Exhibit and Mural at the Argentinean Embassy in Washington
Ambassador Cecilia Nahón and Argentine cartoonist Miguel Repiso (REP) together at the opening of his exhibit, “Bellas Artes”, and the unveiling of a mural by the artist at the Embassy.
Ambassador Cecilia Nahón and Argentine cartoonist Miguel Repiso (REP) shared the opening of the artist’s exhibit “Bellas Artes”, in an evening that included the unveiling of a unique mural specially commissioned by the Embassy to the artist.
The event this week brought together officials, members of the diplomatic community, journalists and Argentine community living in Washington.
In her opening remarks the Ambassador thanked REP for his presence: “It is an honor to have a leading figure in the Argentine culture with us” and for the mural on which he worked in-situ for four days, “that renews the presence of contemporary Argentine artists in the Embassy”.
“The mural we unveil today reflects many aspects of our ‘Argentine self’, of the diversity and richness of our culture, our identity and our territory, including our Islas Malvinas”, she expressed, and invited those present to discover and enjoy the mural.
REP referred to this exhibit “Bellas Artes”, which includes 71 drawings and was recently exhibited in the National Museum of Arts in Argentina and has also travelled around the world. “Recently exhibited in New York, today the exhibit arrives in Washington, “an homage to the history of art, that speaks about beauty, from the Stone Age up to the present time” he said. And presented the exhibit as “a viewpoint from the South, far from the centers, from an Argentine, from humor”.
Miguel Repiso (REP) is an Argentine artist and cartoonist. He is the author of more than thirty books, among them Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires Dibujada, Postales, Contratapas and 200 años de Peronismo. REP has created nearly sixty popular characters and series. He has been publishing in the Argentine newspaper Página/12 from its very first issue and has also written for magazines and newspapers in other countries. He has exhibited in Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States. His work has been recognized with awards in Argentina, Spain, Japan, the United States, and Cuba.
The exhibit will be on display at the Embassy through August 5, and can be visited Monday to Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.