Beatriz Cortez, Ilopango, The Volcano That Left

The ancient volcano Ilopango is reimagined in this welded steel sculpture.

Beatriz Cortez, Ilopango, The Volcano That Left, 2023, hammered and welded steel, 12 feet high (© Beatriz Cortez, commissioned by EMPAC–Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Storm King Art Center, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker


Additional resources

The Volcano that Left on Beatriz Cortez’s website

This work at the Storm King Art Center

This work at EMPAC, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

Watch “Beatriz Cortez’s Cosmic Art Transcends Time & Space” from PBS

Watch “Beatriz Cortez: The Volcano That Left” from The Brooklyn Rail

Matt Stromberg, “Nomadic Volcano Sculpture Lands at Storm King,” Hyperallergic (2023).

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Beatriz Cortez, Ilopango, The Volcano That Left," in Smarthistory, November 15, 2023, accessed May 18, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/beatriz-cortez-ilopango-the-volcano-that-left/.