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“Arte Popular”: The Creative and Critical Power of Latin Americans

“Arte Popular”: The Creative and Critical Power of Latin Americans

Mar 9 - May 30, 2023
National Museum of Ethnology

Overflowing colors and bursting shapes; this is an exhibition of Latin American arte popular. In Latin America sophisticated handicrafts made by common people are known as arte popular. Based on the collection housed at the National Museum of Ethnology, this exhibition showcases a wide variety of arte popular with around 400 items from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south, ranging from artifacts of ancient civilizations to works of contemporary art collectives.  

Ekin - the genius painter from Tosa

Ekin - the genius painter from Tosa

Apr 22 - Jun 18, 2023
Abeno Harukas Art Museum

The Tosa painter Kanakura, also known as the enigmatic genius painter, left behind numerous theatrical screens and other works from the end of the Edo period to the early Meiji period, and was known locally in Kochi for many years by the nickname 'E-Kin-san'. The screen paintings, painted in a style different from that of any other painter of the period, are still displayed at shrines and other places in Kochi for several days during summer festivals, and the horrifying theatrical scenes that emerge from the darkness by candlelight leave a vivid impression on the viewer.