Art and Ideas from Latin America
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Part 1 of 2 of Charles Brewer-Carias’ introduction to the artistry of wawa basketry produced in the Amazonas region of Venezuela. The baskets’ seemingly abstract designs are actually expressions of the Watunna, the creation epic of the Makiritare people who weave them. More

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Juan Acha's Creative Engagement: "Paper and More Paper" (1969)

In his work in Perú in the late, turbulent 60s, Juan Acha relinquished the traditional role of critic to become implicit in the collective cultural production he encouraged, and was one of the first to experiment with curatorial formats. However, as Miguel López notes, political circumstances resulting in Acha's abrupt departure from Perú soon after resulted in the relative neglect of Acha's work from this time. More

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