Mariano Akerman, Composition IV, collage, 2012
A Passion for Hope through Imagination. Article by Hanniya Abid, based on conversations with Mariano Akerman; published as "Art: A Passion for Hope through Imagination," Blue Chip Magazine, ed. Mashaal Gauhar, Vol. 8, Issue 89, Pakistan, March-April 2012, pp. 18-22. Ref. Mariano Akerman's art: its origins and sources of inspiration, style, and contents, art exhibitions, and critics' response. Translated into Spanish as Pasión por la esperanza a través de la imaginación.
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