The Museum of International Folk Art Presents "The Arts of Survival"

artwork: Gurupada Chitrakar - "Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: The Arts of Survival”, (details) 2011 - Scrolls representing the Haitian earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, Mt Merapi in Indonesia and floods in Pakistan  -  Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe. On view in "The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster" until May 6th.


Santa Fe, New Mexico.- The Museum of International Folk Art is proud to present “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster”, on view at the museum until May 6th. “The Arts of Survival” explores how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters: the Haitian Earthquake; Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Gulf Coast; Pakistani floods; and the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. The exhibition features work by folk artists—some of whom have also won a coveted spot at the 2011 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market—with monumental artifacts, poetry, spoken word, and photographic and video documentation to explore the many ways in which a country’s traditional arts and artists rally in times of disaster.