Special Projects

Exquisite Corpse

 


Exquisite Corpse is a suite of eighteen lithographs drawn by visiting artists over fifteen years. Collectors can tap into their own creativity and make characters by mixing and matching depictions of a torso, legs, and head.

Paper sizes for each edition are approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with up to 1/6 of an inch difference, on varying types of paper.

Although individual prints are shown below, they are not sold individually.

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Foodie

2015


For Foodie, Tamarind invited local artists Ann Cooper, Kenny Davis, Marne Elmore, Mark Horst, Scott Kuykendall, Valerie Roybal, Andrea Sanchez, and Natalie Voelker to collaborate in the workshop with Master Printer Bill Lagatutta around the theme of food. An exhibition in Tamarind’s gallery concluded the project in Summer 2015. Project funding was provided by Albuquerque’s Public Art Program.

Individual prints available.

Landmarks

2015


For LandMarks, Tamarind Institute brought together Australian Aboriginal artists from the Northern Territory and Native American artists from the United States and Canada to participate in the experience of collaborative printmaking. The project was conceived as an opportunity for the artists to work as a creative community, share experiences and artistic styles, and explore a common spiritual connection to the land.

Native American artists included Chris Pappan (Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux); Marie Watt (Seneca); Jewel Shaw (Cree/Metis); and Dyani Reynolds White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota). Australian artists included Djirrirra Wunungmurra (Buku-Larrngay Mulka), Marie Josette Orsto (Tiwi Design), and Alma Sims (Warkulurangu Art Center).

 

Individual prints available.

 

Trickster

1999


Trickster brought together four San artists of the Naro language group from the Kalahari Desert in Africa and four artists from New Mexico pueblos to share stories and make prints about the popular folkloric figure of the trickster. The sixteen lithographs represent a colorful and varied interpretation of the idea of “trickster,” and refer to a transformation process or the storytelling tradition and its methods of communication.

 Participants included Thamae Setshogo, Xqaiqa Qomatcaa, Cg’ose Ntcoxo (Cgoise), Coex’ae (Dada) Qgam, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Diane Reyna, Felice Lucero, Cg’ose Ntcoxo (Cgoise), Xqaiqa Qomatcaa, Diane Reyna, Thamae Setshogo, Mateo Romero, and Coex’ae (Dada) Qgam. The project was funded by New Mexico Arts, Tamarind Institute, and the Kuru Development Trust.

Individual prints available.

 

Shared Traditions

1998


Shared Traditions, a suite of eight lithographs by four New Mexico santeros/santeras and their sons or daughters, pays homage to traditional art forms of the santero and taps into the deep cultural foundations of the Hispanic community and its Spanish roots.

This project was part of the 1998 UNM College of Fine Arts Arts of the Americas program and was generously supported by the College of Fine Arts Outreach Program.

Shared Traditions suite, $2000. Please inquire to purchase. Individual prints available.

Connections and Re:Connections

2002 – 2004


Funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Connections brought together six artists from former Yugoslavia to encourage meaningful dialogue and promote understanding and cooperation. The visiting artists—from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia—who once lived in the same country are now divided by politics, ideology, and national borders. During their time at Tamarind, they shared their experiences of maintaining lives as artists under conditions of societal disintegration, civil war, economic atrophy, and nationalist rhetoric.

Participants included: Zlatan Filipovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Mirjana Vodopija (Croatia); Tahar Alemendari (Kosovo); Ana Stojkovic (Macedonia); Adam Pantic (Serbia); Damijan Kracina (Slovenia).

As a follow-up to the Connections project, the Trust for Mutual Understanding awarded Tamarind a grant for Re:Connection to continue the dialogue established during the artists’ visit in 2002.

 Individual prints are available.

Odas Y Cantos

1996


For Odas Y Cantos, a selected group of Spanish-speaking artists chose a poem by famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and interpreted it through the art of lithography at Tamarind Institute. Artists included: Enrique Badaro Nadal (Uruguay), Freddy Blanco Chavez (Bolivia), Jose Fernandez Covich (Chile), Oscar Machado Cuevas (Venezuela), Luz Angela Lizarazo (Colombia), Jorge Pineda (Dominican Republic), Nelson Santos (Ecuador), Carlo Spatuzza Medina (Paraguay), and Daniel Zelaya (Argentina).

The project was supported by Citizen Exchanges and the United States Information Agency (now United States Department of State). Typography, letterpress printing, and portfolio box by Katherine Kuehn, Salient Seedling Press.

Odas Y Cantos suite in a portfolio box, $2000. Please inquire to puchase. Individual prints available.

México Nueve

 1985 – 1987


One of Tamarind’s first international projects, México Nueve, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, brought together Tamarind Institute and the Latin American Institute. The artists were selected by a committee comprised equally of U.S. and Mexican nationals, and included artists Alfredo Castañeda, Olga Costa, José Luis Cuevas, Gunther Gerzso, Alberto Castro Leñero, Luis Lopéz Loza, Gabriel Macotela, Vicente Rojo, Roger Von Gunten.

Individual prints by participating artists available. 

 

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