The traditional faceless doll an icon representation of Dominican culture

The traditional faceless doll, ceramic that has become an icon of Dominican culture, a symbol of identity, is the protagonist of the exhibition Iconic City.

The exhibition, open at Ágora Mall, has the collaboration of 12 national artists who imbue their different styles with 12 imposing 11-foot-tall sculptures.

For its design, the plastic artist Luis Rivas appropriates the figure of this iconic Creole pottery, stylizing and faceting his body, impregnating strength and modernity and thus giving more variety to a body lacking a face. In this way it gives a more avant-garde turn to the original design of the doll, without losing its identity.

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Faceless Dominican Dolls Exhibition in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. by renowned Dominican artists 👏🏽 #Repost @zonacolonialrd with @get_repost ・・・ #ActividadesZCRD fuera de la zona @urbeiconica . Ayer fue la APERTURA de la exposición de las esculturas de las muñecas sin rostro en @agoramall de @urbeiconica . Cada escultura es una pieza única reflejo de la creatividad e ingenio de los artistas. Los artistas participantes son: @kiliallano @eliasroedan @mediopesord @willgom @dovente.rd @poteleche @romiliojv @luishidalgo @franz_caba @angurria @luiarivasluis @diagramstudiord @funtepod • Adivinen!!! Al terminar la exposición en @agoramall se trasladará a la @calleelconde así que estén pendientes porque a partir del 17 de octubre podrán tomarles fotos en la #zonacolonialrd . Entren a la cuenta de @urbeiconica para más información. . #URBEICONICA2018 #MuñecaSinRostro #RutaICONICA #ArtistasICONICOS #SantoDomingo #ArtistasDominicanos

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The artists who intervened with each of these pieces are Kilia Llano, Dovente, Elias Roedán, Angurria, Franz Caba, Luis Hidalgo, Poteleche, Willy Gómez, Ramon Emilio Jiménez, the Medio Peso collective, Héctor Bolívar and Yojairah Objio. The children of the Funtepod Foundation, led by Luis Rivas, also participated.

“It is a privilege to have in our facilities this exhibition, which has as its central axis such a representative element of Dominican culture. We are used to seeing the faceless dolls made of different materials, with different shapes, embodying different characters, but this is the first time we see her so imposing and dressed in the colors and creativity of this group of artists who have made a extraordinary work, “said Laura Ruiz, of the shopping center, during the opening activity.