Fifty years after his death, a surprising exhibition, a great narration of the story and the life of Che as a man and as a historical figure
From 6th December 2017 at Fabbrica del Vapore Che Guevara Tú y Todos. Designed and set up by SIMMETRICO Cultura, the exhibition is produced by Alma, RTV Comercial de l’Avana and the Centro de Estudios Che Guevara, under the patronage of and the scientific collaboration with the University of Milan and IULM University.
The foundation of the event is the agreement with the Study Centre for the valorisation of the Archive, which is documentary heritage of universal interest acknowledged by UNESCO in 2013, when it was included in the “Memories of the World” programme.
The exhibition, which has Daniele Zambelli as art director and is curated by Daniele Zambelli, Flavio Andreini, Camilo Guevara and Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia, has an original “soundtrack” composed by Andrea Guerra. It develops philologically in three levels, which have different multi-media solutions, all captivating and with considerable communication effectiveness.
Using a journalistic style of narration, the first level talks about the geopolitical context. The second level is biographical. With numerous and original archived materials, it goes through the character’s private and public experiences, such as his official speeches, his considerations on education, foreign policy and economics, the sense of the revolution and hope in “New Man”.
Lastly, there is an a-temporal level with an intimist tone. It focuses on texts of a more personal nature, such as his diaries and letters to friends and family, and includes recordings of poems dedicated to his wife Aleida, in which doubts, contradictions and reflections take shape.
It is Ernesto Guevara, El Che, talking about himself.
Hundreds of jotted down thoughts, diaries and letters intimately reveal one of the characters that most deeply marked an age.
The exhibition is closed by the creative invention of the brilliant American artist Michael Murphy, an enormous multidimensional reconstruction based on the assembly of historical photographs and of the better known “iconography” of Che, which can turn into his equally famous signature and Victor Castillo, a chilean artist, pop surrealist street artist that has dedicated a painting to Tu y Todos, the vers of the poem dedicated by Che to his wife Aleida.