NAFA and the Embassy of Peru in Singapore present the extraordinary work of Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1534–1615) that explores the history of the indigenous people of Peru, Andean civilisation and the Spanish conquest seen through the eyes of an illustrator and historian. The main work of Guaman Poma is his book Nueva Cronica y Buen Gobierno (The New Chronicle and Good Government). This touring exhibition comprises 32 panels of images with accompanying texts reproduced from the original manuscript of his book that was completed in 1615. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala himself wrote the text and drew 398 illustrations by hand. These drawings depicted the ancient ways of the Incas and reflected the original interpretation of Guaman Poma about far-reaching consequences of the Spanish rule. The work was addressed to Spanish King Felipe III, to inform him of the profound impact of the Spanish conquest and Guaman Poma’s recommendations to improve the rule of the new colonial territories. This work also is known as one of the most distinctive and historically reliable sources of early Peruvian history and culture.
Venue: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When: 18 Mar - 12 Apr 2020, 11am - 7pm (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)