A project in collaboration between UNHATE Foundation and El Museo del Barrio.
On April 3th, the “Out of Place” project has started in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, an art museum and a cultural education center in New York. El Museo del Barrio is also a New York leading Latino cultural institution, presenting and preserving the art and culture of the Latin American-Caribbean communities in the United States.
The project promotes educational, artistic and awareness activities on the integration of the Latin American-Caribbean culture and young Latin communities in New York.
The project is addressed to young people, with the aim to increase, through art, their acceptance of differences and develop their mutual integration.
Through artist activities, including multi-session photography workshops, young people are taught how to use the language of photography to explore, understand and express their position in the world.
UNHATE Foundation is contributing to finance :
• multi-sessions photography workshops with the Argentinian photographer Sol Aramendi and a museum educator, who are working closely to 10 young people and are teaching them ways of translating their cultural identity into photography.
While exploring photography tips, tricks and techniques, participants are encouraged to “make images” that are reflective of their diverse real-life experiences. These images will be shared in group sessions and they will be used as starting point for dialogue.
•a culminating public exhibition that will be a event showcasing the digital artwork of the young people. The event will have a live performance, where the exhibition will be presented through public events at El Museo del Barrio.
El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 by the artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz with the support of a group of Puerto Rican educators, artist and others in east Harlem’s Spanish-speaking El Barrio. Ortiz noted that mainstream museums largely ignored Latino artists. Since then, El Museo has evolved into New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, having expanded its mission to represent the diversity of art and culture in all of the Caribbean and Latin America. As the only museum in NYC that specializes in representing these cultures, El Museo has a significant impact on the cultural life of the city.
Along with its exhibitions, El Museo has one of the most comprehensive Permanent Collections of Latino, Latin American and Caribbean arts in the country.
El Museo is also New York’s leading provider of education in Caribbean, Latino and Latin American art and culture, educating the public about both Latino cultural issues and broader universal themes underlying the art in its Collection and exhibitions.
For more information on El Museo del Barrio: www.elmuseo.org