A large scale exhibition of my work is scheduled for Sept 2010 at MACLA, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, in San Jose during the Zero1 Biennial. MACLA has allowed me to use the exhibition to showcase (and kickstart) collaborative works with artisans—and for the first time in my art career, allow me to become a catalyst for social change through the creation of craft. The Chiapas Project, shown below, will serve as Phase 1 of a longer-planned relationship with artisans worldwide, helping to provide dignified wages and setting up new modes of sustaining traditions—the creation of Artists Helping Artisans (AHA!).
For more information on the Chiapas Project and the creation of AHA! please see bottom "Project Info" section.
THANKS! Tanya Aguiñiga www.aguinigadesign.com
Friday, July 23, 2010
Zapatista Women's Coop
Here are a few quick shots of some scarves made by the coop (modeled by the women that made them) which will be used to make some furniture pieces out of...