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Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago

4 Nov 2023 – 16 Mar 2024


Guadalupe Maravilla

Opening Celebrations & Sound Ceremony: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago, opens in Ballroom Marfa’s courtyard on Saturday, November 4, 2023 with a sound ceremony led by Maravilla and sound healers. Maravilla’s monumental sculpture incorporates natural materials, handmade objects, and items collected by the artist while retracing his migratory route to become shrines and healing instruments. Mariposa Relámpago includes metal gongs, functional instruments that are often featured in Maravilla’s work. The gongs are activated by the artist during public sound baths to deploy the powers of vibrational sound as a form of healing. 

Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago will travel to venues across Texas through a partnership between organizations including Ballroom Marfa and The Contemporary Austin. The multi-year tour will begin with Ballroom Marfa on November 3, 2023, through March 30, 2024, and make its Austin appearance at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria on April 4, 2024.