It’s a conversation that transcends borders, cultures and creativity. For ten days, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) hosted Peruvian artists as part of their exhibition “Crafting Memory.” During that time, the artists met and collaborated with artists from New Mexico. Their creations are part of “Community Through Making: From Peru to New Mexico.”
The show is staged in MOIFA’s Gallery of Conscience, an international alliance of museums and historic sites that focus on telling the stories of social justice. The complex and often dark past of Peru finds kinship with events and stories within the borders of New Mexico. Screen printing, plastic weavings, and large murals are all part of this diverse and emotionally-charged exhibit.
Audiences are encouraged to visit more than once, as curators plan to rotate works throughout the shows run, which will close January 5, 2020.