Exhibition : Montse Gallego : original paper cut-outs. (ground floor gallery). 1st March to 5th June

Papel picado is the name given to the tissue paper flags chiseled with a variety of patterns and used to decorate buildings, Day of the Dead altars and streets during secular and religious celebrations in Mexico.

In this series, inspired by a collaboration with the late Jazmin Velasco-Moore, Montse Gallego uses traditional Aztec and Mayan imagery of mothers, fertility godesses, warriors, priests and priestesses, and kings enslaved by the invading Conquitsadors.

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