Paraguayan artist Teresita Gonzalez has made a 5 minute documentary video about Hospital de Clinicas. In existence for 117 years it is the primary charity hospital in Asuncion and always packed with people in need of health services. Teresita’s black and white photographs tell the story. There is an interview near the beginning which if you don’t speak Spanish might seem a bit long but it is worth watching to the end.
Kansas Paraguay Partners, our southern partners CPK and the US-Paraguayan binational center (CCPA) are working together to conduct a national Paraguayan art competition. The focus is on young Paraguayan artists in the areas of painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. The winner will receive English instruction (if necessary) through CCPA, travel to Kansas through an education and culture travel grant and work with artists in Kansas. Amber Hansen a Lawrence artist, University of Kansas instructor and KPP member traveled to Paraguay through a POA travel grant to participate in the judging of the contest. Below is a poster for the event.
Check out these gorgeous photos from a performance by the Paraguayan Mimbipa Ballet troupe that took place in Cairo, Egypt. Enjoy!
From The Latin Kitchen comes Paraguayan food via a restaurant in New York.
Check out this cool sculpture at the Venice Biennale submitted by Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura
Here is another piece about Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay from Ireland. It seems like Ireland has discovered her. In my mind it is about time.
Here is a short interview of Maria Doyle Kennedy who plays Madam Lynch in the new Irish film Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay. I can’t wait to see it.