Brian Dursum, Director of Lowe Art Museum and Stella M.Holmes, President of The Brickellian, Inc. Announce a Preview Event of “West Encounters East’s Light And Shadows” for Arteamericas 2012.
West Encounters East (WEE) is a project that rethinks the significance of cultural exchange, emigration, ethnicity and diversity by identifying and engaging emerging and established Latin American artists of Asian heritage.
Writer Anna Kazumi Stahl, Ph.D., will speak on “The Japanese Beauty of Shadows,” addressing the Japanese cultural aesthetic as it relates to light and dark.
Denise Mattar, curator of the WEE exhibit and former director of SÃ£o Paulo Modern Art Museum and Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum, will talk about Japanese immigration to Brazil, with an emphasis on this large population’s integration into the Brazilian art scene. She will also introduce and examine the works of seven Latin American artists with Asian heritage: Cristina SÃ¡, Takashi Fukushima, Yutaka Toyota, Kazuo Okubo, Megumi Yuasa, Valeria Yamamoto and Guillermo Ueno.
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