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Sankara x Guevara

Explore the shared political values of the iconic Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara and his African counterpart Thomas Sankara.

The exhibition, titled Sankara x Guevara coincides with the 70th anniversary of the 26th of July Movement, which marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution, and the 40th anniversary of Sankara's rise to power as the president of Burkina Faso. Sankara, who served as the President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was a Marxist revolutionary and pan-Africanist who advocated for social justice, gender equality, and self-reliance. Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, played a key role in the Cuban Revolution and became a symbol of revolution and rebellion worldwide.


Two men with a shared vision of Socialist idealism, separated by three decades and an ocean between them. Learn how did two young dreamers overthrow a Government and implement meteoric changes in a quest for greater equality? What influence or risk did their moving speeches in front of UN delegates produce?

Sankara X Guevara will long be known as the formidable revolutionaries who died before their time. What is left of their legacy today in the countries - Cuba and Burkina Faso - they hoped to rebuild?

1st July 2023

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