Fragmentario Presents Textiles from the Onion Society 09-22-2019

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New York Textile Month: Fragmentario and the Onion Society - Studio Visit

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Onion Society presents work from an international and multi-disciplinary group of artists who seek to explore, through the lens of onions, themselves and their cultures.

Using onion skins for color, Liuxu Luo (China), Terumi Saito (Japan), Tess Murdoch (U.S.A.) and Samyukta Easwaran (India), developed original textile and audiovisual work, exploring their own voice through onions, as citizens from countries that dominate the international onion marketplace.

By contrast, audio compilations by Michele Condò (Italy) and Martina Bruni (Italy), imagine the sound of southern Italian onions. Reflecting on the soft power of Italy in the onion landscape, where it cemented an onion brand identity, without being a major producer of the crop.

Audiovisual work by María Elena Pombo (Venezuela) and Griffin Moore (U.S.A.) exploring the shifting demographics of the south of Italy, will also be shown.

Onion Society was inspired by the travels of María Elena Pombo, curator of the show, to the south of Italy and the esteem shown by the Calabrian people for their local Tropea onion, the protagonist of different events she has organized there a La Guarimba Film Festival, where it will be presented in August 2019, before having its American debut in New York in September 2019 during New York Textile Month.

The name of the project is a wink to the cosmopolitan and creative lifestyle of the Café Society from the early 20th century. Website: fragmentario.co/Onion-Society-1

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