Newsletter #7: Agenda



Last October 27 the Museum of Popular Traditional Arts of Institute Riva-Agüero, University Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru, inaugurated the textile exposition, “OFFERINGS: Máximo Laura,” retrospective showing of the production of the Peruvian artist, curated by Jorge Villacorta.

This show marks the beginning of the activities commemorating 30 years of Museum of Popular Traditional Arts of this Institute, and remained through the month of December, 2009.

Margarita Guerra Martiniére, Director of Instituto Riva-Agüero; Luis Repetto Málaga, Chief of Museum of Popular Traditional Arts, and Madeleine Burns Vidaurrázaga, National Director of Crafts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Tourism made the exposition presentation.

Lima, October 2009
“In his tapestries the image could be overwhelming by the representation of the world and the lives that agitate within it, and which are presented as the greatest richness contained within—whether a forest or the ocean floor, the skies or the mountains…”
Jorge Villacorta Chávez
Art critic and independent curator of contemporary art.

Translation: Silvia Piza-Tandlich




Yo siempre vivo, Yo nunca muero

Contemporary Textile Art

México City – México, January 28 – April 4, 2010. Franz Mayer Museum.

Exhibtion exclusively of contemporary textile art in Mexico with the theme: Oaxaca.

In a dialogue between experimentation and tradition, Yo siempre vivo, yo nunca muero brings together a multiplicity of discourses expressed through textiles: tapestry (Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales, Gabriel Canales); sisal (Trine Ellitsgaard), written paper (Sara Corenstein), plastic ropes (Georgina Toussaint), free-style (Leticia Arroyo, Carmen Tejada), horizontal mixed techniques (Enna Negrón Laurie Litowitz), aerial tridimensional (Marcela Gutiérrez); inervention in – religious banners (Demián Flores), T-shirts (Mahia Biblos, Rowena Galavitz), bed sheet (Ornella Ridone), metallic mesh (María Luisa Simón); vegetable fibers and paper (Maya Armrein, Sara María Terrazas, Teresa Olabuenaga); mixed media installations (Rosa Luz Marroquín, Yosi Anaya); felting (Maddalena Forcella, Mira Jokic).

The words of the curator are firm:
“Textile Art has not died, but on the contrary, it has always been alive, in constant evolution. Thus, it is my wish, as an artist dedicated to textiles, that this event be the beginning of a new and very important chapter in the history of Textile Art in Mexico.” Complementary events are being organized by the Museum.