Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art is at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District from July 13 – September 30, 2018.

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Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art

Pacha, Llaqta and Wasichay are Quechua words that describe the relationship of cosmology, architecture and home. Quechua is the Indigenous language of the Andes.

  • Pacha means universe, time, space, nature or world.
  • Llaqta means place, country, community or town
  • Wasichay means to build a house

The idea that we can build a better life through architecture is strong across the Latin world. We see it in the Americas in the translation of Concrete Art concepts into architecture.

Our modern attempts to build a better society generally fail miserably. The natural simplicity of ancient Indigenous ways works better, and we may have to return to these ways as climate change wrecks life as we know it.

The exhibition features work by seven Latinx artists who channel Quechua, Aymara, Maya, Aztec, Taíno and other Indigenous cosmologies:

  • William Cordova (Peruvian)
  • Livia Corona Benjamin (Mexican – American)
  • Jorge González (Puerto Rican)
  • Guadalupe Maravilla (Salvadoran)
  • Claudia Peña Salinas (Méxican – American)
  • Ronny Quevedo (Ecuadorian – American)
  • Clarissa Tossin (Brazilian)

The exhibition is organized by Marcela Guerrero, assistant curator and Alana Hernandez, curatorial project assistant.

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art Tickets


  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors, students and disabilities: $18
  • 18 and under: Free

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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
(at the West Side Highway)
Meatpacking District
(212) 570-3600

The Whitney Museum is located in the Meatpacking District of Greenwich Village. Its east-facing patios offer interesting views of Manhattan. The Meatpacking District is one of New York City’s nightclub districts. You can mix art with an evening out.


Sunday-Monday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:30 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:30 am-10 pm


  • (A) (C) (E) to 14th Street – Eighth Ave
  •  (L) to 14th Street – Eighth Ave


East Side: M1 or M15 to 14th St. Transfer to the M14A to Hudson St – Horatio St.

West Side: M7 or M11 to 14th St

Midtown: M12 to 14th St – Washington St

Crosstown: M14A


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