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Upcoming Exhibition

No Ocean Between Us

February 12, 2021–May 09, 2021

Cowden Gallery

Tomie Ohtake, Untitled, 1968, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.


No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & The Caribbean, 1945–Present features approximately 75 works of modern and contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists of Asian descent. This exhibition highlights artists whose work reflects the global dialogues between their Asian heritages and their Latin American or Caribbean identities, as well as the major artistic movements of their times. Included in the exhibition are paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and mixed media works by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
 
No Ocean Between Us provides context to understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of cultural diversity in modern Latin American and Caribbean societies. The exhibition allows the viewer to explore how an artist’s unique experience of migration shaped their work. Inspired by the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, the exhibition features works by Brazilian artists Manabu Mabe, Tomie Ohtake, Yukata Toyota, Tikashi Fukushima, and Kazuo Wakabashi; Argentine artist Kasuya Sakai; Peruvian artists Venancio Shinki, Arturo Kubotta, Carlos Runcie Tanaka, and Eduardo Tokeshi; Trinidadian artist M.P. Alladin; Mexican artist Luis Nishizawa; Cuban artist Wifredo Lam; and Surinamese artist Soeki Irodikromo.

Exhibition Gallery

Manabu Mabe, Agonia (Agony), 1963, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection. Gift of Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho.

Wilfredo Lam, Retrato, 1982, lithograph. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection. 

Tikashi Fukushima, Verde (Green), 1972, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

M. P. Alladin, Las Palmas (The Palms), 1973, acrylic on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Jarron (Vase), 1988, clay. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Arturo Kubotta, Cosmic Sedimentation, 1963, mixed media. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection. Gift of Bernice Weinstein.

Manabu Mabe, Solemn Pact, 1980, acrylic and oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Wilfredo Lam, Untitled, 1965, charcoal and pastel. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Venancio Shinki, Tierras Bien, c. 1968, oil on canvas.  © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Vessel Object, 1989, clay. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Tomie Ohtake, Untitled, 1968, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection.

Soeki Irodikromo, Untitled, 1986, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection. Gift of the Government of Suriname. 

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