Edge of Enchantment

December 15, 2002–August 3, 2003
New York, NY

Edge of Enchantment presents a multimedia presentation of the ceremonial landscapes, histories, lives, and traditions of contemporary Native communities in the Huatulco-Huamelula region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Incorporating photographs, music, video, and objects to illustrate the complex relationship of these peoples with their environments, the exhibition centers on the encantos, or enchantments, of each individual community. Physical spaces of mystery and power that lead to an unknown world, these enchanted places are integrally woven into the story of each hamlet, village or town, and inform the identity, beliefs, and dreams of each community.