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Through the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, the Ministry of Culture and the General Directorate of Museums inaugurated the “HERAORA” exhibition by artist Leopoldo Maler.
The event was led by Milagros Germán, Minister of Culture; Gamal Michelen, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage; Carlos Andújar, Director General of Museums; and Federico Fondeur, Director of MAM. The exhibition is organized by the Maler Foundation, under the coordination of Andrés Curbelo, curated by Ana Agelán Fernández and Amable López Meléndez, and with museography by Josefina Pichardo Casasnovas.
Artwork Photos by Josefina Pichardo Casasnovas.
“HERAORA” consists of approximately 50 artworks in which the artist employs an extraordinary diversity of media, materials, instruments, technological supports, and recurring elements such as video, wood, fiberglass, stainless steel and neon.
For Leopoldo Maler, artistic experimentation becomes an existential necessity throughout his successful career. His 60 years in art place him rightly in the mainstream of contemporary art internationally and reveals his inexhaustible creative capacity because art is his life, and his life is pure and perpetual imaginative creation.
The exhibit will be open from May 11th to June 30th at the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
About the artist Leopoldo Maler (Argentina, 1937)
He received his law degree in 1960. In 1961, he moved to London to work as a broadcaster for the BBC. He studied theater production and directing techniques and won the London Film Festival in 1964 with the short film “Men in Silence.” He collaborated closely with the newly formed Contemporary Dance Theater Company in London.
He returned to Argentina to join the “Torcuato Di Tella Institute” and the Group of Thirteen at the Center for Arts and Communications (CAyC). In 1974, he created the iconic work “Homage.” In 1977, he represented Argentina at the XIV São Paulo Biennial, where he won the first prize with “Last Supper.” That same year, he received the Guggenheim Fellowship for the Arts and moved to New York, where he lived until 1983, when he was appointed the first Rector of the Altos de Chavón School of Design.
He currently resides and works in his main studio in Boca de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic.