Free Special Event
Punk Pin!
Send a Message: Make a Button
with Tamara Santibañez
Offered in partnership with the Museum of Arts and Design
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Tickets are no longer available.

Design and make your own version of the classic 1-inch “punk pin.” Worn most often to display allegiance to a band, slogan, or identity, the punk pin often makes a statement. What do you want to tell the world? As you design your pin, the challenge is to distill that message into concise text and a simple image. It’s fun and something easily done with students.

Tamara Santibañez is a multimedia artist living and working in Brooklyn. Her work is rooted in subcultural semiotics, exploring the meanings we assign to materials and accessories. Enlisting inanimate objects to evoke relationship, Santibañez explores the meeting points between power and vulnerability, otherness and assimilation, generational expectations and individual capability. She is the 2019 Van Lier Fellowship recipient at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and her work has been exhibited at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago and in performance at MoMA PS1, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of New York-based independent publisher Discipline Press and editor of the 2018 anthology Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions, and Reconstructions.