Banesco and “El lenguaje de los diablos” Exhibition
For Banesco, a great work is not only about banking; the company also has an important impact on Corporate Social Responsibility and other activities related to sports, education and culture. This time, Banesco Banco Universal leads the photographic exhibition El lenguaje de los diablos (or The Devils’ Languages in English) in the Hotel Tamanaco in Caracas, Venezuela. This exhibition includes 15 photographs that appear on the book El lenguaje de los diablos, published by the bank in 2014, which makes a journey on the tradition of Venezuelan folklore: the dancing devils or Los diablos danzantes in Spanish. This important and colorful exhibition is open to the public and available until the 5th of May in the spaces of the Tamanaco Gallery in the Hotel Tamanaco.
Visitors of El lenguaje de los diablos can enjoy valuable artwork that has been collected over three decades thanks to the efforts of the photographer Nelson Garrido.
Garrido recalled that although the Yare Devils (belonging to a Venezuelan region called Yare) are the most popular, this expression that commemorates the Corpus Christi celebration is done from immemorial times in Naiguatá (Vargas state); Chuao, Ocumare de la Costa, Cuyagua, Cata and Turiamo (Aragua state); San Millan and Patanemo (Carabobo state); Tinaquillo (Cojedes state) and San Rafael de Orituco (Guárico state).
The book that inspired the exhibition was published by Ediciones Cyngular and featured art direction and graphic concept of Victor Hugo Irazabal; Orlando Luna was the responsible of the design; while photo editing was the responsibility of Nelson Garrido and writing in the hands of Rafael Osío Cabrices.
This exhibition, as well as the book, is a tribute from Banesco for the devotion of Venezuelan communities in which diabladas (referring to all activities related to the dancing devils) are made, a devotion that has allowed the retention time of this tradition and guarantees continuity for many generations.