Carrito de Memorias was on display at the Dallas Museum of Art in the C3 Connections visiting artist project space from January 7 to May 14, 2019.
Carrito de Memorias (“Cart of Memories”) is a project inspired by the food carts commonly found across Mexico. These carts often act as a congregational space where the community can share stories and personal experiences over a meal.
In García’s cart, rather than offering food, she provides a menu that invites visitors to reflect on how food preparation and family traditions shape our current understanding of gender. Visitors respond with thoughts on their own cultural traditions through the natural fiber papers provided. These responses will be used to create a series of sculptures which embody the public’s collective memories.
Carrito de Memorias is partially funded by grants from The Onstead Institute and the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts Student Project Award. Construction of the cart was made possible with the equipment provided by University of North Texas’ Fabrication Lab.
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art.
Photos courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art.