N.N. (Ningún Nombre/No Name)

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N.N. (Ningún Nombre/No Name), detail, 2010 Performative Installation Dimensions Variable © Mandy Cano Villalobos, 2010
N.N. (Ningún Nombre/No Name)

1900 South Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60608
November 10th, 2012 - December 8th, 2012
Opening: November 10th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Mandy Cano Villalobos, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual
free, open to the public


N.N. (Ningún Nombre/No Name), a performative installation by artist Mandy Cano Villalobos, is on view November 10th through December 10th at La Casa Cultura Calles y Sueños.  This exhibition commemorates those who died under the South American dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s.  Engulfed by rusted boxes containing CIA documents, photographs and newspaper clips, the artist retrieves worn images and sews over the victims depicted.  To the side of her, Cano Villalobos amasses a second pile of indistinguishable victims upon the floor.  Her endless task questions the process of healing and remembrance that continues in present-day Chile, Argentina, and Brasil, among other countries.  The artist also brings to light U.S. and Latin-American relations, both then and now. 

An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 10th, 7-9pm at Calles y Sueños, 1900 South Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60608.  Performances are scheduled during the opening, on November 16th and 17th at 7pm and December 10th at 7pm.  For more information, call 773-208-0553, or contact Calles y Sueños-Chicago at


About Calles y Sueños-Chicago:  Calles y Sueños-Chicago is an autonomous project headed by Christina Obregon, and co-coordinator Juan Carlos Bueno both who are cultural activists and advocates of the Pilsen community, who work to provide an alternative space for local and international artists, musicians, poets, and activist. The project has provided the Pilsen community with exhibitions, performing arts, music, film and cultural workshops with regard to the understanding that where there is a need there lies an opportunity for those passionate about change.