The training program transformed its call to adapt the research possibilities to the current pandemic conditions.

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A dialogue to discover the pieces of his authorship in the Eduardo León Jimenes Collection of Visual Arts.

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The permanent exhibition of visual arts presented by the León Center has renewed its museography and incorporated new works for the enjoyment of visitors.

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The Dominican artist living in Switzerland talked about her works in the Eduardo León Jimenes Collection of Visual Arts and her career.

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The artist talked with the curators of the León Center about the work exhibited in Génesis y Trayectoria, the permanent exhibition of visual arts.

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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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With short courses for those seeking to enter the world of art, Chavón renews its educational offer for the northern zone in the León Center.

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As of the 3 of September of 2019, Centro León offers again these workshops aimed at children from 4 to 10 years.

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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
11 x 26 cm (9x5inches)
Donation of Elsa Núñez
Eduardo León Jimenes Visual Arts Collection

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The artists performed at the Patio Caribeño on the occasion of Bejarano's participation in the Continuing Education 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 program Curing Caribe 4 It was made by the León Center in coordination with the Cultural Center of Spain in Santo Domingo.

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A trip through Dominican-Caribbean art and culture is the proposal of the Creative Summer 2019, to be made from the 18 of June to the 12 of July of 2019.

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With regard to the itinerancy in La Vega of the exhibition linked to the 27 Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest, this discussion took place in the Vegan Carnival Museum.

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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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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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Carmen Reviriego, president of the Callia Foundation, visited the country to talk about collecting and patronage.

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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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The specialist in visual arts at the León Center participated in the Week of Dominican Culture in Havana, held on the occasion of the Dominican National Independence.

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