Performance Art: Polibio Díaz’s “Metro”

Centro Cultural de España invites the public to a performance—“Metro”—by artist Polibio Díaz. The performance takes place on July 16, 2011, at 7:00pm, at the Centro Cultural de España. The center is located on the corner of Arzobispo Meriño and Arzobispo Portes in the colonial center of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Description: “New lines are moving over and underneath the city of Santo Domingo; however, we ask ourselves, are these METRO times?” [Díaz adds that he plans to have Juan Luis Guerra as a special guest at the event.]

Polibio Díaz (1952) was born in Barahona, Dominican Republic. He studied photography at the University of Texas where he earned a degree in civil engineering. His photographic work has appeared in the yearbooks of Best Photography of the magazines Photographer’s Forum and Creative Photo, and was included in 100 Years of Photography 1899-1999. He has also contributed to books such as Espantapájaros del sur [Scarecrows of the South], Imágenes de carnaval [Carnival Images], and Una isla, un paisaje [One Island, One Landscape], Interiores [Interiors], among others. He has presented at the 51st Venice Biennial, the 5th Biennial of the Caribbean, the 1st and 9th Havana Biennials, and many other exhibitions worldwide. [See previous post Dominican Artist Polibio Díaz Wins Climarte Award in Havana.]

The artist’s web page, www.polibiodiaz.com.do is presently under reconstruction but will be available soon.

For more information, see http://www.ccesd.org/index.php/Eventos/metro.html

 

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