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Hogar, Sweet Hogar

Ana González Mote

The term home evokes images of comfort, affection, and warmth. In fact, the word in Spanish (hogar) has the same etymological origin as fire (fuego.) In ancient times, it was customary to keep bonfires (hogueras) lit up inside houses at all times, around which not only bodies were physically nurtured, but also connections between families and communities were strengthened.

Hogar, Sweet Hogar is an exhibit featuring Ingrid Leyva’s work at the Azul Arena gallery in Cd. Juarez. Today my guests are the show’s curator, Christian Pardo Cardenas and transnational artist, Ingrid Leyva.

Originally Broadcast on August 12, 2023