New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
Exhibition, MAD, New York, USA, until 5 April.
The term ‘new territories’ was used by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce in reference to the state of making in today’s globalised society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft. The exhibition examines this trend in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in design and the arts is emerging today. Explored are collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspeople, artists, and designers, thereby demonstrating how the work that results addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also urbanisation, displacement, and sustainability.