Kuala Lumpur, January 11- The Governor of the State of Malacca, Tun Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob inaugurated an exhibition of works by contemporary Cuban plastic artists at the Malaca Art Gallery on the occasion of the 59th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
In the welcoming speech, Ibete Fernández Hernández, thanked the state of Malacca and the governor in particular for the opportunity and willingness to spread Cuban art and thus contribute to the rapprochement between Cuba and Malaysia. She also pointed out that thanks to the political will of his government since the triumph of the Revolution, art ceased to be a chimera for the poor and only a right of the elite. She asserted that the Revolution that occurred also in the cultural sector allowed Cuban artists to develop their talents and represent the island and its values around the world.
For his part, Governor Yaakob request the ambassador to convey to the Cuban government and its leaders congratulations for a new anniversary of the Revolution. He praised the joy and resilience of Cubans in the face of adversity, while emphasizing the independence and courage with which they have known how to live during all these years. He told to the audience that Cuba is a country that everyone must visit to learn from their values. He briefly mentioned his experiences in Cuba after three visits done.
High authorities of the state were present in the activity, among them, the minister for women and development, the minister of communications and information, the mayor of the city, the president of the parliament as well as the president and the museum manager of Malacca. Also attending were members of the diplomatic corps, the Association of Friendship with Cuba, officials of the UMNO government party and other leaders of the state.
The exhibition has 42 works by 21 Cuban artists, including Nelson Dominguez, José Gómez Fresquet (Fremez), Liang Dominguez and Gilberto Frómeta. The exhibition will be open to the public until February 28.