EXHIBITION ON CHERNOBYL BY PERUVIAN ARTIST OPENS IN CUBA

HAVANA, Jan 10 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)–Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe fulfilled a dream today with the opening here of the exhibition ”Documentos Extraviados” (Lost Documents), about Cuba’s aid to children affected by the nuclear accident in Chernobyl.

Following a year of research, Cunliffe finally made up the exhibition with videos, pictures, interviews, publications, books … ‘everything is a collection, a single piece, a whole document seeking to narrate the events of the accident’, she said.

From Jan 7 to Feb 7, the gallery ‘El Reino de este Mundo’ at the National Library of Cuba, will host the exhibition.

Cuba expressed its solidarity aiding the nearly 24,000 children affected by radiation after the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl and setting up the conditions for their treatment in Tarara beach, some 20 kilometers from the centre of Havana.

‘The exhibition was already in Lima, Peru, and was highly praised by critics, but I realized that very few people knew the story and the same thing happened in Miami’, she said.

‘That is why I wanted to dedicate it to young people: how is it possible that such a human subject is little known?’, she said.–NNN-PRENSA LATINA

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