The singer Maridalia Hernández and the composer and musical director Josean Jacobo, with the moderation of the sociologist Tommy García, discussed the current Dominican song and its possibilities of development.

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The training program is now transformed into a stimulus fund to support the production, research and dissemination of Dominican art and its actors, in the local and international scene.

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The digital platform for submitting proposals to the contest can be completed until January 31, 2020.

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On the occasion of the important donation of drawings and paintings of Ángel Haché by his wife, Dominican painting teacher, Elsa Núñez, it has been a pleasure to say in the Media Center of León, some words, dedicated to the versatile talent of an artist, who he was illustrated in the theater - outstanding professional delivery as a director, actor, and teacher - in the cinema - being a scriptwriter, producer and director - and also in the visual arts, his subjects, his techniques, particularly drawing.

For five decades, an extraordinary trade and skill covered infinite proposals and aesthetic concerns, almost always exploring the human figure, a representation that extended to sacred art and a transcendental intensity, since Ángel Haché was a man of faith, in religion, in work , in the life.

Despite his discretion and reserve in personal matters, contrasting with his taking a firm and courageous position in the social, educational and artistic field, despite a disinterested attitude towards everything that concerned him, Ángel Haché lived an absolute motivation, her love for Elsa Núñez, the great companion for more than 45 years, sharing her responsibilities and her ideals, finally her itinerary through time, home and creation.

Focusing on the donated works, we refer particularly to the collection Cardboard figures, made in 2013, symbiosis of poetry, drawing and painting, which can be considered his masterpiece; from inspiration and conception to technical qualities. This series is also the most contemporary expression in the art of Ángel Haché. In mixed techniques, which accentuate collage and painting, they continue to impress the fifteen images, visualized from a poem written in 1965.

Here, the artist draws, with skill and caution, the pictorial pigments and incorporates them, subtly and effectively, in his incomparable black and white anatomist's trade. Master in the male and female nude, he presents his creatures almost always hieratic, as symbols of the human condition, pure and uncovered, from the first image and the first verses. It should be noted that each work is titled, the verses that Ángel Haché transcends in strokes, strokes and glued.

Remembering this historical period of the Dominican struggle, poetic writing created the plastic discourse. Verses and images transmit the sacrifice and death of anonymous heroes, the courage and fragility of the just, finally the rebirth of hopes. The emotional commotion of the artist masterfully liberated the pictorial energies, heartbreaking and torn: we enjoyed Ángel Haché's ability in figuration and his multiple configurations within the space.

"Affirming as a theater director requires both reinventing a text and projecting it fully, transforming actors into characters, superimposing dramatic fiction and creating a world." So we had presented Ángel Haché, theater man, exemplary and demanding. It could be said almost the same of the artist of Cardboard figuresHere, by reaffirming himself as a painter and draftsman, he reinvents a text of his, projects it to the fullest, transforms words into characters, superimposes poetic fiction and the creation of a visual world.

Now, Ángel Haché has distinguished himself, although with less frequency, in the "painting / painting", sharing up pictorial series with Elsa Núñez. We discover different signs of identification: richness of the palette, diversity of the ranges of colors and shades, variations of pigment and matter.

En Singing to nature, set that includes the donated paintings, the pictorial material reaches density and thickness, suggesting mineral structures, aquatic depths, penetrating into the bowels of the earth, or the texture is lightened, quasi transparent, evoking coral formations and blooms.

From one painting to another, Ángel Haché, obviously fascinated, travels through the realms of nature, his reality and his fantasy. Flora and fauna meet, mix, transform. Man is absent: a deserved absence for his destructive role!

Marianne from Tolentino
Art critic

Ángel Haché (San Pedro de Macoris, 1943-Santo Domingo, 2016)
Song to Nature VIII. 2010
Mixed media on canvas
loaf pan of 11 x 26 cm (9x5inches)
Donation of Elsa Núñez
Eduardo León Jimenes Visual Arts Collection

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This discussion is part of the Continuous Training Program for Artists: Sound, art and technology.

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The program allows you to enter the collections of visual arts, archeology, ethnography, among others that custody and shows the León Center in its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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The prize of the public was awarded to Zerahias Polanco, for the play ¡Si I'm leaving here I'm dying!, Which had already won one of the three equal prizes of the contest.

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For the second time, the Monday Jazz platform is presented on Friday at the Centro León, to celebrate International Jazz Day.

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The exhibition of the Mobile Dimension will be open until the 12 of May of 2019 different spaces of the Culta and Olympic City.

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The activity included a selection of award-winning artists at the 27 Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest.

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As part of the Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest, this program provides young artists with a space for reflection and interdisciplinary creation, focused on contemporary production.

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The fourth and last group of selected artists visited the exhibition of the 27 Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest with the public, days before the award ceremony of the contest.

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"This is a scoop donation, it will not be the only one. I have planned more donations, that is, it is contemplated that I am going to donate or deliver the documentary funds. " This is how Danilo De Los Santos explained the donation to the León Center that he carried out in 2013 and which was named Pictorial and Documentary Background Danilo De Los Santos.

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Drawing of vertical format and centric composition that shows a black and voluptuous female figure (Marola), who looks downcast and sitting with his hands to the front holding white flowers on his lap. Marola is wearing a white dress and cloth over her head in peasant fashion.

Curious fact: The work described belongs to the vast series Marolas, name assigned by the artist to the black female figure that he represented since the 70 decade; which made frequent appearances in his artistic production, some with symbolic intention.

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This serigraphic work shows a harmonic composition in pastel tones, showing in the center of it, the rear view of a naked male figure carrying out the work of a plastic artist. This two-headed figure surrounded by snakes, is observed standing in front of an easel, holding a pallet in his left hand and a brush on the right. In the left plane, an erect white horse poses for the subject described above, similarly surrounded by red and blue snakes. On the far right, two naked figures with ambiguous body features are seen on their backs and intertwined, with snakes on top. The characters are observed in an undefined space, somewhat ethereal.

Curious fact: The work described is a piece published in 1997 starting from an original work by Suro made in 1942. This edition was shot on the occasion of the 5th International Drawing Exhibition, presented by the Arawak Art Foundation, Inc. at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Santo Domingo.

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The activity was carried out in coordination with the Dominican Association of Visual Artists.

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To talk about Dominican Republic is to speak of polarities: on the one hand there is evidence of growth and on the other there is a gap of inequality.

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The 23 works participating in this edition of the contest are exhibited until the 19 of February of 2017 in the Leon Center.

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The Eduardo Leon Jimenes Art Contest has had, since its first edition in 1964, the fundamental mission of contributing to the promotion of the creative genius and promotion of Dominican artists.

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The exhibition of contemporary Colombian and Dominican art offers parallel activities to its exhibition.

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