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An Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Significance of the Festive Object

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Installation view of Roberto Benavidez's sculptures and Isaias Rodriguez, “resilience” (2021). Photo by Madison Metro, Craft in America. All images courtesy of Craft in America, shared with permission
A ubiquitous decoration at birthdays and family celebrations, piñatas are conventionally associated with fun, festivity, and of course, their potential to split open and release candy and other treats. Now on view at Craft in America , a group exhibition re-envisions the party staple by connecting it with contemporary practices that extend the playful artform's capacity for social and...
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