Exhibition "Cantos de Griot" full of Cuban culture contemporary art center in Salamanca

Responsible for the exhibition ‘Cantos de Griot’ in front of one of the works exhibited at DA2 in Salamanca. Photo: Europa Press

Rooms 6 and 7 of the DA2 contemporary art center in Salamanca will host until January 16 the exhibition ‘Cantos de Griot’, an exhibition with 34 works belonging to the Luciano Méndez Sánchez Collection, together with an installation from the artist’s DA2 Collection Cuban José Bedia.

Its presence in Salamanca is due to the collaboration agreement signed between the mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo, and the Salamanca collector Luciano Méndez, in 2019, which helped the Castilian and Leonese city to deposit 216 works from its art collection for four years.

Luciano Méndez Sánchez arrived in Cuba for work reasons, in the early years of the new century. Interested in Caribbean creation, he began to collect works, reaching more than 600 works, a part of it deposited in the DA2 of Salamanca to be exhibited.

Thus, he linked his homeland, Salamanca, with his destiny and the art that has been found there since then, part of which can currently be seen at DA2 with the exhibition of ‘Cantos de Griot’, an exhibition with works by José Bedia, Moisés Finalé, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Eduardo Roca (Choco), Manuel Mendive, Carlos Quintana, Roberto Chile, Ricardo Elías and Roberto Diago.

Afro-Cuban images and spirituality in the Luciano Méndez Sánchez Collection ‘is one of the exhibitions present in the rooms of the DA2 contemporary art center in Salamanca. Photo: Europa Press

(With information from Europa Press)

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