Sincretism. Church of San Antonio Panzacola

Mayte Amezcua


Artist Statement: One of the attractions of Coyoacán are its colonial and baroque churches that remind us of the arrival of Hernán Cortés and also when the Spaniards tried to put an end to the spiritual world of the indigenous people through evangelization.

The syncretism generated defines us today as Mexicans. I think of the pre-Hispanic temples and the Novo-Hispanic art with the churches of different periods that we can visit today in Coyoacán.

In my pieces you can see details of some churches on the front, and on the back, a tribute to the hidden ancestral world, with pre-Hispanic motifs that allow us to evoke what so many colonial constructions tried to cover up without luck.

Materials: Sterling silver, brass, wood, liquid sculpey transferred onto fabric

Dimensions: 9 x 11 x 2 cm

Educational Institution: Attelier Lazard

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