The AgroArt Museum joins in on IICA’s 80th anniversary celebrations with the “Colors of my Land” workshop series and the “Museums in AgroArt” exhibit
San Jose, 5 October 2022 (IICA) – The AgroArt
The program will also seek to introduce creative strategies that will assist in strengthening the diverse identities throughout these regions, using biodiversity as tool to build increased social awareness.
During this first phase, classes will be offered to Spanish-speaking countries free of cost, and in the near future classes subtitled in English and Portuguese will be added.
An introduction to the workshops has been prepared in the form of a video, with testimonials by Manuel Otero, IICA Director General; Amanda Fernández, architect and President of IICA’s Community Outreach Association; artist Gaby Grobo; Andrés Gribnicow, the Director of the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts; workshop instructor Gabriela Gugliottella; and Ignacio Hernaiz, IICA Institutional Relations Advisor for MERCOSUR.
The video can be accessed using this link: https://youtu.be/_HJyWVhQV3c
AgroArt also launched “Museums in AgroArt” – a space for the dissemination and integration of artistic expressions of the Americas, emanating from the rich and varied diversity of its rural areas.
The exhibit includes pieces from museums in Argentina (the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Las Lilas Museum), Costa Rica and Uruguay, featuring artists such as Florencio Molina Campos, Martin Malharro, Walter de Navazio, Eduardo Sívori and Faustino Eugenio.
Drawings and oil paintings depict landscapes and daily rural life, providing us with an in-depth look and inviting us inward to submerge ourselves in their reality.
The AgroArt / IICA Virtual Art Museum is a space for the dissemination and integration of the artistic expressions of the Americas, emanating from the rich and varied diversity of its rural areas.
It is destined to become a sounding board for the cultural expressions of rural areas in the Americas, showcasing the region’s diversity, territories, customs and knowledge, as well as the traditions of its people.
Other exhibits at AgroArt include “BIRDS AND FORESTS. Biodiversity of the Americas”; “Voices of the Americas”; “Argentinian Costumbrismo. The Molina Campos Collection of the Lilas de Areco Museum”; “Footprints from Chiapas: From Tuxtla Gutiérrez to San Juan Chamulas”; “The Colors of the Earth Competition”; “Rural Chronicles” and “Identity and Roots”.
Institutional Communication Division