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Central American Biennial of Visual Arts in Nicaragua | Nov 2, 2010

Cinthia Membreño

Experts of the world of arts of France, England, United States, Dominican Republic and Cuba, in addition to a group of 45 Central American artists, will participate in the seventh edition of the Central American Biennial of Visual Arts in Nicaragua (BAVIC), event that will take place in the cities of Leon and Managua in order to held debates, the opening of a contemporary art center and the inauguration of an art exhibition.

According to Juanita Bermúdez, coordinator of the event in behalf of the Ortíz-Gurdián Foundation, this year's activity will be more complete than the previous editions. "We have videos, paintings, photographies, sculptures, performances and other disciplines of arts to show," she stated. In addition, she explained that the main goal of organizers is to promote the Central American art internationally and contribute to the professional development of the participants.

The dynamic of this Biennial will be divided in three phases. The first one is a debate, constituted by a series of small talks, entitled "Nobody knows the past that awaits". The debates started on Monday, November 1st, at the Cultural Center of Spain in Nicaragua (CCEN), located in Managua, and will continue until November 4th. Professors, curators, historians and artists will gather to discuss the situation of art in Central America.

The second phase will take place in the city of León, with the opening of the FOG Contemporary Art Center on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm. Unlike the debates, this activity will be private. Finally, the third phase will be the inauguration of an art exhibition on November 4th, at the Ruben Dario National Theater. There, 60 pieces that were chosen for the biennial will be displayed. The exhibition will remain open until Saturday, December 4th.

A parallel activity to the event is another exhibition named "Trabajos de la EspIRA La Espora", in which 16 national artists show the projects that were developed in the academic residency Espacio para la Investigación y Reflexión Artística (EspIRA La Espora). The exposition was inaugurated yesterday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm, in the Latin American Salon of the Palace of Culture (Managua). It will be opened to visitors until December 4th. For further information, go to our Events Calendar.