From the project
Mantua, Cuba (2015)
(publication and exhibition)

Mantua, Cuba (2015) is a photography project created by Paolo Simonazzi which focuses on a small town close to the island of Cuba. Legend has it, but there is some basis in reality, that the town of Mantua was founded by people from the Italian city of Mantova. Simonazzi, with the help of the writer Davide Barilli, has told this legend, the feeling of forgetfulness, symbols, small intimate totems, rooms in houses, photographs, posters, abandoned houses, that conserve the mural paintings of romantic, perhaps revolutionary, socialism. (Andrea Tinterri)