Calendar of face-to-face exhibitions will begin with CARPE-ta-DIEM
Mirador Cultural Center, Sto Dgo start the calendar of activities and face-to-face exhibitions for the year 2022 and host the CARPE-ta-DIEM exhibition.

The rooms of the Mirador Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, they start the calendar of activities and face-to-face exhibitions of the year 2022 and host the CARPE-ta-DIEM exhibition from the renowned Dominican visual artist, curator and researcher Mariojosé Ángeles.

CARPE-ta-DIEM will be inaugurated next Friday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mirador Cultural Center, presided over by Purísima De León de Guerra, Juan Guerra Guerrero and the art critic, curator and cultural advisor. Abil Peralta Agüero.

Purísima De León, general director, and Abil Peralta, cultural advisor, once again welcome Mariojosé, an artist who is part of the permanent collection of the Cultural Center and have shown satisfaction in meeting this old friend a decade later.

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The presentation of the exhibition and the critical comments have fallen on María Isabel Martínez Morera, an art historian and university professor of Cuban origin, established in the country for more than 30 years, who when referring to the exhibition tells us the following:

… “That restless spirit, with which Mariojosé gathers his knowledge of drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, digital tools and fuses, synthesizes and quotes them, has allowed the creation of what can be considered as a species folder of illustrations of the events that affect you every day.

It is significant to note that the title, which the artist has chosen to name the set of these visual stories, finds its accommodation between the anecdotal and, if it exists, the casual. But beyond the anecdote, the important thing is that the idea of ​​using the poem (Carpe-Diem) that invites the daily activation of dreams and living each day as the ultimate meaning of existence, combined with the material sequence of these narratives in the form of a diary, is what gives meaning to the semantic replay that identifies the exhibition: CARPE-ta-DIEM.

The sources from which the artist evidences nourish himself in this new installment are found in his own daily and family environment; in its ability to recover certain moments of universal art with its creators and specific works, many of which have been frequently cited, but in the particular case of Mariojosé swallowed up and brought back to life, seeking to approach other more contemporary languages, such as it could be POP art, comics in its most classic version, the cartoon network and even the NFTs ”…

The Mirador Cultural Center, Santo Domingo (CCMSD), is an institution that has been incorporated into the cultural system of the Dominican Republic since 2011, as a result of the intense artistic and cultural activity promoted by Mrs. Purísima De León, since the decades of the ’80s and’ 90s.

The Cultural Center is an architectural jewel very well conceived by the Dominican architect Carlos Puello, an art space erected on the slopes of the cliffs of the Mirador Sur Park in Santo Domingo. Its beautiful architecture of contemporary and functional style, between plays with an impressive setting that is part of the ecological and the preservation of the environment; managing to connect the section between José Contreras Street and Ave. Mirador Sur, making good use of the natural and historical riches of the place.

Since its inception, the cultural project has counted on the advice of the specialist Abil Peralta, recognized and prominent figure of the first order in cultural management and development in the Dominican Republic.

Both Mariojosé and Purísima De León have stated that during the CARPE-ta-DIEM exhibition, there will be artistic-educational activities of interaction with the public and guided visits.

Mariojosé, is a renowned Dominican visual artist with a local and international trajectory and more than 30 years of professional experience that simultaneously combines multiple disciplines of art. He will be his own curator and museographer of the exhibition, and expressed: Cultural Mirador is the ideal place for the concept of the exhibition, and for being an avant-garde space that always welcomes new trends in contemporary art ”.

Recently (2019, 2020 and 2021), Mariojosé Ángeles, has been an organizer, curator and participant artist of important group exhibitions in the Dominican Republic: BYBLOS, Collective Exhibition of Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), 20 participating artists, “MASCARILLA”, covid-19, Dominican Republic, 18 participating artists, presented on the digital platforms One Arty Minute of the city of Paris and of Madrid. Year 2020, curator and representative in the Dominican Republic of the cultural organization ArteLatAm, based in New York City, curator of the “CROMA” project, curator of the exhibition project #AAPlicados: Innovation Technology Art Exhibit, Dominican Republic, with 18 participating artists and the “Almaquas” project, for the Venice Art Biennial, 2022, with the participation of 5 Dominican artists.

The Mirador Santo Domingo Cultural Center is located on Avenida Mirador Sur, number 1, Santo Domingo, and is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday, from 9:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon; Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; and, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

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