LA FIESTA #latinosinjapan

  • La Intención (The intention), 2016

    Originally commissioned and produced by Fondazione Fòcara di Novoli, Lecce, Italy

    Photo: Annamaria La Mastra

    Courtesy of the artist

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The film documents a party that the artist invite Latin American workers living in Nagoya. You see a sign saying "Latinos In Japan," Latin food and music provided. The participants who are gently smiling at the beginning of the film gradually begin to dance and are having fun as the party goes on.
Many foreigners are living in Aichi, and the reasons of their migration vary. Some came for work or grew up in Japan with foreign parents, while others came to Japan through marriage. "You must be musical, danceable, carefree and social if you are Latin.", says José Galindo who also is Latin American.
Instead of bounding the workers by their daily jobs, the party was intended to offer them joyful time to celebrate and free the Latin spirit which may be hidden in their everyday life. The film makes us reconsider stereotyping and cultural identities, as well as the values of exchange between labor and culture.

Regina José GALINDO

  • Born 1974 in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Based in Antigua, Guatemala
  • Photo: Lucía Escobar

Selected Works & Awards

2017 documenta 14, Leaning from Athens, Athens, Greece / Kassel, Germany
2016 11th Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories, Shanghai, China
2014 Estoy Viva (solo), Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2005 51st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy, Golden Lion for an artist under 35
2001 49th Venice Biennial, Plateau of Humankind, Venice, Italy

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Aichi Arts Center 10F
1-13-2 Higashisakura,Higashi-ku, Nagoya
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