We are pleased to announce that “Water for Life” International Art Exhibition, Fifth Edition, to be held at the prestigious Museo de la Zona Arqueológica de Palenque “Alberto Ruz Lhuillier”, Palenque, State of Chiapas, Mexico.
We are pleased to share that our main partners include the Center of UNESCO in Florence (Italy), the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the Museo de la Zona Arqueológica de Palenque “Alberto Ruz Lhuillier”, the City of Palenque, the Gobierno Municipal de Palenque, the State of Chiapas, the Comité de Pueblos Mágicos de Palenque, Commission of National Natural protected Areas and National Park of Palenque.
The Exhibition will take place from March 23rd – April 2nd, 2023, supporting the International Water Day on March 22nd, 2023. Water for Life Exhibition will showcase the work of multiple international artists that highlights a series of artworks inspired by the theme of water. The First Edition started In Niagara Falls, under the patronage of the Mayor of Niagara Falls as 20% of the fresh water from the world passes through the City. Through the theme of water, our objective is to sensitize audiences to an important social and cultural issue: “More than a billion individuals – one in seven people on the planet – now lack access to safe drinking water. “ Today due to climate change, higher temperatures and changes in extreme weather conditions are projected to affect availability and distribution of rainfall, snowmelt, river flows, groundwater, and further deteriorate water quality. More floods and severe droughts are predicted. Changes in water availability will also impact health and food security.
In this 5th Edition, it is essential for us to create awareness and increase respect of the environment, while protecting water sources in this important touristic area. Hopefully, “Water for Life” will help to sensitize people to maintain safe drinking water for the future, particularly due to Global Climate Changes affecting water sources.
It is important to mention that all distinguished participating artists in the “Water for Life” International Art Exhibitions, are selected based on their recognition by international art critics.
WATER FOR LIFE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE LACANDONES
Palenque is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for its cultural, historical, and scientific significance and is one of the most important pre-Hispanic cities in Chiapas, Mexico, with an impressive natural beauty, receiving over 920,470 visitors per year.
We are pleased to share that we were able to secure an exclusive cultural experience together with the “Lacandones”, a Mayan indigenous Community who lives in the jungle away from civilization in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
The Lacandon are one of the Maya peoples who live in the jungles of the Mexican state of Chiapas, near the southern border with Guatemala avoiding contact with whites. Lacandon customs remain close to those of their pre-Columbian ancestors. As recently as the late 19th century some bound the heads of infants, resulting in the distinctively shaped foreheads seen in Classic Maya Art. And well into the 20th century, they continued using bows and arrows and making arrowheads from flint they quarried in the rainforest.
Their homeland, the Lacandon Jungle, lies along the Mexican side of the Usumacinta River and its tributaries. The Lacandon are one of the most isolated and culturally conservative of Mexico’s native peoples. Almost extinct in 1943, today their population has grown significantly, yet remains small, at approximately 650 speakers of the Lacandon language.
EVENT RETROSPECTIVE VIDEO
ATTENDING ARTISTS RECOGNITION
COCKTAIL AT THE MUSEUM AND PRIVATE LUNCH AT HOTEL VILLAS KIN HA‘
In this Fifth Edition, “Water for life" objectives are to create awareness and increase respect of the environment, while protecting water sources in this important touristic area, particularly due to Global Climate Changes.