We’re ever so excited to be part of this exhibition in Mexico! If you happen to be in town it looks pretty amazing. We should have some official pics soon, in the meantime many thanks to Jorge and ElBaron for these great pics! Here’s the bumf about the show :):)
“PiÃ±atas design exhibition based on characters from 30 designers, artists and illustrator guests from around the world. The piÃ±ata’s associated with the Latino culture, but historians point to Asia (especially China) as its actual point of origin. Itâ€™s supposed that the famous traveler Marco Polo’s visit to that nation, he saw how the Chinese created colorful animal figures covered with paper, which is hung with ornaments, and were used in the New Year celebrations. As a good observer, Polo brought Europe the idea of these early piÃ±atas.
Although housed in various regions of their religious significance, today, is considered a symbol of fun and entertainment. Between contemporary design of characters and this popular tradition the project aims to let ourselves be surprised by the unexpected results arising from the interpretation of these characters by Mexican artisans who made them. And give the viewer a particular facility where the 30 piÃ±atas “design” reflect the contemporary look of mixtures, juxtaposition and appropriation, in this case an object culturally ingrained in Latin America.”
February 15, 2010 by wearetado