Nov 20, 2020
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. She is a curator and writer focusing on the intersection of craft and contemporary art, with a particular interest in increasing the visibility of artists of color. She is currently the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, where she has helped organize over twenty exhibitions, while also managing MAD’s Burke Prize for contemporary art.
In our interview we talk about her curatorial fellowship at the Center for Craft and the accompanying exhibition Sleight of Hand. The exhibition brings together six contemporary artists using clay who create humorous, quirky, or anthropomorphized objects in clay, centered around complex issues of race, gender, and immigration status, among other pressing social and political realities of our day. The exhibition is on display in Asheville, NC now until January 22, 2021 and features Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Natalia Arbelaez, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Yvette Mayorga, Woody De Othello, and Maryam Yousif. For more information visit www.angelikvizcarrondo.com or www.centerforcraft.org/exhibition/sleight-of-hand.