Exhibition | Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS
The Halsey Institute presents Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. The ceramic sculptures will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. CORPUS engages with and confronts Perú’s Spanish colonial past, asserting that pre-Columbian sacred entities and the worldview they inhabit were not vanquished by Spanish conquerors, but instead cleverly blended with their Catholic counterparts, ensuring their survival. Our galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Thursdays.