Elpidos Street, photo: Freddie F.

Elpidos Street is the site of a performance by Regina José Galindo, in which the artist wears a dress kept by the family of a woman murdered in her native Guatemala. While the Victoria Square area is known also for its brothels, where women from outside Greece are often lured with promises of a better life, then forced into slave-like conditions, the performance takes place on a street that signals a more dignified dimension—Elpidos means “hope” in Greek.

Posted in Public Exhibition

Presencia (Presence), Karen Lissette Fuentes

by Regina José Galindo

Following similar actions in Guatemala City, the artist wears the dress of a murdered woman. The dress was lent by her family, which keeps the memory of their loved-one alive through this garment.