Programs and activities

Activities

The Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, hosted on Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March, a special tour of carnival “Sounds and Dancers. In it we could explore the sonorities associated with celebrations in the Andean world and its diverse aesthetics. This tour through the permanent exhibition of the Museum through the sounds linked to celebrations and rites of pre-Columbian Ecuador, used replicas of whistles bottles, illustrative images and various sounds that allowed an approach from the archaeological and ethnographic dimension.

Date: March 2,3,4,5, 2019

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

The Casa del Alabado Pre-Columbian Art Museum presented (two editions) the special tour on Inca Archaeology and Architecture “From Cusco to the Northern Border of the Empire”, with the curator of the Alabado Museum, archaeologist María Ordoñez, PhD University of Leiden, Holland. The Inca occupation of Ecuadorian territory left important material remains. In the framework of the exhibition “Andean Cosmovision of Martin Chambi”, the wonderful photographs of Cusco and Machu Pichu taken by Martin Chambi at the beginning of the 20th century were used to generate a comparison and discussion about the Incan remains in the country and the objects related to this moment of the period of Ecuadorian Integration (700 A.D. to 1532 A.D.) as well as objects selected from the reserve of the museum.

Date: Saturday, 26 January and 23 February 2019

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

The Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado and the Jan Mulder Collection (Peru) presented the talk “Lecturas y apropiaciones de las fotografías de Martín Chambi”, with contributions from François “Coco” Laso (UARTES) and Michael Hill (USFQ). This meeting proposed a dialogue between anthropological analysis and photographic aesthetics, in order to generate an approach to identities in the work of one of the greatest representatives of Latin American photography of the twentieth century.

Date: February 1, 2019

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

As part of the exhibition “Andean Cosmovision in Martin Chambi’s Photographs”, the Casa del Alabado Pre-Columbian Art Museum carried out the educational activity “Cyanotype Workshop in the Alabado” The cyanotype is an ancient monochrome photographic procedure that results in a copy of the original material in a blue color by means of the photochemical action of ultraviolet light on previously sensitized surfaces. It is an alternative photography technique without the need for a camera. Brenda Vega holds a Master’s Degree in Photographic Arts from the London College of Communication.

Date: 15 December 2018

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Casa del Alabado, the Jan Mulder Collection (Peru) and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, conducted the conversation “El Cusco de Martín Chambi” This event was part of the Colloquia on visuality organized by the Master of Visual Anthropology of FLACSO.Andrés Garay, Martín Chambi’s specialist and curator of the exhibition “Andean Cosmovision in Martín Chambi’s Photographs”, explored the work of this icon, internationally recognized for constituting an invaluable artistic and historical document on the cultural and social life of Latin American Andean modernity in the first half of the 20th century.

Date: October 26, 2018

Place: Conference Room 1- FLACSO

The project “Las caras del barrio Santa Clara” is developed within the community mediation activities, coordinated by the educational team of the Museo Casa del Alabado, which consisted of portraying the neighbors of the Museum, inhabitants and merchants of the neighborhoods Santa Clara and San Roque. This project was carried out within the framework of the exhibition “Andean Cosmovision in Martin Chambi’s Photographs” After a tour of the exhibition, the neighbors were portrayed with photographer Felix Atahualpa in patios and corners of the Museum. As a result, postcards composed of portraits and biographies of our neighbors were produced, which are exhibited in the Museum parallel to the exhibition.

Date: November 14, 2018

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

Within the temporary exhibition “Pigments and Shines on the Coast of Pre-Columbian Ecuador”, the Barroquema Artistic Ceramics Center will offer a workshop to experiment with painting and pottery techniques such as engobe and burnishing, similar to those used by pre-Columbian cultures. A tour of the temporary exhibition “Pigments and Shines on the Coast of Pre-Columbian Ecuador” and the demonstration of a special smoking technique will be offered. This meeting seeks to create a dialogue and reflection about painting practices and work techniques in current ceramics and those traditionally developed since pre-Columbian times.

