Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada of the Plurinational State of Bolivia hosted an art exhibvition at the 88 Art Gallery in Seoul on Sept. 10-17, 2015 featuring the paintings of Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani and Korean Painter Min Tae-hong. It was in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Bolivia and Korea.
Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque developed several projects to achieve encounters between the cultures of the two countries. At the opening reception Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada introduced both artists to a selected concurrence of Very Important Persons composed of the Diplomatic Corp, Korean authorities, Chief Executive Officers of Korean companies and press media.
Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani Mamani has won numerous national and international awards. His paintings are known for their vibrant colors and the intense emotions they provoke. His paintings contain many significant elements from the Andean worldview and culture. The colors he uses have specific meanings and represent parts of his culture and the folklore and beliefs of his people.
Korean Painter Min Tae-hong, guest artist at the exhibit, is well known among Koreans. He specialized in Western painting at the postgraduate studies at the prestigious Hongik University in Seoul. He has also received several awards such as the “Ministry of Culture and Sports Prize” at the 36th Korea Modern Art Contest.
Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani Mamani’s activities include a one-session conference or lectures at the Duksong Women’s University of Seoul on Sept. 15, Catholic University of Seoul, Sept. 18, and in the University of Pai Chai on Sept. 22 in the city of Daejeon.
Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque of Bolivia made congratulatory remakrs, where she said:-
“It is a great pleasure to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Korea with the presence of two well-known painters from both countries.
“Roberto MamaniMamani seeks to demonstrate the values and principles of the Andean Cosmos Vision. The colors that he uses have specific meanings and represent parts of the Aymara Culture, folklore, traditions and beliefs. His art was exhibited worldwide. However this is his first time in Korea which makes us very proud.
Since this is a bilateral celebration we invited Tae-Hong Min, a renowned Korean painter who expresses through the harmony of his strokes and lines a new paradigm of Korean Painting. His paintings “have also crossed the borders of his country, reaching the Louvre in Paris. As the Ambassador of Bolivia I am very glad to achieve this special culture encounter and finally I want to express my gratitude to Mr Choi, Director of the Gallery 88, and his wife.