Los Alebrijes en Busca del Sol

Description

In “The Alebrijes in Search of the Sun” a group of Alebrijes, which are traditional wooden Mexican toys of fantastical creatures, embark on a journey to search for the sun after its disappearance from the sky. Being inspired by the ancient Aztec creation myth of the fifth sun, this play, which was commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City and performed at the Queens Museum in 2009, displays cosmic and supernatural events in form of a puppet play.

Images from the play and the exhibition “Toys, Masks, and Stories; a vision of a Mexican artist” in Kuwait, August 2015. Embassy of Mexico in Kuwait and Bayt Lothan Cultural Center.