Date: July 28, 2018

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

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The workshop “Pigments with La Suerte” given by the Quito artist La Suerte, a contemporary muralist and illustrator who focuses her work towards a post-extractivist current, took place last Saturday, June 30. In this meeting, held as part of our temporary exhibition “Pigments and Shines on the Coast of Pre-Columbian Ecuador”, the participants elaborated pigments based on natural raw materials such as beetroot, turmeric, purple cabbage, drago blood, hematite and annatto to obtain red, brown, yellow and violet tones. Once the paintings were elaborated, the artist directed practical exercises in order to make illustrations.

Date: June 30, 2018

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

Within the educational program “LabAlabado”, we carried out together with Sounds of America the event “Pre-Columbian Sound Encounters”. We proposed an approach to the pre-Columbian sounds of Peru, Mexico and Ecuador by the hand of three international guests: Carlos Sánchez Huaringa (Peru) director of the Folklore University Center of the Cultural Center of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Gregorio Cortés (Mexico) potter and musician specialized in Mayan and Aztec flutes, and Esteban Valdivia (Argentina) archaeo-musicologist and founder of Sonidos de América.

Date: February 15, 2018

Place: Hotel Casa Gangotena and Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Casa del Alabado

“Animals in Ecuador’s Pre-Columbian Cultures” was a special tour designed for families and interested audiences during the four days of Carnival. Through a guided visit by our mediators, visitors were able to get to know the animals represented in the pieces of our permanent exhibition. We shared the myths and oral histories associated with the symbologies of the animals according to each pre-Columbian culture.

Date: Carnival 2018, Saturday 10 – Tuesday 13 February
Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

Within the framework of “Zarigüeya/Alabado Contemporáneo”, guest artist Caroline Achaintre gave a talk on her creative processes together with the curators of the program Manuela Moscoso, Manuela Ribadeneira and Pablo Lafuente, at the Asociación Humboldt, a cultural institution that supported the exhibition “Escáner” by the artist exhibited at the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado.

Date: November 9, 2017

Place: Asociación Humboldt, Quito.

The “Altar of the Dead” is a syncretic manifestation of pre-Hispanic and Catholic beliefs as well as popular Mexican religiosity. In this sense, the altar exhibit created dialogues around pre-Columbian funeral rites and contemporary visions of death and memory. The deceased to whom the offering of the dead was addressed was José Luis Cuevas.

Date: October 31 – December 11, 2017

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

This special tour was conducted with the curator of “La Mirada de los Ancestros”, Roman Lotocki, and with the educational mediation team. The first part talked about the museum and its relationship with visitors. The tour ended at the “Sombrerería Benalcázar”. Mr. César Augusto, owner of the artisan workshop, told us about his trade and the characters that represent the masks of popular festivities exhibited in “La Mirada de los Ancestros” (The Look of the Ancestors).

Dates: Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

The talk dealt with the conformation of the pre-Columbian collection of the Museum of America. Gutiérrez Usillos, curator of the Department of Pre-Columbian America at the Museo de América in Madrid, conducted a research stay at the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado with archaeologist and curator of the collection, Alejandra Sánchez, during the first two weeks of October 2017.

Date: October 14, 2017

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

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In collaboration with the Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, the Goethe-Institut organized the fifth edition of the meeting Conversations with Objects, an event that seeks to think about other discourses in the field of art history and to examine the symbolic relationships established with material culture. people from different fields, disciplines and wisdoms were invited to dialogue around a piece taken from the history of non-Western art, with the aim of opening it to further reading and reflection. The object in question is part of the Museum’s collection, and will not be revealed until the event.

