Published following the exhibition “Parergon”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, from September 2014 to March 2015.
Published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
is a journal about trajectories of anthropology
, initiated by the artist Mariana Castillo Deball
. Published in the context of exhibitions or art events, Ixiptla
takes the form of a highly visual magazine with substantial essays by anthropologists, archaeologists, artists, and writers.
The Nahua ixiptla
concept has been translated as image, delegate, substitute or representative. Ixiptla
could be a statue, a vision or the victim that becomes the god for human sacrifice. The various ixiptla
of the same god could occur simultaneously. Ixiptla
derive from the particle xip: skin, cover, shell; is the container, the recognizable presence, the update of a force embedded in an object: a being there, removing the distinction between essence and matter, original and copy.
Free issue with Ixiptla #1