Dancing with Devils

Dancing with Devils

The exhibition which was displayed in the Barnett Center Collaboratory during the 2022 fall semester and 2023 spring semester featured Latin American festival masks and documentary photographs of the Diablada de Píllaro (Devils Dance of Píllaro, Ecuador). The masks on display were provided by the Kawsay Ukhunchay Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Arts and Cultural Artifacts Research Collection at The Ohio State University, crafted by Italo Espín and donated by Ohio State alumnus Mark Gordon. The documentary photographs were taken by Ohio State Photojournalist Leonardo Carrizo. 

For more information about the visiting artists and events visit the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Themes page here. Click here to learn more about the Kawsay Ukhunchay Collection. Click here to learn more about the Center for Latin American Studies. Click here to be redirected to the exhibition's blog, and for comprehensive information on the exhibition itself click here and select "Diablada Masks Collection and Dancing with Devils Exhibition.

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Below are a few videos about the exhibition and the history of Diablada de Píllaro!