Women In Print: Latin America

  • The 8th Floor 17 West 17th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

May 19, 2016 from 6-8PM at The 8th Floor at the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

Guttenberg Arts to Present Panel Discussion on the Impact of Women in Printmaking in Latin America
May 19, 2016 from 6-8:30PM at The 8th Floor.

Guttenberg Arts is pleased to present our second annual panel “Women in Print: Latin America”, Thursday May 19th, 6-8:30pm with thanks to Shelley and Donald Rubin, who are graciously sharing their gallery and event space, The 8th Floor. Women in Print: Latin America is the second in a series of panels that aims to create awareness and impact and change to global dialogs. With additional support from POWarts (Professional Organization of Women in the Arts), this seminal panel focuses on Latin America to open new conversations among curators and artists. Our panelists include; Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio; Dr Iria Candela the 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.

Through this open dialog, we will examine the growing cultural force of woman run institutional departments and studio practices and their global impact. As well as examine issues surrounding, but not limited to; politics and material use, displacement/migration/dislocation, identity construction and otherness, labor/domesticity/gender and how these issues are integrated into a movement towards highly experimental projects that are rebelling against traditional notions of craft that are all driven by women today.

In addition, there will be a free accompanying printed brochure for the attending audience, courtesy of Remco Press. It includes panelists information; photos, bio and text, with additional images for the audience to refer to as the panelist in engaged in specific topics and dialog.The panel is free and open to the general public. The public is welcome to ask questions and connect directly with the panelists before and after the event. There will be a wine reception courtesy of the Chelsea Wine Vault.  

Participating organizations; Guttenberg Arts: www.guttenbergarts.org, The 8th Floor:  http://the8thfloor.org/, POWarts: www.powarts.org, Chelsea Wine Vault: http://www.chelseawinevault.com/, Remco printing: http://www.remcopress.com/