The lives surrounding Lake Atitlan - Karina Illovska Solo Exhibition - Head On Festival 2017
Official opening : Thursday 25th of May, 6.30pm - 9pm
Opening hours : Monday - Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Dates of exhibition : 24th to the 30th of May
In August 2016, Karina Illovska spent some time beyond the mountains, in the homes of the surviving Guatemalan Mayans and their families who live beside Lake Atitlan.
She travelled into country with the not-for-profit organisation - Mayan Families. Their vision is to assist with the Mayan’s basic needs through sustainable programs that focus on elderly care, nutritional support, education, emergency aid and artisan programs to cultivate the local arts.
Karina witnessed the plight of older people, too often overlooked in aid efforts that naturally focus on children.
Their homes and faces reflect a life suppressed by the Guatemalan Civil War. Entire villages were massacred and the widespread use of forced disappearances led tragically to the Guatemalan genocide.