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The current exhibition at MAD New York (November 4th, 2014 to 6th April 2015), ‘New Territories, Laboratories for design, Craft and Art in Latin America’, owes it title to a consideration of Gaetano Pesce, forever dedicated to exploring new areas of creativity, and turns its attention to the state of art in Latin America, exploring the cooperation between small factories and creative artists, the work of artisans and self-producing designers. Organised by the editor of Mad, Lowery Stokes Sims, in collaboration with Adriana Kertzer, the exhibition focuses on the widespread Latin American practice of recycling and recovery, revealing how a particular vision of everyday things, abandoned and discarded, can produce works of art. The chosen works say a lot about local culture and the creative Latin American disposition, revealing, as even in the global era, localness has its own distinct character. The “glocal”, virtuous contamination between local and global, theorised by sociologist globetrotters, is yet to come. The creative artists of the Southern world still retain the wonder of a world younger than old Europe and produce unpredictable artefacts, very local.

gt2p krina latin america art
Ines Carter and gt2P have "stitched" horse hair on a model previously done in 3D to give shape to their "Krina", displayed at the exhibition "New Territories, Laboratories for design, Craft and Art in Latin America" still in progress at MAD in New York.
La ciudad frondosa - latin american art
Chiachio & Giannone designed in 2012 the tapestry "Ciudad Frondosa" hand-embroidered with threads of cotton, wool and rayon that recalls the Argentine territory.
Rodrigo Almeida latin american art
The Brazilian Rodrigo Almeida interprets perfectly the theme of recycling, using brushes to build his lamp "Servant Lamp from Slaves Series".
Carbon steel bolts are the material that was used by Leo Capote to build his chair "Bolts Tulip Chair".
Orlaineta Edgar latin america art
The curator of MAD, Lowery Stokes Sims, in collaboration with Adriana Kertzer, embraced the idea of Edgar Orlaineta, who for his work takes advantage of everyday objects and turns them into sculptures.
Pine, bottles, brass and LED lights are the materials that Studio Swine chose for the lamp "Cactus"

The current exhibition at MAD New York (November 4th, 2014 to 6th April 2015), ‘New Territories, Laboratories for design, Craft and Art in Latin America’, owes it title to a consideration of Gaetano Pesce, forever dedicated to exploring new areas of creativity, and turns its attention to the state of art in Latin America, exploring the cooperation between small factories and creative artists, the work of artisans and self-producing designers. Organised by the editor of Mad, Lowery Stokes Sims, in collaboration with Adriana Kertzer, the exhibition focuses on the widespread Latin American practice of recycling and recovery, revealing how a particular vision of everyday things, abandoned and discarded, can produce works of art. The chosen works say a lot about local culture and the creative Latin American disposition, revealing, as even in the global era, localness has its own distinct character. The “glocal”, virtuous contamination between local and global, theorised by sociologist globetrotters, is yet to come. The creative artists of the Southern world still retain the wonder of a world younger than old Europe and produce unpredictable artefacts, very local.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.