The weeklong collaboration culminates in two public events. The Museum is joining with AMP Concerts to present a celebration of Lima’s street music, art, and food in in the Santa Fe Railyard on the evening of Friday, June 30. The day includes a free concert by La Chamba, a Peruvian chicha style band from Los Angeles. The Museum will also provide tables set up with live screen printing with the artists, and a pop up art market.
On Sunday, July 1, the Museum will provide artist talks, live screen printing and mobile mural painting.
Saturday, June 30, at the Santa Fe Railyard
Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art
Amapolay is an artist collective in the gráfica popular tradition headed by Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro. Using screen printing and hand lettering as their medium, Amapolay creates posters, t-shirts, and stickers to raise awareness and promote solidarity among internal migrant populations in Lima. The city of Lima has grown exponentially, especially with displacement of communities from rural areas during the years of the Internal Armed Conflict. Often living in shantytowns and other marginalized areas of the city, these communities face economic, cultural and racial discrimination. Through workshops and street fairs, Amapolay works to elevate pride among immigrant youth in Lima and promote the unique culture that mixes rural heritage with urban life.
Amapolay will be collaborating with local artists: Jamison Chas Banks, Heidi Brandow, Moira Garcia, Manuel Ramirez, John Santos, and members of the Alas de Agua collective.
The events are funded by the International Folk Art Foundation and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Director’s Leadership Fund, AMP Concerts, New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2).