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Expo: Retrospektiv Vaco, 10 Months To Pay Tribute To The Late Painter

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Caudan Arts Centre will pay fervent tribute to Vaco Baissac from December 1ᵉʳ, 2023 until September 30, 2024. During these 10 months, the public is invited to discover the works of a painter who has always painted the Creole language…

Hénry Rotile

Vaco died on February 4, 2023, leaving behind a rich cultural legacy. To mark its fifth anniversary, the Caudan Arts Centre has brought together some sixty works by the late artist for a two-storey exhibition: “Vaco was one of the first to paint Mauritius. He also contributed greatly to the country’s cultural heritage. To pay tribute to him, the Caudan Arts Centre will be holding an exhibition from December 1ᵉʳ that will run until September 30, 2024. Free of charge, the expo will allow the public to discover sixty of Vaco’s works, ranging from his paintings. His sculptures, drawings and stained glass,” explains Chloé Mayotte – fine art specialist at the Caudan Arts Centre.

For Isabelle Baissac – Vaco’s daughter – this exhibition is a great opportunity to share her father’s works with the general public: “The Caudan Arts Centre is like my father, i.e. passionate about sharing the beauty of the world through art, so for us it was the perfect opportunity to offer this very special exhibition to Mauritians.”

Luc Baissac, the late artist’s son, agrees: “My father would have loved to see all Mauritians celebrate their unique nature, culture and heritage through the colors and shapes he created. His inspiration lay in his passion for the qualities we all have within us.”

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