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PIÑATAS – THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION

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Start:
October 28
End:
April 30, 2023
 

Amorette Crespo, Zoom Computer, 2021.  Photo: Craft in America, Madison Metro.

A groundbreaking show with more than 80 works by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. PIÑATAS: THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION, is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. Work by traditional piñateros will be featured alongside the creations of artists who reinvent and reinterpret the piñata to form a burgeoning, expressive medium. This exhibition is guest curated by Emily Zaiden, Curator of the Craft in America Center, and is a reimagining of an exhibition featured at the Craft in America gallery in 2021. This exhibition will explore how piñatas are designed, constructed and executed, along with the role they play in modern material culture and in artistic practices. Piñatas of all shapes and sizes will be on view reflecting culture, politics, identity and daily life. Made with humor, biting wit, skilled craftsmanship and innovation this is a vital and constantly evolving field for artmaking.

October 28, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego CA 92102