Documenting by a photographic exercise a group of offices tables, which carry itself a symbolic charge (charging an ideology). The... Read More
Documenting by a photographic exercise a group of offices tables, which carry itself a symbolic charge (charging an ideology). The action works as a scanner to try to reveal the invisible surface of the object. Letting see the hiding under the table, it works as a statement of the informational space. It was photographed by parts. As a unity it creates a picture of the de-composed- composed table. Obverse is the main face of the coin or medal, in this case, is all the contrary of what is showed to us.
Work office of the presidents of the Republic of Cuba between 1920 and 1965. In this place the most anti-popular, pro-imperialist and macabre decrees and laws that governed the national scene before 1959 were endorsed.
After the revolutionary triumph, and until 1965, the legal provisions that reaffirmed popular authority and national sovereignty emanated from here.
-Fidel Castro assumes as Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government, February 16, 1959.
- Fidel Castro and Osvaldo Dorticós sign the law that nationalized foreign companies. August 1960.
In this room, it served as an office for the men who held the highest magistracy in the nation, 21 presidents in 24 presidential terms. Most of the decoration of this room was introduced from the 40's. Until then it was simple, with elements of little artistic relevance.
It has original furniture, empire style with excellent invoices, oil paintings of historical themes by famous Cuban painters, as well as the marble representation of José Martí by the sculptor Esteban Betancourt.
Great personalities of the time visited the same, standing out: the English Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the North American president, Richard Nixon, the president of Mexico in the 30's, Lázaro Cárdenas among many others.
On March 13, 1959, members of the Revolutionary Directorate arrived at this site with the aim of executing the dictator Fulgencio Batista.
In this place, Fidel assumed the position of Prime Minister in February 1959 and Ernesto Che Guevara was appointed President of the Bank and declared a Cuban citizen.