Women in Print: Latin America
Thursday, May 19, 2016
6 to 8:30pm
Women in Print: Latin America was the second in a series of annual panels organized by Guttenberg Arts, a multi-media studio and artist residency program in Guttenberg, New Jersey. Hosted in Manhattan at The 8th Floor, the exhibition and event space of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with additional support from POWarts (Professional Organization of Women in the Arts), this seminal panel focused on Latin America to generate new discourse among curators and artists.
Through an open and wide-ranging conversation, the panel examined the growing cultural impact of women-run institutional departments and studio practices. The panel also explored issues surrounding, but not limited to: politics and material use; themes of displacement, migration, and dislocation; identity construction and otherness; and the relationships between labor, domesticity, and gender and how these issues are integrated into a movement towards highly experimental projects that challenge traditional notions of craft.
Panelists included Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio; Dr. Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art Modern and Contemporary at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Christina De León, Associate Curator in Visual Arts at the Americas Society; Joiri Minaya, Artist-in-Residence at Guttenberg Arts, Winter 2016 and recent winner of a Joan Mitchell Award for Emerging Artists; and Juana Valdes, Artist-in-Residence at Guttenberg Arts, Summer 2015.