Rockefeller Center Celebrates Mexican Culture With Art – NBC New York (47)

The track of the Rockefeller Center, or the Rink, known for being surrounded by 193 flags representing the individual countries of the United Nations, it is now adorned with more than 700 personal garments brought from Mexico City that were collected by the artist Pia Camil.

The installation titled “Pull Out Your Rags To The Sun”, or“Air Out Your Dirty Laundry”the artist’s largest to date, uses these garments to represent the stories of the people from whom they were collected and which were recorded at the time of collection.

The installation will be until June 12.

Pia Camil is a visual artist based in Mexico. Her paintings, sculptures and installations emphasize the importance of community and are often done in collaboration with local manufacturers. The theme of her work focuses on rural/urban contexts with a formal but critical dialogue with modernism.

This installation is part of an exhibition by the MASA gallery at Rockefeller Center that celebrates the best of contemporary Mexican art and design throughout the Rockefeller Center campus from May 5 to June 24.

The Mexico City-based platform holds its first exhibition in New York, with the inauguration of “Intervention/Intersection” in Rink Level Gallery and in Center Plaza. A free event to the public. Organized by Mexico City curator Su Wa, the exhibition features works by exclusively Mexican-resident artists, architects, and designers, along with important historical works that complicate and expand the Mexican canon, as well as a public installation by Mexican artist Pia Camil in the masts that surround The Rink.

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