In June 2009, the automobile industry giant General Motors filed for bankruptcy amidst the market crash already taking effect in the United States. The fall of this transnational corporation deepened the financial collapse in the US and beyond, with the majority of its plants and employees residing abroad. For Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo, economic globalization ensures that “the origin of the crisis for some…is the origin of the crisis for all.” Staged 5 years following “the end of an era” for the US automobile industry, Galindo’s performance Big Bang (2014) addresses the increasingly interconnected dynamics of our global age.

Funded by the generous support of members of the Contemporary Visiting Committee, this performance forms part of the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.

This event takes place in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art parking lot, outside the School and Groups Entrance. This is a FREE event. Wednesday nights after 4pm admission is by voluntary contribution. Visit the facebook event page for more details. for more details.

Image: Marabunta (Ants), 2011. Courtesy of the artist.