UNITING CULTURE AND TRADITION
As part of its vision to be an organization with “open doors,” and in an effort to expand its public and private partnerships and foster a renewed vision for agriculture, IICA has launched “Agri-Culture,” an initiative aimed at sharing the experiences of artists in the Americas who are committed to all aspects of agriculture and rurality.
The idea is to reflect the reality of rural areas through the eyes of artists and their depictions of rural dwellers, biodiversity, natural resources, farming activities and a way of life that differs from that of urban centers. The initiative will enable our countries to come together in expressing pride in their cultures and traditions.
The project also seeks to foster family linkages through art, as well as generate synergies between agriculture and youth.
The ultimate goal will be to create a virtual museum that features permanent and temporary exhibitions, offers educational experiences, and disseminates artistic expressions related to rurality.
Dr. Manuel Otero, IICA Director General
ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS RELATED TO RURALITY
Her profound gratitude towards her country is evident in her work, which depicts not only nature, but also the stories of her cultural ancestors.
Although Manuel Cancel has been living predominately in Paris for over twenty years, the inspiration of the wind swept pampas that he rode across in his youth is still prevalent in his work.
He is an innate illustrator and brilliant colorist. His mastery of both disciplines has enabled him to create incredibly captivating works of art due to the level of realism of his pyramidal compositions.
Jorge Checo Blanco