Brightly colored pinatas are often a staple at celebrations throughout California likely thanks to the influence of neighboring Mexico. While for many people piñatas represent fun, a San Diego artist uses them to spark conversation.
When artist Diana Benavídez makes piñatas, they aren't meant to be broken. They get put on pedestals. They become sculptures meant to provoke conversations.
Giant tampons. An over-sized can of pepper spray. A drone. Benavídez’s aren’t your average piñatas. Today, a story about an object typically known for its destruction, not creation.
Only Here can you find a San Diego artist packing pinatas with political messages instead of candy.
Artist Diana Benavidez uses piñatas as her main medium for making art. She turns them into sculptures and installations that often comment on feminist and sociopolitical issues, and express her identity as a Mexican-American woman who grew up along the border.
Super contenta que al fin puedo compartir mi practica de arte en español!
Esto fue possible gracias a la colaboracion e increible trabajo deAlpha Studios Ganador del Rosarito Film Festival 2019! (English subtitles available)
Muchas gracias Mujeres Fronterizas por invitarme a platicar en su programa!
Jueves 12 de Septiembre, 2019