Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa's "God's Reptilian Finger" explores Mormon mythology

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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Props for Eréndira, 2014. Sculptural installation commissioned by the 10th Gwangju Biennale. Courtesy of the artist.
UNITED KINGDOM---Gasworks presents "God's Reptilian Finger," the first UK solo exhibition by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa. God's Reptilian Finger comprises two new sculptural installations focusing on the amateur archaeology practiced by both Mormon missionaries in Guatemala since 1947 and current followers of contemporary British conspiracy theorist David Icke.  In combining Mayan motifs with unsanctioned Mormon mythology, Ramírez-Figueroa re-appropriates the second-rate archaeology of Mormon missionaries in Guatemala, who sought to conjure up evidence of Western influence upon pre-Columbian civilisations. [link]