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Dispatches on Latin American art and culture

June 21, 2016

Waja Designs: Part 2

Portal to a parallel world in Makiritare trays

Part 2 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.

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April 29, 2016

Waja Designs: Part 1

Portal to a parallel world in Makiritare trays

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.

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November 16, 2015

Venetian Mosaic

VENICE - “The ego is thus always an inauthentic agency, functioning to conceal a disturbing lack of unity” I read in an artwork by Henrik Olesen in Slip of the Tongue, a curatorial experiment by artist Dahn Vo and curator Caroline Bourgeois presented at Punta della Dogana...

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October 14, 2015

Accumulating Miles, Or Life?

Just because artists might accumulate miles in their frequent flyer accounts, doesn’t necessarily make them traveling artists. What’s certain is that they will accumulate life. The concept of the traveling artist is primarily linked to the 19th and 20th centuries...

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October 9, 2015

The Exotic in the Tropics

PANAMA - The tropical nation of Panama is the bridge between North and South America. Indeed, as the link that has brought the continents together for millions of years, today it is home to a blend of ecosystems that can be seen across the entirety of this small territory.

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