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    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez'

    Written by: Staff Report - Posted on: October 23, 2015 | Post your comment here Comments

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    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez' at Cuban Embassy

    Art aficionados and the socialites of Islamabad were out in full force to see and be seen at the art exhibition of Cuban artists held on Wednesday the 21st of October. H.E. Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion, the Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, and his charming wife Dulce, who are about to leave Pakistan after a stay of five years, contributed to the large draw.

    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez' at Cuban Embassy

    Senator Mushahid Hussain opening the art exhibition with H.E. Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion, the Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan and curator Liudmila Dominguez

    The exhibition was an expression of homage to Sara Gonzalez, the singer and songwriter, and one of the founders of the “Nueva Trova” (New Sound Movement) of Cuba in the 70s, but who died a few years back. She expressed pride in her Cuban identity through music that celebrated national heroes like Jose Marti, and the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. As one of Cuba’s great cultural icons, her impact on the music scene has been profound.

    Sara González - Versos de José Martí

    Cuban art and music is unique, reflecting both its Afro-Caribbean and Spanish roots, the liberating experience of the revolution, followed by the hardships and frustration caused by the trade embargo imposed on it. Liudmila Lopez Dominguez, who has exhibited internationally many times over, curated this exhibition of twenty-nine Cuban artists. This included two artists that have received the National Arts Awards, Nelson Dominguez and Roberto Fabelo. There were mostly lithographs, a few chalcography, etchings and a lovely silkscreen by Liudmila of a pair of high heels with guitars at their base. Abel Prieto, the adviser to President Raul Castro, and previously the Minister of Culture, also has an interesting painting on display at this exhibition.

    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez' at Cuban Embassy

    Very reasonably priced, the paintings were a steal for a collector aware of the rising value of Cuban art. They express the unique sensibility of contemporary Cuban artists, and not surprisingly, try to meld a passion for music with visual art.

    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez' at Cuban Embassy

    Cuban Art Exhibition: 'Homage to Sara Gonzalez' at Cuban Embassy



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