Cultural Encounters

Art of the Asian Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean
1945 - Present

Opens October 23, 2020


Tukashi Soeki Irod

On display in the main level galleries, this exhibition uses modern and contemporary art to consider how migration from China, Japan, India, and Indonesia influenced cultural exchange and fusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The artists in this presentation reveal their countries relevance to global art dialogues, while also exploring the multifaceted nature of their identities and cultural heritage. Overall, Cultural Encounters presents a typically underrepresented period in art history, and sheds light on the Asian Diaspora s contributions to Latin American and Caribbean art and culture.

Cultural Encounters: Art of the Asian Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1945 "Present was developed and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in collaboration with AMA l Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States, Washington, DC.

Tikashi Fukushima, Verde (Green), 1972, 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