“The Story of a Horse That Was Quite Beautiful”
The world is still coming to terms with the Venezuelan refugee crisis, the largest recorded refugee crisis in the the Americas. Even during a crisis, there’s a place for humor, childhood wonder, and dolls. “The Story of a Horse That Was Quite Beautiful” will bring that to a public Zoom call this weekend. The event is part of Fabiola Delgado and Faride Mereb‘s Notions of Exile exhibition at Washington Project for the Arts, which runs through March 15. Delgado will be performing an interactive reading of some humorous short stories from Aquiles Nazoa‘s The Private Life of Rag Dolls, a work published in Venezuela in 1975. After the reading, there will also be a doll-making activity for participants young and old to express their stories through dolls made of everyday materials. Delgado is an independent curator, creative consultant, and program specialist at the Hirshhorn, and Notions of Exile is a virtual exhibition that investigates the artistic, cultural, and sociological impacts of the Venezuelan refugee crisis. The project has gathered many artists from the Venezuelan diaspora and is hosting exhibitions throughout 2021. This weekend’s performance will be conducted in Spanglish. A PDF with a list of materials and instructions will be sent before the event. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27. Registration is available at form.jotform.com. Free.