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June 2017 - Dallas

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SHE HAS A KEEN EYE AND SHARP WIT, WHICH SHE USES TO EXPLORE THE SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTS THAT DEFINE QUOTIDIAN EXISTENCE. Clockwise from top: Pia Camil's Bust Mask Eggshell White, 2016. Artist Pia Camil. A street market in Iztapalapa in Mexico City. Pia Camil's Divisor Pirata, December 14, 2016, Guatemala City. 67 first activated at the Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) in Guatemala City — the country's only contemporary art museum. The large stretch of interconnected T-shirts covered the egg-shaped exterior of the NuMu. On December 14, 2016, the fabric was taken off the building and — much like Pape's Divisor — a wide range of people stuck their heads through the various T-shirt openings and walked in unison through the streets of Guatemala City. Last month, the same invitation to walk in Camil's work was extended to Dallasites during a collaborative event with Soluna, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's arts and music festival. One of Camil's massive tarps was de-installed from Dallas Contemporary, and participants walked as one through the Dallas Design District. Pia Camil's "Bara, Bara, Bara," on view through August 20 at Dallas C o n t e m p o r a r y , 1 6 1 G l a s s S t . ,

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