Cuba’s capital Havana is a incredible metropolis the place you may see actuality and creativeness go hand in hand, mentioned the Mexican ambassador.
Talking to Anadolu Company in an unique interview on the Alicia’s Time exhibition within the Turkish capital Ankara, Jose Luis Martinez y Hernandez mentioned the exhibition was simply how he had imagined; totally assembly his expectations.
Over 60 pictures are displayed on the exhibition organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with the Cankaya Municipality on the Dogan Tasdelen Fashionable Arts Heart, the municipality’s cultural middle.
Santiago Garcia Galvan, a Mexican photographer, movie producer and leisure entrepreneur, exhibited his work impressed by the well-known novel, Alice in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll in 1865 in Havana.
The exhibition is open to public till March 28.
Additionally attending was Cuba’s Ambassador to Ankara Luis Alberto Amoros Nunez.
“We organized this exhibition amid pandemic, complied with all COVID-19 measures decided by the Turkish authorities,” mentioned Hernandez, stressing the significance of such actions, the place individuals can meet in open areas.
Noting that that is the third occasion organized by his embassy throughout his service as ambassador, he mentioned they’re planning to carry different cultural occasions sooner or later, together with a film screening of Luis Bunuel, the Mexican-Spanish filmmaker and the daddy of surrealism.
“I’ve visited Havana, Cuba at the very least 4 or 5 occasions up to now. It’s a incredible metropolis, the place you may see that actuality and creativeness can go hand in hand,” mentioned Hernandez.
He additionally thanked the Cankaya Municipality for his or her collaboration and everybody who helped set up the exhibition.
“Mexico can also be an important nation, politically and culturally open, nearly magical,” he mentioned
“Mexico Metropolis and Havana are like sisters, having so many similarities in all features,” the envoy added.
Individually, Cuban Ambassador Nunez additionally advised Anadolu Company that he agrees with the attitude. “We share loads in frequent by way of historical past, tradition, music and other people.”
“Mexico is a metropolis that hosted many Cuban patriots planning the rebel within the Spanish colonization interval. Fidel Castro went to Cuba from Mexico to arrange the revolution now we have immediately,” mentioned Nunez.
“I keep in mind my mother and grandmother at all times used to say that any artist within the 1940s and 1950s in Cuba, primarily within the music trade, needed to show themselves first in Mexico after which in Cuba.
“Mexico may be very pricey to us (Cuban individuals). I have been there a number of occasions, and wherever I went, I felt at dwelling,” mentioned Nunez.
Thanking the Mexican ambassador for organizing such an exhibition, Ambassador Nunez mentioned: “Seeing all these pictures taken in Havana makes me really feel good and emotional on the similar time since I have not been there just lately due to the pandemic.”
He added that he feels flattered and honored in Turkey as Turkish individuals “have nice sympathy for Cuban individuals, tradition, historical past.”
“Turkish individuals know and respect our leaders, heroes comparable to Fidel Castro and Che Guevara,” mentioned Nunez.
Recalling that that is mutual, he mentioned: “In Cuba, we additionally like your historical past, your satisfaction, and the way you defend your ideas, nation and flag.”
“We also have a statue of the Turkish chief Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Havana. He’s very pricey to us,” he added.
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