Contest for the construction of the national monument

for the victims of the Jewish Holocaust.

Client: Secretary of Culture and Communication of the Argentinean Nation, 2001.


As in any image, two levels of messages are combined: a totality instantly perceived which settles and defines the issue and an implicit narration which structures the whole. This is why the cover of the brochure directly presents the issue by means of culturally conventional referents, while in the interior a text by Primo Levi and the sequence of images provide, in a verbal and non-verbal way, a discourse which gives sense to the construction of the monument: the seclusion, the genocide and the survivors who act as bearers of the history, so that history is not forgotten.

© Sebastian Guerrini, 2009