Art of Diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945 – Present
May 9, 2020 – Sept. 27, 2020
Cultural Encounters featuring paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, and mixed media works by artists with Asian heritage living in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tabago. Highlighting the work of many well-known contemporary artists and their contributions to the major art movements of their times. Historical photographs, documents, and video interviews with living artists provide context to understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of cultural diversity in modern Latin American and Caribbean societies. Inspired by the permanent collection of the AMA ǀ Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States and expanded to include loans from other sources.
With over 50 works of art created in the 19th and 20th century by men and women who migrated from Asia countries to the Americas, visitors can see the impact of migration, mixed racial heritages, and global interchange in modern and contemporary art in Latin America and the Caribbean. By considering the multiple layers of cultural exchange, assimilation, acculturation, and transculturation, Cultural Encounters will enhance our understanding of the complex nature of modern societies like our own south Florida communities. Presenting works by M.P. Alladin, Tikashi Fukushima, Arturo Kubotta, Wifredo Lam, Manabu Mabe, Tomie Ohtake, Kazuya Sakai, Venancio Shinki, Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Eduardo Tokeshi, and Kazuo Wakabayashi among others will demonstrate how their art is the product of multi-directional global dialogues between their Asian cultural heritages and their Latin American or Caribbean identities.
This exhibition was developed and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. in collaboration with AMA ǀ Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Supporting Level Member Reception – May 7 | Member Preview Day – May 8