IMAGE: Guadalupe Maravilla, Mariposa Relámpago, 2023. Courtesy of Guadalupe Maravilla and P·P·O·W, New York. © Guadalupe Maravilla

Sculpture Unveiling Reception

Celebrating Guadalupe Maravilla’s Mariposa Relámpago

Make your way to Laguna Gloria and wander down into the lower meadow for an evening reception celebrating the unveiling of artist Guadalupe Maravilla's Mariposa Relámpago. Nested amongst the canopy of trees the artist will be present to activate the bus, which is the artist's largest sculpture to date and acts as both a shrine and a sound healing instrument.

Nyam Sunshine Cuisine will be on-site selling delicious Caribbean Latino fare. Complimentary drinks will also be on offer, sponsored by LALO Tequila and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Come and experience this special new temporary addition to Laguna Gloria, the second stop on its journey across Texas. Free and open to the public, family and children friendly!

This reception is presented in conjunction with the installation Mariposa Relámpago on view through at Laguna Gloria November 3, 2024. Learn more about the project and the artist here.

Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago is commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Mariposa Relámpago will travel to venues across Texas through a partnership between organizations including Ballroom Marfa, The Contemporary Austin, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. The Contemporary Austin's presentation is organized by Alex Klein, Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Save the date for sound ceremonies presented in conjunction with the sculpture. For more information, visit our events page.

For accommodation requests, please email salexander@thecontemporaryaustin.org.