Other Worlds: The Natural and Supernatural in Andean Art
November 1, 2014 - April 21, 2015
As early as 5,000 years ago, Andean people were producing art that interwove the natural and supernatural worlds. Through rituals and the intercession of priests and nobles, Andean people strove to create and maintain ayni (balance and harmony) within a dualistic cosmos. The works in this installation reveal how this was done, exploring the Andean belief in huaca (the sacred nature of things) and camay (divine action in the earthly realm).
This installation was developed by Professor William Barnes and his students of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul.