Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
Colección: Arte y Foto
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America is the first American museum group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design, featuring more than seventy-five designers, artists, craftspeople, and collectives, and surveying the innovative, cross-disciplinary collaborations and new directions in creative production that have been occurring throughout Latin America since 2000.
The focus of this publication and exhibition is the art and design work emanating from key cities that serve as cultural hubs for some of the most pertinent new ideas about art, design and craft, including: Caracas, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Buenos Aires, San Salvador, San Juan, Havana, Mexico City, and the state of Oaxaca.
Collaborations between Latin American designers and indigenous craftspeople are highlighted, revealing dynamic new work that addresses a wide range of issues facing the region, from commodification and production, to urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The essays address the role of the creative sector in economic empowerment in Latin America, and how Latin America, and how Latin American artists and designers contribute to new models of local, national, and international identity and economy.