Minerva Art Academy - The Supreme Exodus LAB / by Antonio Jose Guzman

The Supreme Exodus LAB

Last months students worked together with artist Antonio Jose Guzman to create an exuberant collection of costumes, masques and head pieces. Inspired by the ongoing project of Guzman on migration, DNA and origin, the students make costumes of the most diverse materials. The exterior of matrasses – symbolic for the items migrants take with them across the border-, folded paper, dolls and flags. In addition, fifty m2 textile is screenprinted to use in the costumes. In addition to the presentation in the Koepelzaal, the costumes will be worn in a procession during the Biennial of Havana in April 2019. 

The project is part of The Supreme Exodus, an ongoing project in which Guzman is inspired by the recent history of migration in Latin-America. Artist Antonio José Guzman constructed his monumental project from images of migration and demonstrations in Latin-America and the graphic image of his own DNA. He examines views on socio-cultural identity and migration problems. His installations can be seen as a data visualization of a continuous investigation into displacement and exile in Latin-America and the rest of the world.

Project Coordinators: Sanne Boekel, Margriet Brouwer & Iva Jankovc

Photos by Harma Kaput