In August, we sat down to talk about music, the past, the present, and the future : part 1/3: a conversation with the Peruvian artist Carlos Runcie Tanaka

  • The artworks of the Peruvian artist Carlos Runcie Tanaka, who has his British and Japanese Roots combined in his surname, refer to pre-Columbian ceramics and traditional Peruvian, Japanese and European practices. He represented Peru in ARCOmadrid 2019, the 12th Havana Biennial, the XXVI Sao Paulo Biennial, the 49th Venice Biennale, and the I Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima. In August, we sat down to talk about music, the past, the present, and the future. We discussed how all references of time can be combined into one material. By studying pre-Columbian ceramics, researchers have developed several interpretations about the lifestyle and cosmovision of the ancient Peruvian people. Many of the techniques and motifs included in these traditional practices are still being passed on to communities throughout the country today. This ancestral knowledge is a fundamental element of identity. Therefore, ceramic is a material that has made the generation of historical discourse and the preservation of cultural memory possible. At the same time, ceramics are connected to aspects of our daily life. As objects of daily use (such as mugs, plates and bowls) they contribute to the fulfillment of basic needs. They are also included in ritual and funerary practices. In conclusion, the use of ceramics can be understood not only in a practical sense, but in an artistic sense as well.

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Author:Franciska Nowel Camino
Parent Title (German):The article : Online-Magazin für Kunstwissenschaft
Publisher:Kunstgeschichtliches Institut
Place of publication:Frankfurt
Contributor(s):Carlos Runcie Tanaka
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2019/10/12
Date of first Publication:2019/10/10
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/14
Tag:Carlos Runcie Tanaka; Familie; Handwerk; Identität; Interview; Italien; Japan; Lehm; Peru; Philosophie; Tradition
Page Number:6
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Institutes:Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften / Kulturwissenschaften
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