The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts supports the exhibition:
Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
At the Museum of Arts and Design
NEW YORK, NY, November 04th 2014 : The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA), a proud sponsor of the Museum of Arts and Design’ New Territories, Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, November 4th. New Territories is the first American museum group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design. Featuring more than 75 designers, artists, craftspersons, and collectives, #NewTerritoriesLab surveys the innovative, cross-disciplinary collaborations and new directions in creative production that have been occurring throughout Latin America since 2000. New Territories, which was curated by Lowery Sims counts with the participation of Venezuelan artists: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Anabella Georgi, Bernardo Mazzei, Carolina Tinoco, Daniel Reynolds, Deborah Castillo, Jorge Rivas, Maria Eugenia Davila, Eduardo Portillo, Maria Antonia Godigna, Raul Cabra, Pepe Lopez, Rodolfo Agrella and Rolando Peña.
About the Exhibition
The term “new territories,” as evoked by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, refers to the state of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design and craft. The exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America will examine this trend in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in arts and design are emerging today.
New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of repurposed materials in strategies of upcycling; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.
For more information about New Territories visit http://newterritorieslab.org
New Territories RELATED PROGRAMMING
New Territories, Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
November 4, 2014 to April 6, 2015
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Curator: Lowery Sims
Nov. 4 | Tuesday
11am Public Opening
Nov. 5 | Wednesday
7 – 9pm New Directions: The Convergence of Design, Art and Craft in Latin America Today
Join the artists and designers from the newly opened exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America as they present their work as case studies of the confluence of art, design and craft in Latin America today. Structured in the style of PechaKucha, wherein speakers present 20 slides that are each shown for 20 seconds, this discussion surveys some of the most pertinent new directions in making emerging from this unique region of the globe.
In partnership with WantedDesign.
Nov. 6 | Thursday
6:30 Curator’s Tour with Lowery S. Sims
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts was founded on June 13, 1990 in New York with the mission of strengthening the ties of friendship between the United States of America and Venezuela through bi-national cultural and social programs. VAEA aims to do this by supporting, including by funding the conduct of activities such as exhibitions, performance, publication, distribution and dissemination of works and information regarding, visual and performing arts in and of both countries, and by providing funding and other support to individuals and organizations including domestic tax-exempt and foreign charitable organizations and otherwise to support and conduct activities in furtherance of VAEA purposes. For more information visit our website www.vaearts.org
ABOUT The Museum of Arts and Design
The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. For more information visit http://www.madmuseum.org
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