Think Twice, curated by the Netherlands-based, Mexican-born architect and historian Valeria Vallarta Siemelink, is the largest exhibition of contemporary jewellery from Latin America ever organized and it will tour around the Americas and Europe during the next few years. exhibition wich I have been invited to participate.
Think Twice, “Piénsalo otra vez”, curada por la arquitecta e historiadora Valeria Vallarta Siemelink, con base en Holanda,es la más grande exhibición de joyería contemporánea Latino Americana jamás antes realizada la cual viajará por América y Europa durante los próximos dos años. Exhibición a la cual he sido invitada a participar.
El Museum of Arts and Design (Museo de Arte y Diseño) presenta esta primera muestra de joyería artística contemporánea de América Latina que se ve en los Estados Unidos. La exhibición fue organizada por Otro Diseño Foundation for Cultural Cooperation and Development, y curada por Valeria Vallarta Siemelink. Think Twice muestra más de cien obras de cerca de ochenta artistas latinoamericanos.
This exhibition, featuring over 125 pieces, aims to offer the audience a glimpse of the history of contemporary jewellery in Latin America (through a small collection that contain pieces from the 1940’s and to the 1990’s) and comprehensive view of its development in the last 10 years, by showing the way in which visual artists and jewellery makers born or living in Latin America view and relate, through jewellery, to the continent. The exhibition has been organized in three idle groups (History, memory and Tradition, A Flair for Invention and Latin America as a Source of Inspiration) which, rather than imposing a rigorous system of classification, they attempt to give sense to a broad and diverse selection. So, many of the works that compose this collection could easily fit into more that one of these groups. The collection as a whole reflects the continent’s historical development, dynamic mix of cultures and its socio-political realities, all of which are constantly transforming themselves.