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The Hispanic Society: SEMINARS WITH ARTISTS

Jessica Lagunas will discuss a new project “Feather Works” based on her research at the Hispanic Society, mainly in the textile collection. Her research on the collection’s Featherwork Bishop’s Miter and its Pre-Hispanic technique has inspired her to retake, explore, and experiment with feathers, a material she briefly worked in the past. She also has been conducting research on the Mantones (shawls) de Manila.  She is presenting projects with feathers on paper and one on fabric—based on the HSM&L’s (Peony) Mantón. Jessica Lagunas grew up in Guatemala. She presents works that deal with the condition of women in contemporary society. She works with unconventional materials—makeup, hair, perfume, thread—to approach projects that question our relationships with others and with ourselves, and confronting fears by working obsessively in an intricate and laborious way.
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The Hispanic Society of America

The Hispanic Society of America, located on Audubon Terrace, Broadway, New York, provides a free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, through the twentieth century.

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