"I pray saying your name..."
El Rocío is a history of devotion and popular fervor, which thanks to the collaboration of illustrious brothers, is being possible to document, being an ideal protagonist for numerous exhibitions and studies.
In 1994 the first great exhibition organized by the Hermandad Matriz is held in the upper part of the Sanctuary of El Rocío, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Canonical Coronation of the Virgen del Rociounder the title REGINA RORIS, The first 12 brotherhoods that participated in this historic event gathered and arranged their belongings. Acting as Commissioner, the then delegate for TrainingManuel Angel Lopez Taillefert, who also does it in the exhibitions “A paso de bueyes” in 1997 and in the monographic dedicated to the painter Francisco Maireles Vela in the summer of 1998. This year the exhibition is organized in Seville, at the headquarters of the Caja de San Fernando, “ The sculptor Manuel Carmona and the altarpiece of the Virgen del Rocío”, in which he acts as curator, Luis Becerra.
In the summer of 2011 is organized, INTERCESORA DE ALMONTE, coordinated by Santiago Padilla and curated by the historian Julio Mayo Rodríguez. This exhibition serves to advance significantly in the knowledge of the events that gave rise to the Vow of Thanksgiving of the “Rocío Chico”. A synthesis of this exhibition was taken between 2011 and 2013 to different places of the rociera geography: Los Palacios y Villafranca, Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera.
Between November 2012 and January 2013, the CIECEMA hosts the great exhibition “El Rocío in the Holy Week of Andalusia”, in which he acts as CommissionerAntonio María Lebrero Ramírez. In it a fairly extensive tour is made by the presence of the devotion rociera in the Andalusian Holy Week, mainly in the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz, but also in Cordoba and Malaga.
In the winter 2019, the Jorge Camacho art gallery in Almonte will host the exhibitionOne Hundred Works of Love”, in the most important tribute carried out by the Fine Arts to the Virgin of El Rocío., on the occasion of the Centenary of its Canonical Coronation. In this exhibition he once again acts as curatorAntonio María Lebrero and as artistic director, the painter, Nuria Barrera Bellido. This exhibition is held at the autumn 2020 to the Archaeological Museum of Jerez de la Fronterawith the replacement of the works sold in Almonte.
In the summer of 2008, Diego Luis Ramírez Triana participated with his pictorial work on El Rocío in a summer course at the University of Huelva, entitled “Doñana, art and nature”, in which the painter Jorge Camacho also took part. That which was his first exhibition, “Santa María de las Rocinas: profiles of time”, now returns and revives, absence that becomes presence, in this his second exhibition: EL ROCÍO EN SU PAISAJE, which consists of three substantial parts: Virgins, Dianas, Landscapes, to which has been added one more: Miscellaneous.
It has been enjoyed from April 21 to May 30, in the municipal gallery of Almonte, room Jorge Camacho.
The pieces on display are mostly oil paintings on canvas or on board, whose main motif is the Virgin of El Rocío, but also the landscape. The painter’s own words may be used to describe them:
“My paintings tell a story that was installed in my memory in the years of my childhood, in those exact moments in which the first re-synchings are fixed, probably idealized later. Since I was born, I spent every summer in El Rocío. Back then, there was no electricity, only coal, and there was no separation between the marsh and the village, except for a few ponds and a small well, always flowing. I remember that Rocío as a green meadow…. I have painted, with a certain nostalgia, a portrait of the Rocío that I lived when I was a child. A Rocío that, inevitably, brings to my memory that Sevillana that says: Alas what went away and did not come, alas what does not return anymore!”
Thanks to the happy initiative of the Hermandad Matriz and the City Council of Almonte, the Cajasol Foundation, the enthusiastic support of the Ramirez-Torres family and Ana Ramirez his daughter who is the curator, we are fortunate to see gathered in this beautiful exhibition, all the “rociera” work of Diego Luis Ramirez Triana. In it, his idea of the Rocío shines, so unmistakably his (so ours), and so deliciously lyrical.
In the spring of 2021 Huelva hosts three major exhibitions, synchronized in various parts of the city, with an informative and cultural program entitled “HUELVA ES ROCÍO”. “Manuel Siurot universal rociero”.This is an approach to his human, professional and rociera biography; “El Rocío in Platero y yo”.in the “Sala de la Provincia de la Diputación Provincial”, an artistic exhibition in which various interpretations of the chapter that the Nobel Prize winner dedicated to the Rocío are exhibited, and which was later taken to Moguer; and “Huelva is Rocío”.at the Cocheras del Puerto, an artistic and retrospective exhibition of the history of the Brotherhood of El Rocío de Emigranteson the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary.
In the summer of 2021 the Museo de la Villa hosts the exhibition, “BESTOW THE IMPOSSIBLE”. The exhibition, curated by Santiago Padilla Díaz de la Serna, will be held at the Museo de la Villa in the summer of 2021.The event was a tribute from the Rocío to the World of Bulls, which served to present the project of the new processional platforms of the Virgen del Rocío, in execution, the restoration of the textile ensemble of Los Apóstoles, carried out at the IAPH, and the crown of the brotherhoods of the Centenary of the Canonical Coronation of the Virgen del Rocío. This exhibit, with slight modifications, is still mounted.
In the fall of 2021, the exhibition “JUBILAR ROCÍO” was held in Seville, at the headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation.which has had a sub-site in the church of the Franciscan Terceros, curated by Antonio Lebrero, a tribute to the Queen of the Marshes in the capital of Andalusia, on the occasion of the celebration of the Second Jubilee Year of the history of El Rocío, in which more than sixty institutions have participated; among them, a large number of brotherhoods of El Rocío. These exhibitions, the first one dedicated to the history of the Rocío, and the second one to the Rocío in the Holy Week, have been completed with an extensive program of conferences, round tables and concerts.