Earlier this month, Professor Cano Villalobos (painting, drawing, visual culture) performed her ongoing piece Voces at (e)merge art fair in Washington DC. The 2012 fair took place October 4-7 and featured 152 artists from 24 countries. Artists exhibited works in performance, installation, painting, sculpture, video and other media. Professor Cano’s performance was included in two reviews from the Washington Post and Washington City Paper.
Photo from Emerging at (e)merge: Mandy Cano Villalobos Washington City Paper.
Voces (“Voices”) addresses the ongoing femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Since 2009, Professor Cano has been embroidering the names of individual women onto white blouses. She uses pink thread, a reference to pink crosses found in the city, which stand in honor of the memory of victims. As the killings in Chihuahua continue, Professor Cano will continue sewing in commemoration of the women who have been killed or disappeared.
More information about the femicide in Chihuahua, Mexico can be found here.
Voces will also be exhibited in the Calvin Center Art Gallery October 26 to December 15.
Artist Talk and Reception: Friday, October 26, 7p.m.