Ander Gil, the fourth highest authority of the Kingdom of Spain, inaugurated the exhibition entitled “Goya and Dalí: from whimsy to nonsense”, in Ottawa as part of the FUNIBER and UNEATLANTICO’s Cultural Work, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ismaili Imamate headquarters in Ottawa hosted the inauguration of the exhibition “Goya and Dalí: from whimsy to nonsense”, consisting of 80 engravings by Spanish geniuses Francisco de Goya and Salvador Dalí. The engravings pertain to the Cultural Work of the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER), represented at the event by its president Santos Gracia, with the assistance of Professor F. Álvaro Durántez Prados from the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO).
The inauguration was presided over by the President of the Spanish Senate, Ander Gil, who was on official visit to Canada. In the wake of the exhibition, the fourth highest authority of the Spanish State declared: “Culture has enormous political, economic, and social importance, which above all, enriches us as people. Without culture, there is no future.” The Spanish Embassy in Canada, the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development, and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation are also collaborating in the exhibition.
Inaugurated by the president of the Upper House, FUNIBER and UNEATLANTICO’s Cultural Work has again been endorsement by the highest authorities of the Kingdom of Spain a few days after the King and Queen of Spain, Felipe VI and Doña Letizia, inaugurated an exhibition of Joan Miró at the Economic Bank of Luanda (Angola), presided by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares.
The exhibition in Canada, available for public viewing until February 26, is a new milestone in the intense work by FUNIBER and UNEATLANTICO in strengthening academic and cultural ties between the northern country and the Ibero-American Community. Thus, already in 2022, Spanish entities held meetings with Canadian cultural institutions to develop several important cultural activities in Canada, during which, the European Atlantic University signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Carleton.
Photographs provided by Gonzalo Rodilla Marín, collaborator of the Embassy of Spain in Canada.