Visitors to the Museo Larco in Peru learned how to perform self-tests for prostate and testicular cancer by touching the genitals of replicas of pre-Columbian huacos.
Peruvian Artists of Chinese Descent Shed Light on a Long History of Migration
“Chinese migrants arriving in the 19th century didn’t speak Spanish — had no knowledge of the language — and found themselves in an adverse environment,” curator Marco Loo tells Hyperallergic.
Subversive Zines and Local Lore at Lima’s First Independent Book Fair
LIMA, Peru — In early July, Lima’s first independent book fair took place in the municipal square of Barranco, a neighborhood brimming with young artists on pastel-colored bikes and covered in street art that mixes aerosol graffiti with Peruvian patterns and iconography.
The Geometric Origins of Modern Painting in Peru
LIMA, Peru — Geometric abstraction is one of those art movements that, depending on the viewer, either resonates deeply or bores one to tears.
Lima Mayor Orders Murals Destroyed, Outraging Citizens
In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.