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Che Guevara: Modernity's Rock Star of Dissent

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Che Guevara: Modernity's Rock Star of Dissent

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Che Guevara is the prototypical revolutionary, the iconic heroic individual of modernity, and the personification of dissent. His image conveys many things: strength, solidarity, rebellion, machismo. But it has also been co-opted and commodified, and used to shill any number of goods.

Che Guevara is the prototypical revolutionary, the iconic heroic individual of modernity, and the personification of dissent. His image conveys many things: strength, solidarity, rebellion, machismo. But it has also been co-opted and commodified, and used to shill any number of goods.

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Che Guevara: Modernity's Rock Star of Dissent

  1. 1. Che Guevara: Modernity's Rock Star of Dissent Daniel Drache, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director David Clifton, Research Associate Marc Froese, Research Associate A Digital Report From The Counter-Publics Working Group Please Send Comments To drache@yorku.ca October 2004 Eye Conics
  2. 2. Why Is Che A Revolutionary EyeCon?
  3. 3. His Image Projects The Universal Values of Dissent. He Is The Prototypical Revolutionary Of Our Times, Photogenic, Poised, A Guerrilla Fighter And Forever Young. More Than That He Personifies The Heroic Individual, Icon Of Modernity.
  4. 4. Focused & Dedicated
  5. 5. Comrade & Soldier
  6. 6. Steady & Unflinching
  7. 7. Rough & Ready In The Sierra Maestra
  8. 8. Engaged In The Congo
  9. 9. The Iconic Hero Strength, Sexuality And Sacrifice
  10. 10. Cigar Aficionado: Phallo-Centrism & Machismo
  11. 11. Magnetism, Presence & Allure
  12. 12. Charisma & Machismo
  13. 13. Messianic Visionary
  14. 14. The Idol Being Idle
  15. 15. First Among Equals & Always At Bat
  16. 16. Man Of The People & Hero Of The Working Class
  17. 17. Oration & Adoration
  18. 18. Composed & Introspective
  19. 19. A Sharp Eye & The Insight Of The Artist
  20. 20. Fishing With Castro
  21. 21. Kibitzing
  22. 22. Inseparable Comrades – Che, Fidel & Camillo
  23. 23. Final Goodbyes
  24. 24. A Revolutionary Presence On The World Stage
  25. 25. Statesman & Diplomat – Meeting Mao In China
  26. 26. Socialist Solidarity
  27. 27. Revolutionary Secret Agent
  28. 28. Strategizing
  29. 29. The Socialist Goal: Revolution Without Borders
  30. 30. A Martyr’s Death In Bolivia
  31. 31. Che Guevara (1928 – 1967)
  32. 32. Che Guevara (1928 – 1967)
  33. 33. Che Guevara (1928 – 1967)
  34. 34. Street Art In The South
  35. 35. Veneration
  36. 36. Brash Consumerism In The North www.thechestore.com
  37. 37. Icon Of The Establishment In Cuba
  38. 38. Che On The Catwalk: Revolution Couture
  39. 39. Star Status: The Hollywood Makeover
  40. 40. Sub-Comandante Marcos: Che’s Legend Lives On
  41. 41. From the Barrio To The Shopping Mall – The Universal Hero Of Our Time Photo: Alberto Korda, 1960 EyeCon Poster Art
  42. 42. Hasta La Victoria Siempre Eye Conics

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