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A conversation with designer and artist Rebeca Méndez and Christina De León, Associate Curator of Latino Design at Cooper Hewitt will focus on the process of organizing the installation Rebeca Méndez Selects, an exploration on humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world and our ties with other species.
The exhibition is framed by the Spanish accounts of Moctezuma’s extensive private aviary housed in Tenochtitlan, which contained thousands of birds from across the Americas. Included in the exhibition is a selection of bird specimens from the National Museum of Natural History alongside objects from Cooper Hewitt’s collection spanning multiple centuries.
Méndez is the recipient of Cooper Hewitt’s 2012 National Design Award in Communication Design.
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