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The Museum of Modern Art Opens Rosa Tavárez Exhibit “Territories of Passion and Memory”

Expo los “Territorios de la pasión y la memoria”, de Rosa Tavárez

The Museum of Modern Art Opens Rosa Tavárez  Exhibit “Territories of Passion and Memory”
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 11/20/2013

The Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM in Spanish) will inaugurate “Rosa Tavárez: Territories of Passion and Memory,” a retrospective from 1963 to 2013, that includes paintings, prints, drawings and constructions, arranged throughout the museum in a display that spans five decades of intense and fructiferous artistic creation.

The inaugural event for the exhibit, curated by Amable López Meléndez, Art Critic and Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, will take place Friday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m.  on the second floor of the MAM. There, the viewers will get the chance to enjoy the three sections, or periods, of artistic production that make up the body of the exhibition.

The curatorial proposal was segmented into three creative parts, according to the curator of the exhibit. “The first includes 23 works on canvas and paper from the first decade (1963-1973): landscapes, portraits, nudes, and other compositions of an academic character, rigorous esthetic formality and a penetrating social message.”

The second section serves as the backbone of the exhibit with its 70 masterfully executed prints of surprising communicative potential. The prints, done with mixed mediums on paper, using techniques like dry point, intaglio, woodcut, etching and collographs, have been taken from their emblematic series “Las Américas”, “Los caudillos”, “Los ídolos”, “Los encuentros”, “Los ancestros” and “Los mitos”, made between 1970 and 1990.

The third decade includes over 100 paintings and drawings done between 1980 and 2013, a creative era in which Rosa Tavárez touches on the process of transmutation and poly-synthesis of figurative post expressionism, abstract North American expressionism, European Informalism, Italian vanguard and the sensitive Latin American geometry.

“Enigmas”, “Geometría Herida”, “Ecos del Grito Ecológico”, “Abstracciones figurativas”, “Cuerpos terrenales” and “Figuraciones Geométricas” are series born from this process. They are paintings with amazing metaphorical content, whose surfaces reactivate the energetic abstractionist discourse without leaving behind their mark of identity: the subject is in its sociocultural and ecological environment; the meaning of the Earth; the social landscape; what’s truly marvelous; the consubstantial magic and the absurd mundane of the Caribbean.

The Dominican Republic’s Museum of Modern Art is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on Pedro Henríquez Ureña Avenue, Juan Pablo Duarte Culture Plaza.

Expo los de Rosa Tavárez

Expo los de la pasión y la memoria

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