Leandro Katz presents “Project for the day you´ll love me” and the book “The Ghosts of Ñancahuazú”
Fundación Proa invited the artist Leandro Katz to present twelve photographs from the series Project for the day you´ll love me (1995) reproduced in the book The Ghosts of Ñancahuazú (2010). Painting, photography and artist’s book conversate in these two projects. The book was presented on May 8 at Proa’s Auditorium, with the presence of Leandro Katz, Eduardo Grüner and Mariano Mestman. The artist also showed his film The day you´ll love me (1997), a documentary video included in the book’s edition.
The main subject of The Ghosts of Ñancahuazú -Leandro Katz’s last book- is Freddy Alborta´s photographs on Ernesto Che Guevara´s corpse, after his assassination in Bolivia in 1967.
The Ghosts… includes a series of texts analyzing the impact of photography on contemporary Latin American history, written by John Berger, Jean Franco, Jeffrey Skoller, Eduardo Grüner and Mariano Mestman. It also contains the award-winning documentary essay The Day You’ll Love Me (1997), a film that reflects on death and the power of the image, taking as its starting point the picture taken of Che Guevara as he laid dead surrounded by his captors.
The Ghosts of Ñancahuazú (2010)
Ed. La Lengua Viperina
300 pgs. / English and Spanish texts
Leandro Katz is an Argentine artist, writer, and filmmaker. His works include long-term projects that deal with Latin American subjects, and incorporate historical research, anthropology, and visual arts. He has produced eighteen books and artists’ books, and seventeen narrative and non-narrative films. His documentary essay El Día Que Me Quieras (1997) received the Coral Prize at the Latin American Film Festival, Havana, among others.
He has lived in New York from 1965 until 2006, where he conducted creative and academic activities. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.