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«Face to Face» .. An exhibition to presents image of Arabian horse

«وجهاً لوجه».. معرض يقدم صورة الحصان العربي

Doha: Stunning equine paintings by internationally renowned contemporary Cuban artist Juan Arel Ruiz Contino are on show in his second solo exhibition at Katara Cultural Village dubbed ‘Face to Face.”

The exhibition, which features 15 paintings mostly with horses as subject, follows the success of his show called “Strength and Convergence” held in Katara in March last year.

Speaking at the launch of the show, Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez, Ambassador of Cuba to Qatar, highlighted how the exhibition “contributes to further strengthening the friendly relations and cultural cooperation between the peoples of Cuba and Qatar.”

Having featured in exhibitions and taken part in several events in Qatar, the artist is becoming familiar to art lovers in Qatar with some of his works included in prestigious private collections, added the ambassador.

“Today we are enjoying a modest representation of the most recent works of Juan Arel, this time focused mainly on his series on horses-an elegant and symbolic animal so present in our lives and beloved the world over specially in Qatar and the rest of the Gulf countries,” said Rodriguez on the exhibition, which he said was devoted to Cuban Cultural Day which was marked last October 20.

Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, was of the same view lauding the exhibition as distinctive and has presented the Arabian horse in a beautiful way that reflects its symbolism, both in relation to the Arab and human cultural heritage.

Al Sulaiti noted that the exhibition is being hosted in Building 47, one of the new buildings selected for international galleries with its distinctive Qatari character stressing Katara’s keenness to enrich the local art scene presenting prominent shows to the diverse public in Qatar.

“This exhibition shows a type of art that moves from the social to the autobiographical. In “Face to Face” one of the keys is the sensitivity to group and ungroup, to establish parallels, synchrony, and a system of relationships between objects. Thus, the animal figure, who is the protagonist, triggers inspiration,” said the artist.

“The work interacts with the observer, as it oscillates between discourses that readjust, manipulate and grant new functions, perceiving a variety of possible readings in each of the pieces. I hope that the viewer feel attracted by an artistic production where love for life and art throbs,” he said.

The exhibition is on view until November 14 at Katara Building 47.

By Raynald C Rivera | The Peninsula

افتتح سعادة الدكتور خالد بن إبراهيم السليطي المدير العام للمؤسسة العامة للحي الثقافي (كتارا)، أمس السبت، في المبنى 47، معرض «وجهاً لوجه» للفنان الكوبي خوان أريل رويز كونتينو، بحضور سعادة السيد كاباييرو رودريجيز سفير كوبا لدى قطر، وعدد من أصحاب السعادة السفراء وممثلي البعثات الدبلوماسية ونخبة من المهتمين والإعلاميين.

ويحتوي هذا المعرض، الذي تقيمه المؤسسة العامة للحي الثقافي (كتارا) بالتعاون مع سفارة كوبا لدى دولة قطر، على 15 لوحة متنوعة .

وبهذه المناسبة، قال الدكتور السليطي: «إن «كتارا» تحرص من خلال هذا النوع من المعارض العالمية لفنانين معروفين على الصعيد العالمي، على إثراء المشهد الفني المحلي وإطلاع الجمهور المتنوع في دولة قطر على أبرز التجارب الفنية العالمية، التي تُعدّ نوافذ مهمة للتعرف على ثقافات الشعوب ومدّ جسور التواصل معها».

ومن جانبه، قال سعادة السيد كاباييرو رودريجيز سفير كوبا لدى الدولة: «أنا سعيد جداً بهذا المعرض للفنان الكوبي العالمي خوان أريل رويز كونتينو، الذي يُقام لأول مرة في دولة قطر وبالتحديد في «كتارا»، حيث يعرض الفنان لوحات جميلة، منها ما يسلّط الضوء على الحصان العربي وهو رمز لأصالة وشهامة وعراقة المجتمع العربي عموماً والقطري خصوصاً، ويقدّمها بأسلوب فني رائع يجعل المُشاهد يتفاعل معها ضمن شبكة من العلاقات المفاهيمية التي تربطه بدلالات الصورة والمشهد، ليقرأ كل شخص اللوحة من وجهة نظره الخاصة».

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