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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense


Brown Blender

Margarita Cabrera, 2011

vinyl, copper wire, and thread
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.35.1a-d
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera

vinilo, cable de cobre e hilo
Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo a través de Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.35.1a-d
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera



White Coffee Maker

Margarita Cabrera, 2011

vinyl, copper wire, and thread
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.35.2a-d
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera

vinilo, cable de cobre e hilo
Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo a través de Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.35.2a-d
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera



Black and Grey Toaster

Margarita Cabrera, 2011

vinyl, copper wire, and thread
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Frank K. Ribelin Endowment, 2012.36
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera

vinilo, cable de cobre e hilo
Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo a través de Frank K. Ribelin Endowment, 2012.36
© 2011, Margarita Cabrera




Cabrera’s vinyl sculptures take the form of appliances assembled in Mexican factories and sold to U.S. consumers. She sewed each sculpture in a process that echoes factory labor. The strings used to bind the vinyl are left long and exposed, reminders of the labor involved in producing appliances found in many American homes.
Las esculturas de vinilo de Cabrera toman la forma de aparatos electrodomésticos ensamblados en fábricas mexicanas y vendidos a consumidores estadounidenses. La artista cosió cada escultura evocando el proceso de manifactura de las fábricas. Los hilos usados para unir al vinilo se dejan largos y a la vista, para recordar la mano de obra que produce estos aparatos típicos de los hogares estadounidenses.


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