Eva Peron’s sculpture will be inaugurated in a new anniversary of her death
Argentina, July 26, 2011
Today will be inaugurated a artistic work made by the sculptor Alejandro Marmo and the painter Daniel Santoro of Eva Peron. The ceremony will take place on Avenida 9 de Julio y Belgrano.
On March 9, 2010 the President signed the decree 329, declaring Eva Peron as the “Woman of the Bicentennial,” in the context of the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution.
Thus it was decided to include in the north and south facades of the Ministry of Social Development, two portraits of Evita made with iron structures.
The artists were asked about whether the work could soon become a realistic state art, like the socialist realism of the USSR that had a clear objective of ideological indoctrination through art, to which Santoro said, “The work I’ve done with AlejandroMarmo is something else. It is realistic, obviously, but is in anchoring an urban icon. Evita, as well as the Che Guevara is an icon of universal value. She transcends Marmo and I. We wanted the picture to reflect such an urban icon of Buenos Aires. It has to be also a tourist picture”.
The ceremony will start at 8.25 pm, the time when Evita died on July 26, 1952.
July 9th Avenue was now completely cut off the traffic way south from Avenida Corrientes to Chile Street.