed.

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