Tribute to Dominican contemporary art: “Opera Aperta”


As a tribute to Dominican contemporary art, the French Embassy in the Dominican Republic hosted the exhibition “Opera Aperta”—curated by Alexis Márquez. The exhibition, which opened in early May and is on view until July 6, 2018, brings together four Dominican artists: Jorge Pineda, Belkis Ramírez, Pascal Meccariello, and Mónica Ferreras.

As reports, until July 6, in the colonial building of the French Embassy, ​​the public can discover an exhibition that invites us to imagine and to dream.

“’Opera Aperta,’ or open work, is intentionally conceived so that the viewer may complete it, and give it meaning,” explains curator Alexis Márquez, who adds that, “each piece may be interpreted in many ways according to the perceptions, conditions, and experiences of life that one has.”

This initiative of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française of Santo Domingo takes place in a context of greater visibility of contemporary Dominican art in the world. “We wanted to pay homage to four talented Dominican artists who have contributed to making the Dominican art scene known abroad,” says Keyvan Sayar, adviser of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the embassy.

Translated by Ivette Romero. For original article, in Spanish, see

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