Tag: Latin American/Caribbean art

Curated by: Clement Hanami with Miho Hagino, Kris Kuramitsu, Michiko Okano, Jaime Higa, and Claudia Sobral

Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Los Angeles, September 17, 2017–February 25, 2018

Reviewed by: Marco Katz Montiel, PhD, Research Fellow, Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Curated by: Alexandra Chang and Steven Y. Wong, in coordination with Mar Hollingsworth

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–February 25, 2018; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: I. A. Choudhury, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Discourses of health, hygiene, and progress—visual and textual—provide the primary metric with which to recalibrate thinking about the Panama Canal enterprise and zone as an ecology located at the nexus of intersecting discourses.

Consider the humble raisin. In a world where foodstuffs are increasingly dissociated from their place of origin, why does the raisin continue to be associated with one locale, when they are in fact grown globally, from Chile and Argentina to Turkey? We should ask why when we “think raisins” do we “think California,” as an oft-repeated advertising mantra instructs us?