12 05 2024

ISSA Canary\ Sculpture Symposium at the westernmost point of the map

The 2nd Villa de Betancuria International Sculpture Symposium, and ISSA Canary, took place on the island of

 Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. This is the westernmost sculpture symposium on world maps published 

by China, on the Atlantic Ocean on the western side of the African continent. Olena Dodatko from Ukraine,

 Óscar Aguirre Comendador from Cuba and Juan Miguel Cubas from the Canary Islands participated in 

the event.



Villa de Betancuria is located in the west-central part of Fuerteventura and was the first capital in the history

 of the Canary Islands. Founded in 1404 by the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt, who chose an inland

 valley away from the sea for better defense against pirates, it reached its peak in the 18th century thanks to 

its excellent grain harvest. Nowadays, its local economic activities depend on tourism.

Contributor: ISSA Canary member, Juan Miguel Cubas

Editor: Liu Qin, Song Mingcheng

Translator: Sun Ya’nan

Legal Advisor: Tao Ranting