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Cuban art exhibition in Dunedin

Antonio Guerrero’s “The Air Vent”
The Dunedin Cuba Friendship Society is proud to host the exhibition “I will die the way I have lived –15 watercolours by Antonio Guerrero”.

The exhibition is highlighting the illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba which has cost the country over $831 billion since its introduction, over 54 years ago.

The exhibition will be opened at 6pm on Tuesday 22 March by New Zealand's Ambassador for Cuba, His Excellency Mario Alzugaray

The exhibition is held at the Anderson Lloyd gallery of  the Otago Art Society, on the first floor of the historic Dunedin Railway Station, from 21 March to 3 April, 10 am to 4 pm daily (the Gallery is closed on Good Friday, 25 April.)

The opening will feature poetry by Victor Billot and music by John Guy Howell.

 The illegal U.S. blockade has cost Cuba $831 billion
Antonio Guerrero is one of the Cuban Five who learned to paint while imprisoned in the United States. These striking images depict the cruel treatment the Five received while held in isolation awaiting trial in Miami.

Recent changes in Cuba will be highlighted at a free public lecture hosted by the Humanities Department from 4 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday 22 March in the Burns 2 Lecture Theatre at the University of Otago.

The Ambassador for Cuba Mario Alzugaray
Rodriguez will speak on “Cuba's co-operative revolution: worker co-operatives and the future of the socialist agenda”, and there will be an opportunity afterwards for questions from the public. All are welcome.

The Ambassador will meet with members and supporters of the Dunedin Cuba Friendship Society for breakfast on Wednesday morning.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Dunedin branch of the Alliance Party, New Zealand's democratic socialist party.