Getting Experimental with Design
Thursday, October 23, 2014
New Territories refer to the state of making artistry in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft. We examine and explore this trend as we travel through several South America cities.
DFC, Casual Dinnerware (2013), Orange Crush Fiberglass Wall Console (2013), Rosario Mirror (2013) Installation view at ICFF New York, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Mexico. Photo by David Franco.
Collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers demonstrate how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability.
“I really wanted to focus on young designers, because that’s where I saw new dialogue growing out of tradition and legacy.” -Lowery Stokes Sims
A number of key themes include 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.
Lucia Cuba, Artículo 6, from the series Artículo 6: Narratives of gender, strength and politics (2012-2014) Cotton canvas, thread, digital printing, hand & machine sewing. Courtesy of the artist. Peru. Photo by Erasmo Wong Seoane.
Come explore the exhibition "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America," which runs from November 4 through April 6, 2015 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and discover the trends of South America.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Let me introduce myself. My name is Ramero and I come from the rural mountains of Peru. For those of you who haven't been, it's such a beautiful home! I've always been a wild Ram so a typical day for me consists of taking long walks with friends along the cliffs of Peru in the Andes Mountains.
These walks are usually uneventful except for the one problem that always seems to occur. People consistently confuse me with the goats! Now, don't get me wrong. I have nothing against goats, but there is a huge difference between us and I knew I had to make it known.
So a few months later I saved up some cash and boarded a plane to America, the moment I had been waiting for my entire life! Knowing I still had a lot of work to do, I began researching more on goats. I soon realized that goats and sheep are closely related. They are both of the subfamily, Caprinae. The easiest way to tell a sheep from a goat is by their tails. In goats their tails point up toward the sky. In sheep, they hang down, pointed at the ground.
After I started putting my tail down things began to change, I haven’t been confused for a goat since, and I soon became the mascot for Diseno a beautiful Latin American furniture store in the South End of Boston.