120 x 80cm
Digital foto on cotton paper
“México es el anticristo encarnado”
Lady Kunst shows us, as a Mexican, fear and fear in an indirect way that is mixed in everyday life in Mexico. The Virgin Guadalupe is the figure with the strongest religious strength in the Mexican people.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, commonly known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is a Marian apparition of the Catholic Church of Mexican origin, whose image has its main center of worship in the Basilica of Guadalupe, located on the slopes of the Tepeyac hill, in the north of Mexico City.
According to the Mexican oral tradition, and what is described by historical documents from the Vatican and others found around the world in different archives, Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared four times to the Chichimeca indigenous Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on the Tepeyac hill, and on one occasion to Juan Bernardino, Juan Diego’s uncle. The Guadalupan story known as Nican Mopohua narrates that after the first apparition, the Virgin ordered Juan Diego to appear before the first bishop of Mexico, Juan de Zumárraga, to tell him to erect a temple for her. Given the skepticism of Juan de Zumárraga, he asked Juan Diego for proof.