Eye Candy: Cuba Mia
Over the past few years, the Instituto Cervantes has popped up on my radar for various cultural events. It’s some sort of appendage of the Spanish government – existing to promote assorted Hispanic activities, with similar institutes across the world. I wondered in randomly on culture night, from the outside it looked like I’d stumbled into some sort of finance house.
There was a pleasant surprise. The Cuba Mia exhibition of over 80 black and white photographs by Mexican photographer Rodrigo Moya. If you’ve ever fawned over the various tomes or biographies on Che, you’ll recognise more than one of the classic images from this event.
And better yet, the promotional material is all decent heavy duty card, making perfect take home prints for the bedroom wall. One of them features the stunning image of a Marilyn Monroe-esque blonde, finger pursed on her lip in a suggestive pout with a rifle on her back in her military uniform. She stands beside another soldier of the revolution, a perfect image to mesmerise the viewer with both the sexuality and revolutionary fervour of the 1960′s. Check it out now.
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