MAD Moments with Natalia Arbelaez

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

In these MAD Moments, Chief Curator Elissa Auther is joined by Artist Studios alum Natalia Arbelaez and assistant curator Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy for an online conversation about sculpture, ceramics, and craft.  Hear from the NYC-based artist about her inspirations. Get the insider’s scoop on what’s next for this ceramicist. Ask your questions during Q&A with the artist.

In her sculptures, Arbelaez explores stories of Amerindian identity, women of color, immigration, and colonization through the levity of quirky, sharp-toothed, grimacing figures inspired by Central and South American indigenous ceramics. 

Arbelaez is one of the featured artists in Vizcarrondo-Laboy’s recent exhibition for the Center for Craft, Sleight of Hand, which brings together six contemporary artists using humor in ceramics as a tool of resistance, resilience, and healing, to navigate a range of pressing social issues.

MAD Moments is a series of talks hosted by Chief Curator Elissa Auther and access is free for all Members and Patrons. Not a Member yet? Ticket costs for this edition may be applied to the purchase of a MAD Membership. Please contact to become a part of the MAD family today. 

Ticket purchasers will receive an email confirmation. Please follow the link under “Important Information” to complete your registration with Zoom. 

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