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Art Exhibits Inaugurated to Mark Anniversary of Cuban Revolution
The Cuban minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, presided over the opening of the displays in downtown Havana

Three important art displays were inaugurated on Wednesday at Havanas Pavilion Cuba exhibition center in homage to the 49th anniversary of the victory of the Revolution.

Minister of Culture Abel Prieto, along with deputy ministers Fernando Rojas and Rubén del Valle, presided over the inaugurations of the displays titled "the Bearded Ones," "The Cuban Revolution in the 60s" and an exhibition of nine silkscreen prints by the master - Wifredo Lam, reported the AIN news agency.

"The Bearded Ones" "composed by 12 oversized drawings that recreate the joy, definition and hope at the moment victory occurred" were at the entranceway of the exposition to greet its hundreds of viewers.

The works, using a mixed-form technique on gigantic sheets of paper and cloth, are works by Javier Guerra, an artist who proposes a dialogue with the spectator over momentous events.

"We feel deep pride of having been participants and witnesses of great events of those days of change," expressed photographer Roberto Salas at the opening of "The Cuban Revolution in the 60s."

Made up of more 15 snapshots known by Cuban people, that display also presented other "artists of the lens" - including Liborio Nobal and Diana Díaz, the daughter of Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez (Korda).

The presentation of the exhibit concluded with news of the completion of the book "Korda: A Revolutionary Lens," which will be released in 2008 - the year that marks the 80th birthday of the internationally renowned Cuban photographer.


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