Primeros amaneceres en la tierra

Primeros amaneceres en la tierra

Primeros amaneceres en la tierra

By Felipe Mujica


Primeros amaneceres en la tierra was the extension, complement, and closing of a project realized in the Dominican Republic, answering to an invitation extended by SINDICATO*. Initally thought as an outdoor exhibition using the land of a private residence in Las Terrenas, a coastal town in the Samaná province, the project was affected by its surroundings, the social, the economy, geographically and even climate-wise – coinciding with a serious drought and high temperatures. Seventeen "curtains" were made by two artisans from the town of Sánchez, Damaris García Amparo, seamstress, and Juan Carlos Javier Dishmay, sign-painter. Besides exhibiting these in the final show some of them were temporally installed in front of houses in the area surrounding Las Terrenas. The houses, built using different materials and techniques and therefore representing a range of styles, have in common a strong and bold use of color as a decorative tool. Sometimes with geometric forms and designs, color works as a distinctive and recognizable element, and by doing so each home gains a unique character. One is left with the feeling that in that place exists an intuitive and popular knowledge of color.

*SINDICATO is a hybrid project managed by ar sts, which combines in the same platform the curatorial and commercial possibilities of an art space. Located in the Dominican Republic, it was founded in October 2015. Currently, it is directed by Laura Castro and Quisqueya Henríquez.\


Published by Felipe Mujico in 2019

8" x 11", Risograph and digitally printed, Perfect bound with screen printed cover

Edition of 125

New York, NY