Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability

Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability


June 6, 2020 - August 23, 2020

The Museum of International Folk Art and the International Folk Art Market present "Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability." This exhibition explores what we consume, what we throw away, and its impact on the environment and climate change. This show highlights folk artists whose work shines a light on environmental crises and removes materials from the waste stream to create objects of beauty. All of the featured artists are participants in the 2020 International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.

Image caption: 

Cambio Climatico/Ronin Guardian del Agua y la Tierra, 2015

Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano Inuma de Arias

Shipibo Community of Cantagallo, Lima, Peru

Cotton fabric, embroidery floss, beads, seeds, vegetal dyes, paint

Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection FA.2017.29.4

42"w x 40"h

Photo by Addison Doty

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Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia

Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia


December 13, 2020 - February 13, 2022

Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

 

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To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka

To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka


April 11, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy

Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy


October 3, 2021 - July 17, 2022

Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a school-to-prison pipeline initiative https://www.sitesofconscience.org/en/2018/01/brown-v-board-to-ferguson-toolkit/  program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.

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