Artist Chiharu Shiota is Japanese, and deeply so, but at the same time she lives a very international life. Her installations and performances address hot issues that question exile, displacement, identity, sickness, and all their respective boundaries of fear and anxiety.
Liminal is the title of the massive retrospective of Leandro Erlich works that took place at the Malba Museum in Buenos Aires during July-August 2019.
Julio Le Parc is considered one the founders of kinetic art, and of op art. Today, at 90 years of age Le Parc has become a living legend. Fittingly, his home country, Argentina, celebrated his anniversary with a blockbuster retrospective at the prestigious Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires. The exhibition is titled Julio Le Parc: A Visionary, and is running from July 19 until November 10, 2019.
Siham Abu Ghazaleh, head of the Palestinian Cultural Center Folklore Committee, organizes the exhibition of Palestinian embroidery, ceramics, and gourmet delicacies that takes place yearly in Kuwait. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the exhibition.
Every March the celebrated Art Dubai Fair takes places in the United Arab Emirates. A vibrant, new city that emerged from the desert a few decades ago and has managed to become one of the top destinations worldwide.
The exhibition “Abdul Qader Al Rais: 50 Years of Art” brings together the evolution of the career of this pioneering figure in the Emirati art scene which somehow mirrors the progress experienced by the United Arab Emirates. Abdul Qader Al Rais beautiful, sensitive works are a testament of the cultural traditions of his country.
The art of Diego Schäfer helps bring government recognition and support to the Enxet tribe of Paraguay.
Historian Roberto Baschetti describes the links between Argentine leaders Juan and Eva Peron with Japan and the Japanese, especially with one of their admirers, Makiko Yamamoto.
For Hayashi, perhaps, plants are an essential part of her narrative as a Paraguayan national; they represent a sense of belonging which does not betray her Japanese ancestry.
Photographer Fernando Ras shares his photo collection with reporter Astrid Walmer in Buenos Aires, discussing the characteristics of Meiji period architecture in Japan.