Juan Acha. Revolutionary Awakening

Juan Acha. Revolutionary Awakening is the first exhibition ever made with the special collections of the archive of Juan Acha (1916-1995). The starting point of this show is an article written by Acha in 1970, in which he describes the Latin American radical artistic experiments of the late 60s as a cultural guerrilla. “Artists –asserts Acha with emphasis– are taking active part in our revolutionary awakening; they talk about and make sense of the Cultural Revolution”. Before the article that serves as the curatorial motif of this exhibition appeared published in Italy, Juan Acha was incarcerated by the dictatorial regime of Velasco Alvarado, self-proclaimed a revolutionary government. This event motivated his decision of leaving Lima in order to establish a permanent base in Mexico City. It was a transitional period for Acha. Our goal in moving his personal papers from the archive to the museum evokes these ...
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