The Foro del Sur Foundation summoned Mami Goda, a Japanese specialist in art reflection. She invited the participants to explore Japanese art found in cities, houses, gardens, and furthermore present in literature.
Japanese aesthetics is part of a system where, beyond the doctrine or aesthetic thought that sustains it, it encourages “the sensible” to play a preponderant role. Through the reflection of certain terms -such as emptiness, moment and darkness, touch, gestures-, the attendees perceived that sensitivity that differs from the western experience, entering one of the most interesting aspects of this millennial culture.
Mami Goda, born in Japan, is trained in Philosophy at the prestigious French university Paris-Sorbonne and the Louvre School. She is a specialist on art reflection. She worked in auction houses in Paris and in Tokyo. She currently resides in Buenos Aires, where she is a Japanese teacher, interpreter and translator. Since 2013 she has written the newspaper of the Japanese community La Plata Hochi and has collaborated in different graphic media.
* Octavio Paz and Eikichi Hayashiya, Matsuo Basho - Paths of Oku