Title: “Naturaleza y biodiversidad en la República Dominicana”
Artists: Hulda Guzmán, Dario Oleaga, Miguel Ramirez, Ezequiel Taveras, Julio Valdez, Rita Bertrecchi, Nicola Pica, Marraffa & Casciotti
Curators: Marianne de Tolentino, Gianni Dunil, Simone Pieralice
Commissioner: Eduardo Selman (Minister of Culture of Dominican Republic)
The artists of the Pavilion of Dominican Republic imitate, represent, reinvent nature, in atmospheres that are unusual, suspended between reality and imagination. In their works we observe a desire to communicate with the universe and a multiform life. The contemporary drama that affects this precious land is, in fact, that of a constant threat to the ecosystem and that of a gradual, but progressive, environmental degradation. By expressing both ethical and aesthetic concerns, the artists invite to preserve this delicate balance, with emphasis on the beauty of Nature.
- Julio Valdez, Las Terrenas. Abstraccion VI, 2018 © the artist, Courtesy of the Pavilion of Dominican Republic