Guillermo Bert y su arte en Nueva York. New Territories

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MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGNSNovember 4, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Dear friends,This has been a terrific year for my Encoded Textiles project. A new show, New Territories is opening this coming week at the Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle, Manhattan.The show will run from November 4, 2014 to April 6, 2015
I will have a presentation on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM.Here is the link for more information: you are in the East Coast, please stop by to see the exhibition.

The Museum of Arts and Design presents the first American museum group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin contemporary design and its confluence with art and traditional crafts in Latin AmericaFeaturing more than 75 designers, artists, craftspersons, and collectives, New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America surveys the innovative, cross-disciplinary collaborations and new directions in creative production that have been occurring throughout Latin America since 2000.The Chilean-born, Los Angeles–based artist Guillermo Bert has been working on a series of tapestries encoded with computer symbols and prompts in collaboration with members of the Mapuche community of southern Chile. He incorporates themes from their traditional stories, poems, and self-narratives using software that translates this information into QR codes. The resulting imagery is developed into a prototype that Bert created with Mapuche weaver Anita Pailamil, and the tapestry is then woven by the Chol-Chol Weavers Cooperative.
Museum of Arts and DesignTuesday—Sunday 10am—6pm
Pay what you wish Thursday & Friday 6pm—9pm2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(btwn 8th Ave. and Broadway)
November 5th, 7 – 9pm
New Directions: The Convergence of Design, Art and Craft in Latin America Today
Join the artists and designers from the newly opened exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America as they present their work as case studies of the confluence of art, design and craft in Latin America today.  Structured in the style of PechaKucha, wherein speakers present 20 slides that are each shown for 20 seconds, this discussion surveys some of the most pertinent new directions in making emerging from this unique region of the globe.

Guillermo Bert



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Guillermo Bert was born in Santiago, Chile in 1959. He holds an advanced Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the Catholic University of Santiago. Guillermo’s work has been exhibited at and collected by numerous museums in the U.S. and South America. He has won multiple prizes, government grants and commissions as well as created a number of public art projects such as permanent murals and installations. His paintings and drawings have been featured on TV programs and movies nationally andinternationally as well as reviewed in major newspapers in the U.S., Japan and Chile. He has worked as Art Director for the Los Angeles Times. Guillermo Bert (Santiago, Chile, 1959). Realizó estudios avanzados de licenciatura en artes de la Universidad Católica de Santiago. Sus trabajos artísticos han sido exhibidos y recopilados por numerosos museos de Estados Unidos y Sudamérica. Asimismo, ha obtenido diversos premios, subvenciones de gobiernos y encargos de trabajos artísticos, y realizado varios proyectos, tales como murales permanentes e instalaciones de arte. Pinturas y dibujos suyos han aparecido en programas de televisión y películas de Chile y del extranjero. Su obra ha sido estudiada por diferentes publicaciones especializadas de Estados Unidos, Japón y Chile. Bert ha trabajado como director artístico de Los Angeles Times.

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