Meet internationally renowned Japanese artist Kimiko Yoshida and discover her evocative imagery based on elaborate self-portraits. Exhibited for the first time in Merida, Yucatan, her work calls for pertinent questions as to the role of women in modern society, and is strongly driven by feelings of transformation. It is a great honor and privilege to have the presence of Kimiko Yoshida for the opening of Centro Cultural la Cúpula.
In this new series, Yoshida interacts with her own printed self-portraits with acrylics as if the canvas were Rorschach’s paper tests. In erasing the visible, silence takes into words, the abstract speaking through it. In a contemporary battle, the abstract figures, colorful paint over her selfportraits, make those invisible and indistinguishable, bringing some intimate light into each hidden image. True Light, Yoshida’s Rorschach series represents the fight against darkness and silence. A vision Leïla Voight, as curator of this exhibition, hopes visitors will experience from within all those unique pieces of art.
Carpenter at heart, parchmenter at work, designer by taste, Mexican artist Ernesto Velázquez A. has been working goatskin as Galuchat parchment for years. Using a very personal technique, Velázquez has achieved unique masterworks that have been appreciated and collected throughout North America. Centro Cultural la Cúpula’s Department of Design consultant, Josué Ramos, shows these works of art together for the first time in the city of Mérida, Yucatán.
The Merida International Brass Festival will delight the audience with a contemporary music concert, accompanied by famous Japanese pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama.
It will be a night to remember.
Ribbon cutting at 7:30 pm followed by welcoming cocktail.
MIBF concert at 8:30 pm.
Food trucks from 9 pm.