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Sunday, February 10

Washington Post Conscience of Their Culture: "Sometimes such socially and politically conscious works seem too earnest to bear. When Peruvian Carlos Runcie Tanaka decries the state of the world, good intentions devolve into hand-wringing. His pair of ceramic brown spheres, almost two feet across, bear exhortations across their faces in English and in Spanish. Sentiments range from the well-intentioned ('No more fighting'; 'No more authoritarianism') to the questionably feasible ('No more unemployment'; 'No more inaccuracy') to the Huh? ('No more edges'). Tanaka's lengthy request list could use a dose of subtlety." Lika Mutal's works receives a mention in this article about an exhibit at the Inter-American Development Bank's gallery.



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