EL JUICIO FINAL / THE LAST JUDGEMENT, 2019-2020
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019
The Last Judgment slide
Gallery shots, Gallery 400 at UIC / Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, 2019

Sound installation at Gallery 400, quadraphonic sound

The Last Judgment is an immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and sound that narrates the struggles and resistance of the Mexican community of La Villita, in Chicago. The Last Judgment subverts and contests the first conversion play performed in Mexico, written in the 16th century by Franciscan priest Fray Andrés de Olmos. The new script revolves around issues of gentrification, environmental justice and deportation, and was developed through conversations, meetings and art workshops with community members (teachers, students, community organizers, and local artists). The structures were built in collaboration with Artsumex collective, whose members traveled to Chicago from Tultepec. The play will become an effigy-burning event: pyrotechnic effects used by the Franciscans to frighten will become tools of celebration and protest to envision new and brave futures together.

Curated by: Lorelei Stewart
Direction, Production and Design: Adela Goldbard
Fabrication of structures: ARTSUMEX Collective (Jesús Sanabria, Amauri Sanabria, Eduardo Pérez, Víctor Rojas)
Sound design: Rogelio Sosa
Teaching artists: Silvia Inés Gonzalez, William Estrada, Juan-Carlos Perez

 

Major support for The Last Judgment is provided by The Joyce Foundation as a 2019 Joyce Award and by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico). Additional support is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Illinois Humanities; the School of Art & Art History, the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita
Juicio Final slide
Documentation of structures and photographs of La Villita

Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González
Documentation of art workshops at Telpochcalli Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club by William Estrada and Silvia Inés González

Making of The Last Judgement
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