Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Meaning of this Festive ObjectDecember 9, 2021
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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.
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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