Kids' Guernica

Havana, Cuba

As ENCATC is one of the official members of the stakeholders' committee for the European Year, it has been entrusted with the task of labelling eligible events organised by the members of the network.

On Tuesday, November 20, the balconies of the Plaza Vieja hosted a large exhibition of canvases from the international project Kids' Guernica, created in 1995 with the aim of promoting the creation of paintings with the same dimensions of the work "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso (3.50 x 7.80 m), containing messages of peace issued by children around the world, through the plastic arts. 

This project arrived in Cuba for the first time in 2015, at the Biennial of Art of Havana, and thanks to the management of the Embassy Rebirth / Third Paradise Cuba, an initiative of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. ENCATC member, Savina Tarsitano, one of the ambassadors of the Third Paradise in the world and also promoter and activist of Kids' Guernica, is the one who brings this project to Cuba. The exhibition serves to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the World Children's Day and the Week of Italian Culture in Cuba.

In this exhibition, around 15 canvases are being exhibited in collaboration with the Office of the City Historian, ENCATC, the CNAP, the Italian Embassy in Cuba, Continuous Art, the Espronceda Art and Culture Center, the A + Teen Center , UNICEF and FAO, as well as community projects, including Barrio Habana, Granjita Feliz and Casa del Niño y la Niña. These canvases come from Italy, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Belgium, the United States, Switzerland ... and will continue their journey after the Havana stage.


Kids' Guernica