Ishi, a series of intervened photographs by Mexican artist Sumie García, explores the process of sacralization of things through rites. Actions that have historically served to build bridges between the tangible and the intangible, or between presence and absence. The artist takes as inspiration a Shinto ritual practice that consists of circling sacred elements with a string - where it is thought that spirits inhabit - to delimit the earthly of the divine. Within these elements, which are usually found in nature, the rocks that receive the rays of sunrise and sunset hold a special place.
Mayan Blue by Mexico City-based German designer Carsten Lemme is influenced by the mythical and ritual history of the Mayan blue pre-Hispanic pigment, its spread through Latin American cultures and its contemporary resignification. A collection of sculptural coffee tables and stools carved by hand in volcanic stone and lacquered with an intense blue pigment inspired by the original recipe used by the Mayans.