Louidgi Beltrame — La huaca pleure


Mixed media

Louidgi Beltrame
La huaca pleure

Ends in about 1 month: January 21 → March 31, 2024

Louidgi Beltrame has been developing a research in Peru since 2012. For the exhibition “La huaca cries”, he is interested in huaqueros or “illegal grave diggers”. They use a set of magical and vernacular techniques to locate burials and their artifacts in the ruins. pyramids and pre-Columbian necropolises called huacas. According to Andean tradition, these sacred sites are people.

The huaquero engages in a relationship of reciprocity with these “other than human” existences in order to attract their good graces and be able to access their treasures. It is said that “the huaca cries” when tears of sand begin to flow over the edges of the exhumed tomb and it threatens to collapse on the clandestine excavators.

Through inks on canvas, photos and recent films, Louidgi Beltrame offers a new reading of this illegal activity and the material and spiritual network that it involves.

94 Val-de-Marne Zoom in 94 Val-de-Marne Zoom out

La Manufacture des Œillets,
1 Place Pierre Gosnat

94200 Ivry s/ Seine

T. 01 49 60 25 06


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Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artist

  • Louidgi Beltrame