Venezuelan explorer and scientist Charles Brewer-Carias talks about how the entwined traditions of basketweaving and storytelling both relate to the creation epic of the Makiritare people of the Amazonas.
In her assessment of Chile’s cultural climate, Alejandra Villasmil regrets that art is not adequately valued there as an agent of change and enrichment, yet also finds many examples in Santiago’s art scene of the beneficial effects of independence from official systems of support.
Luisa Fuentes Garza shows us San Salvador whose current art scene has rewoven the broken threads of the city's disastrous past into a strong cultural present. Collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and socially relevant efforts find their home and audiences in the resignified spaces of San Salvador’s ruins and empty lots, private apartments and public streets, subversive publications and independent art schools. More
In a booming Latin American art world where speculation tends to be predominantly financial, Lucas Ospina offers a different kind of speculative view as he considers art’s future in the face of the successes and failures of the middle class. More
Poet Frank Báez guides us along the path that the film “Dolares de arena” traveled from book translation to its film adaptation to its distribution via Netflix, in which Las Terrenas, DR, has a starring role along with the movie's talented human cast. More
Sandra Pinardi offers a concise look at four notions pervasive in contemporary art – allegory ,archive, montage and appropriation – that act as “combinatorial elements” in art theory’s space of transit. More
One of the questions we are most often asked at the CPPC is about where the collection may be seen. Now you can see the location of our artworks on the interactive map we’ve developed to help you follow the collection as it travels the globe! More