Date: May 4, 2017
Place: Prometheus Theatre, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

Amuletos is an exhibition dedicated to pre-Columbian miniatures where you can appreciate more than 150 objects from almost all the pre-Hispanic cultures of Ecuador. Their measures range from 9 mm to 13 cm. This room is born from the temporary exhibition that was presented in 2011, “Amulets in Pre-Columbian Ecuador”, under the curatorship of Ivan Cruz Cevallos. As part of the educational activities, tours of the room were made with Ivan Cruz. Also, tours of the amulets of the permanent exhibition were organized with the Museum’s researcher, Alejandra Sánchez.

Date: sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

Place: Pre-Columbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado

The Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado and the Revista Anales de la Universidad Central, within the framework of the IX Encuentro de Poesía Paralelo Cero, organized the poetic recital “Los herederos de Vallejo”. Miguel Ángel Zapata (Peru) contextualized Vallejo’s poetry and Leopoldo Teuco Castilla (Argentina) recited poems inspired by the Museum’s pieces.

Date: 6 April 2017

Mediated tour by Esteban Valdivia, through the sound pieces of the collection of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado. Since 2005, Esteban has been researching the sound pieces of the diverse pre-Columbian cultures of Ecuador. He is a specialist in the interpretation and construction of pre-Columbian musical instruments.

Date: 14 January 2017

Programs

The program invites artists, researchers, artisans, collectors, or designers to select pieces from the reserve to create small-scale samples aimed at activating new discourses and experiences. The first micro-tale, “The Look of the Ancestors,” was curated by ethnologist Roman Lotocki. The exhibition created an active reflection on the visitor’s relationship with the exhibited pieces.

“Laboratorio Alabado” is an open space for reflection, dialogue and experimentation on the diverse contents and themes dealt with by the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado. the first laboratory: “Historia, Museología y Museografía del Alabado”, was attended by Jimena Loboguerrero, Iván Cruz and Francis Galarza; who were part of the conceptualization, creation and direction of the Museum. the first laboratory: “Historia, Museología y Museografía del Alabado”, was attended by Jimena Loboguerrero, Iván Cruz and Francis Galarza; who were part of the conceptualization, creation and direction of the Museum.

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During the school holidays, Precolombinitos are developed. This is an educational program designed to help children learn about the legacy of pre-Columbian cultures through recreational and artistic activities. These seek to awaken their interest in art, pre-Columbian sounds and in turn, encourage their creativity.

Agosto, 2016

In the Precolombinitos 2016 edition, 19 boys and girls were able to get to know for a week the legacy of the pre-Columbian cultures with emphasis on the aesthetics and sounds of the pieces of the Chorrera Culture. one of the results was the elaboration of an animation with the stop motion technique. The video was presented to family and friends at the end of the vacation and was also broadcast on public television’s Veo Veo program. Since 2016, the work of community mediation is promoted by the educational area, creating spaces for dialogue, collaboration and participation with the community.

Febrero, 2016

It is an initiative of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado that seeks to encourage activities and dialogues around the figures of Valdivia, promoting their appreciation from different points of view, with the aim of endowing them with contemporary meanings and senses.

I Edición

Febrero, 2017

This activity was carried out on the day dedicated to women, Warmi Punlla, within the framework of Pawkar Raymi in Peguche. This workshop conceived and facilitated by Monica Maher and Judi Salgado focused on awakening the ancestral feminine power as a tool to face the problems and challenges that women live today.

Date: 12 February 2018

II Edición

Agosto, 2017

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“The bodies that we inhabit” workshop that explores from the theater, the Valdivia figures to experience the feminine ritualities from a contemporary look. Facilitated by Carlina Derks and Natalia Ortiz, founders of the Yama Collective, the workshop investigates the memory of the bodies inhabited by contemporary women in the different stages of their lives and the relationship they maintain with the cycles of the earth. The starting point is the conception that each person is a place of memory where moments of change have been captured that are awakened by body work and the sensitive approach to pre-Columbian art.

Dates: Saturdays 30 September and 07 October 2017.