Papalotes en Resistencia

Friday, October 2, 2020
3-7 pm | Second Street Gallery
In his exhibition at Second Street Gallery, Cuatlacuatl will explore the use of tradition and culture as political weapons by examining the Latinx custom of building kites. His installation in the Dové Gallery will combine various 3D kite models brought from Puebla, Mexico. Cuatlacuatl has worked closely with Pedro Cuacuas, a leading kite maker in Mexico with multiple national and international recognitions. In addition to the exhibition space, Cuatlacuatl’s project will include a community engagement component, providing visitors with materials to write letters to migrant children currently detained in the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center.