Convergence #2 | Digital (English)Regular price €10,00
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Format A4. 120 pages. Published December 1st, 2022.
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Convergence is a biannual magazine dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Its objective is to generate inclusive dialogues and to bring informed perspectives on artists, objects and practices related to these continents.
In Conversation | Ian Kuali’i and Elsa Spigolon
Addressing issues of collecting and cultural heritage surrounding an 18th-century object from Hawai’i identified as a hand weapon.
Best Practice | The Shipibo Conibo Center
Focus on the unique model developed by the Shipibo Conibo Center to connect their artists with the Western art world while supporting Shipibo Conibo lifeways and protecting the environment.
Book Review | Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara by Louise Deglin
A remarkable art book, political manifesto, and exhibition catalog at once.
A Coffee With | Orama Nigou by Garance Nyssen
Tahiti-based designer and artist Orama Nigou explains her approach, goals, and hardships to creating Polynesian textiles.
Exhibition | Challenging the “museum voice” by Louise Deglin
Julia Burtenshaw, assistant curator at LACMA, explains how she curated her latest exhibition “The Portable Universe” in full collaboration with Arhuaco knowledge-keepers from Colombia.
Focus | Mashitolo mwata Zola and the Sculpture of the “Wise Man” by Deborah Dainese
How the archives surrounding a sculpture by Congolese artist Mashitologo mwata Zola can overshadow the depth of meaning and function of this work.
Focus | Viewing the World From South India on a Seventeenth-century Wall Hanging by Saarthak Singh
An exceptional testimony of early global interactions as interpreted by artists in a South Indian workshop on a monumental painted textile.
Portfolio | Gabriela González Leal by Louise Deglin
How Mexican artist Gabriela González Leal turns old soccer balls and paper money into microcosms celebrating history and heritage.
Perspective | La Couleur de l’Art by Agathe Torres and Louise Deglin
The podcast of Mélissa Andrianasolo addresses the need for more diversity in the art world, from the art on museum walls to the people that make its workforce.
Making | Xuezhi Liu: Paper Clay by Agathe Torres
Chinese ceramicist Xuezhi Liu speaks about her art, her technical explorations to mix pottery with other media, and her training in both the UK and China.
Online | Milele Virtual Museum by Louise Deglin
Rwandan artists Meliibees and Canda join forces in this project of virtual repatriation that gathers artists and scholars and encourages interpretative takes on looted objects.
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