Among these proposals stand out the exhibition “Heroinas” (Heroines), dedicated to the contemporary French-speaking comic strips, at the Francisco Martinez Anaya Central Library, of the Antonio Maceo University of Oriente.
Through the depiction of female characters, idealized by some 20 authors, the exhibition reflects on gender stereotypes in the graphic novel, according to the event’s program.
Designed by the JC Deveney and Lyon BD Organization, an association that has been bringing together and federating artists of the genre since 2005, the display focuses on the stereotyped representations of women in comics: next to the hero, ready to support or take care of him in case of a hard blow.
On the other hand, Santiago de Cuba will host the exhibition of naïf art style paintings at the French Alliance by the Bayate group, as a tribute to Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias, one of its founding members.
The members of the group, founded more than 25 years ago, have exhibited their works in several capitals worldwide, while their pieces remain in collections in Uruguay, France, Belgium, Germany, the United States, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, Sweden and Switzerland.
According to the agenda of the Francophonie Day, a virtual ceremony will be also organized in that eastern city, with the participation of the French Alliances (Zone B), which group representatives of Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and Colombia.