“As a meeting point for civilizations and a place where life stories converge and borders blur, the air terminal is the setting for the exhibition, which is made up of 16 photographs by the artists Michiko Chiyoda and Tali Kimelman,” it was indicated.
Through the works, it seeks to “highlight the importance of the reconnection between beings, countries and memory, taking root in the special, simple and pure.”
The organizers of the exhibition reported that the photographs are printed on washi, a traditional Japanese paper resulting from a manual and ancestral practice that guarantees its quality and depth, and whose creation process seeks to connect the human being in a respectful way with nature.
Also known as Japanese paper, local flora plants are used as raw material for its creation.
UNESCO designated the traditional making of Japanese washi as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2014.
The exhibition, organized by the Invernizzi Fine Art Prints photography studio, together with the Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art (MAPI) and the Carrasco Airport, is sponsored by the Canelones Municipality.
It will be open to the public free of charge on the third level of the air terminal for two months.
Michiko Chiyoda is a Japanese plastic artist specializing in graphic design and photography. Her creation process can be interpreted as a journey around the world, which awakens and triggers in the artist her memories, her feelings, her ambivalent and transforming associations. During this journey, she also includes the value of the word to transmit and share it through her work. During the years of her career, she has held several individual exhibitions and has participated in group shows, not only in Japan but also abroad.
Uruguayan Tali Kimelman began her professional career in science. Her contact with the post-production of magnetic resonance images during a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in the United States paved her way as a photographer, learning the trade in a self-taught way. Her experience spans a wide artistic spectrum, with sustained and delicate attention to detail, and in her practice she always refers to nature.