#Repost @thebiennial with @repostapp ・・・Check out the time-lapse for the awesome installation by @gabrieldawe for #MiTierraDAM at @denverartmuseum almost 65 miles of thread were used for his installation "Plexus no. 36" catch it before October 22!••••#GabrielDawe #timelapse #DenverArtMuseum #ART #DAM
You can have your very own piece of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. Limited-edition prints of Daniela Edburg's "The Plan" are available in #TheShopsatDAM in the Hamilton Building. Edburg photographed "The Plan" during a visit to Colorado, after being inspired by the landscape of the Pawnee National Grassland, northeast of Greeley, and included it in the narrative of her Mi Tierra installation "Uprooted." All proceeds from print sales support acquisitions for the museum's collections. #MuseumShopMonday #MiTierraDAM #DanielaEdburg #DenverArtMuseum #Photography || Daniela Edburg, "The Plan," 2016. Archival ink print; 22 x 34 inches. © Daniela Edburg.
Even though my brother, parents, and I came before the wall was put up, I still became overwhelmed seeing this. A part of the fence from the border that separates Mexico and the United States. Something that causes so much hate, sadness, violence, despair. Every day I know to be thankful for the opportunity I have to be here, but I also can't stop thinking about the events that made us move. Would I be happier in Mexico than I would be here? Would I still have the same values and way of thinking? I don't have the documentation to be deemed an "American" but I also don't feel completely one with my homeland. "Ni de aquí, ni de allá." I used to hear this phrase when I was younger and think it was silly. Now it's starting to make sense. I'm in between. #MITIERRADAM #DESPLAZAMIENTO #DAISYQUEZADA
Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure (performance documentation), 2016, oil on canvas. Part of MI TIERRA: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.•"The idea for my project came after I heard the news about forty three students from Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico who were "disappeared" by the Mexican government for wanting to protest. I responded against the government's actions by transforming myself into blackness, as my own form of protest. Through the performance of Erasure, or painting myself black, I embodied blackness as an idea of not knowing, of loss, of having no identity, of luto (mourning)."•#AnaTeresaFernández #denver artmuseum @AnaTeresaFernandez @denverartmuseum #denver #MiTierraDAM
#TextureTuesday Feature: In Dmitri Obergfell's "Federal Fashion Mart" installation, on view in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, there are sets of praying hands made of plaster with manicured nails featuring patterns, logos and jewelry like those found in Mexican beauty parlors. According to the artist, these sculptures reference the cultural aesthetic and spiritual nature of the Latino immigrant community. #DenverArtMuseum #MiTierraDAM #texture #nailart #Denverart #DmitriObergfell
Early American settlers called bison "bufello" due to the similar appearance. Bison live in North America, buffalo live in Africa and Asia. #europeansettlers would call the animal a buffalo, but in fact, the beautiful being is a: #bison at the #mitierradam #lostnames #forgottenhistory . Thank you @jjleanos for the ongoing adventure and research.
I've got #redrocks right in my living room! Rocks can make a great conversation piece to any mod living room. @magentamalibu your piece at the #mitierradam puts me in a positive thinking, privately fascinated, socially contributing mind frame. It's fascinating how the outside world feels so blocked off when your inside your home. Safe, secure in your own world, but the walls, floor and items which inhabit the inside are all from nature and the outside world.
The @DenverArtMuseum 's blog just posted a short video I recorded with them during my installation of WE WERE NOT ALWAYS FALLEN FROM THE MOUNTAIN. Even though it was only a few months ago it is a sweet reminder of all the things that were going through my head as I was taking on the challenge of creating a giant new work. Take a peek, link in profile! #MiTierraDAM
#TextureTuesday feature: With piñatas as stylistic inspiration, Mi Tierra artist Justin Favela critiques stereotypes by assessing their absurdities and then exaggerating them. For “Fridalandia,” Favela created a massive mural using piñata paper based on paintings by José María Velasco and other Mexican colonial artists. This landscape serves as a backdrop for a re-creation of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul patio garden, as captured in Julie Taymor’s 2002 film Frida. Favela questions perceptions about Mexico and the Americas, translating so-called high art through his use of craft materials to critique imagined symbols of Mexicanidad. #MiTierraDAM #DenverArtMuseum #JustinFavela #pinata #texture @favyfav
With bright piñata tissue, Justin Favela creates Fridalandia, a replica of the gardens of Casa Azul against a backdrop of Volcán Popocatepetl, layering the saturated symbols and popularized perceptions of mexicanidad perpetuated by colonial art and pop culture @denverartmuseum #mitierradam