June 24, 2022 to August 6, 2022
In the exhibition AXKAUIA, Chicago-based artist FÁTIMA illuminates the Catacombs with portals of abundance.
The AXKAUIA series represents the physical, mental, and spiritual notions of abundance. The original iconography of this series is rooted in the cosmic patterns found in maize, which has been a symbol of growth, fertility, and abundance for Mexico and indigenous cultures throughout the Americas.
In Nahuatl – a Native American language of the Uto-Aztecan family – Axkauia means to abound or of abundance.
What is abundance? What does it look like? What does it feel like? Abundance in joy, in health, in growth – for the self, for the whole. To create it we must shift the narrative from lack to growth and that begins in what we project onto the world through our minds.
These portals are created to give the viewers a moment to meditate upon the affirmation of abundance and thus bring it forth.
The intention is to prosper, together.
FÁTIMA is able to use these visual and linguistic references to maize as a tool to not only illuminate the room but also enlighten viewers. Connecting symbolism that honors her Mexican heritage with contemporary notions of culture, self and the spiritual, AXKAUIA invites you to take part in a world of abundance.
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