50 Piñatas

Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Meaning of this Festive Object

December 9, 2021 0 By Artes & contextos

50 Piñatas

 

All Images © Craft in America.

A ubiquitous decor at birthdays and family celebrations, piñatas are conventionally associated with fun, festivity, and of course, their potential for opening and releasing candy and other treats.

On display at Craft in America, a collective exhibition reviews the basic role of the party, linking it to contemporary practices that expand the capacity for social and political commentary on the playful art form.

 

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Installation perspective of sculptures by Roberto Benavidez (front) and Isaias Rodriguez, Resilience (2021) (behind). Madison Metro photo, “Craft in America”.

Jaime Roriz Advogados Artes & contextos

 

Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration contains approximately 50 works by Mexican and American artists and collectives, which explore the evolution of traditional construction techniques and the broad cultural significance of the object, which goes beyond its Mexican heritage.

The fantastic creatures of the series ofilluminated manuscripts in Roberto Benavidez, for example, address issues of race and sin, while Justin Favela translates the confrontation between American pop culture and Latinx experiences in abstract, framed landscapes. Other works include a huge vial of COVID-19 vaccine by Lisbeth Palacios, the motorized cars of Diana Benavidez that speak of issues on the San Diego/Tijuana border, and a swarm of Monarch butterflies hanging fromRodriguez skirts.

 

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Roberto Benavidez, Illuminated Hybrid No. 3,  (2019). artist photo

 

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Detail by Isaias Rodriguez, Resilience (2021) (behind). Matthew Hermosillo's photo

 

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Justin Favela, Baño de los Pescaditos (from José María Velasco)  (2019). artist photo

 

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Left: Lorena Robletto (Amazing Piñatas), Alebrije Installation  (2021). Right: Lorena Robletto (Amazing Piñatas), Seven Point Star Installation (2021). Photos by Madison Metro, Crafts in America

 

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Roberto Benavidez, Illuminated Hybrid No. 5 (2018). Photo by Madison Metro, Craft in America

 

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Left: Giovanni Valderas, In Hay Pedo (Canary Islands)  (2016). Photo by Giovanni Valderas. Right: Lisbeth Palacios (All Party Art), COVID vaccine   (2021). Madison Metro Photo, Craft in America

 

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Diana Benavidez, installation view of Border Crosser  and La Pinche Migra  (from the series Cross-Border Vehicles) (2021). Madison Metro Photo, Craft in America

This article was translated from the original in English by software


The original article An Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Significance of the Festive Object, was published @ Colossal
The original article An Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Significance of the Festive Object, appeared first @ Colossal


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