Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America
New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of recycled and repurposed materials and objects; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.
New Territories is organized by MAD’s Acting Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims and Adriana Kertzer, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager. It follows MAD’s groundbreaking 2010 exhibition The Global Africa Project, which presented new craft, design, and art that transcended nationality and regionalism in its presentation of the new nomadic paradigm of African identity. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, full color catalogue that will be published in separate English and Spanish editions by Turner Libros of Madrid and Mexico City.
Major support for New Territories: Laboratories for Art, Craft and Design in Latin America is provided by the Ford Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Additional support is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts and The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation.
#NewTerritoriesL | @NewTerritoriesL
Curatorial Advisory Committee
Susana Torruella Leval
Ana Elena Mallet
Nessia Leonzini Pope
Mari Carmen Ramírez
Magdalena Gruneisen, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager
Antonio Sánchez Gómez, Curatorial Intern and Exhibitions Assistant
Alex Montane, Curatorial Intern
Special Thanks To
In Conversation: Lowery Stokes Sims on New Territories, Cuban Art News:
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America includes the work of three Cuban artists: Ernesto Oroza, Carlos Garaicoa, and Coco Fusco. Exhibition curator Lowery Stokes Sims talks about the exhibition, how it’s organized, and how Cuba fits into the picture.