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As of Monday, April 15 Panama City will become the showcase for the works of about 300 national and international artists. During the first Biennial of the South in Panama, public spaces, museums and cultural sites will be used to exhibit photography, street art, paintings, projections and cinematography. The arts biennial under the motto “Summoning Worlds” is part of the celebration of the Fifth Centennial of the Discovery of the Mar del Sur (South Sea) by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa. The Biennial will continue until Thursday, May 30.
In a first artistic activity, the group “Boa Mistura” from Madrid, Spain, together with children from the neighborhood decorated the walls surrounding a playground in Curundu. The Biennial will bring together urban art, such as graffiti, as well as traditional art by artists including Olga Sinclair and Fernando Botero. The event is aimed at bringing together different points of view regarding artistic production.
The venues for the Biennial of the South include the reverted areas of the Xuma Halls and the Figali Convention Center on Amador Causeway, the Convent of Santo Domingo in Panama Viejo, the Miraflores Visitor Center on the Panama Canal, Tocumen International Airport and The City of Knowledge. In Casco Antiguo exhibitions and interactions will be at the National Institute of Culture (INAC), Casa Gongora, the Interoceanic Museum, the National Theatre, the Anita Villalaz Theatre, the Juan Manuel Cedeña Gallery, Plaza Francia and Arco Chato.
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