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On Thursday February 5th Casa Quien had its Art Boutique second exhibition opening as a result of its first OPEN CALL for artists. It was an event which consisted of the exhibition and sale of unique masks created by both local and international artists.
Casa Quien is an art space opened and owned by Amy Hussein (former student of the Altos de Chavón School of Design), a place where emerging and established local and international contemporary artists have an opportunity to showcase their work.
Masks Take-Out was an event were 15 emerging and established, local and international designers exhibited their pieces, the exhibition was curated by Raúl Miyar. During the event the artist Mabel Manzano performed a performance piece.
The concept of the event was that the artist remain anonymous until the piece is purchased, then the buyer is granted with an authenticity certificate that will “mask-out” the author of the piece. The pieces have fixed prices depending their category: Miniature USD$25-$50, Medium USD$70-$100, Natural USD$200.
If you missed the opening don’t worry, the exhibition will be open until March 5th. And this will be an annual event!
Casa Quien is located in the historic zone of the colonial city (Ciudad Colonial) of Santo Domingo.
Casa Quien was born in May 2014 as an initiative by Amy Hussein that responds to non-traditional art gallery structures. It has a space formed by the Gallery, the Art Boutique and Artists in Residence Program. The Gallery will present the work of emerging and established local and international contemporary artists. The Boutique Art specializes in original art, prints, books, crafts, curios, one-of-a-kind (unique or produced in limited quantities) products among others for a variety of contemporary artists.
The following images were taken at Casa Quien’s Masks Take-Out event:
Photo Credit: @casaquien on Instagram
For more information on Casa Quien and artist and their pieces in the gallery and the Art Boutique visit the website (click here) or FaceBook site, or follow Casa Quien: @casaquien on Instagram, @casaquien and on Twitter, Casa Quien on Pinterest.