Transcomunalidad is an exhibition held at the Museum of the city of Mexico.
Originally scheduled to end on November 15th 2013 it is now set to end on January 2014 and features moko jumbie costumes and other pieces of mas art from Trinidad, Mexico, and other Latin American, and Caribbean countries.
The exhibition explores not only how these costumes are made, but how they are used in modern society as tools of tradition,protest,expression and identity.
Hector Meneses Director of the textile museum of Oaxaca talks about the Transcomunalidad exhibition.
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Laura Anderson Barbata
Entrevista con Hector Meneses - Director del Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Copyright. NK STUDIO SA DE CV 2013
"This exhibition includes 64 pieces of Mexican multidisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata conducted over 10 years together with different groups of artisans and stilt of Mexico and the Antilles.In collaboration with New York artists, Laura Anderson shows all the color of Mexican culture and Latin American pieces made with reused materials (such as compact discs and various bits of textiles), feathers and natural fibers.
A room dedicated to Trinidad and Tobago shows the splendor of their culture through festivals and traditions. In another room we see the costumes made during protests on Wall Street, New York, in December 2011. In the rest of the show, Anderson let it shine all the sumptuousness of the craftsmanship of Oaxaca, Jalisco, Chiapas and Mexico. is an explosion of cultures in which contemporary art and ancient art practices merge to make moving sculptures, performance art, public art and tradition.
Hand in hand with Monica Villegas, curator, Anderson gives us an exciting tour through these two cultures that, if you look carefully, they have many similarities."