In Conversation with Maximiliano Mamani
Maximiliano Mamani is an artist from the Argentinean Andes who gives life to “diverse drag queen” Bartolina Xixa. Bartolina’s performances examine LGBT constructs, colonialism and conceptions of gender and sexuality. Marie-Louise Stille spoke with Mamani for C&AL about his vision as an artist and a performer and about his participation in the 11th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art.
This edition entitled The Crack Begins Within is a testament to the artists, their powerful collective stories and a acknowledgement of the cracks in the system, of those broken by it and their struggles. Take a look at the installation at Gropius Bau.