Elpidos

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.

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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.

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