Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and author of “Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools” John Loomis in conversation about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools), constructed during the early days of the Cuban Revolution.
Dulzaides (b.1965 Havana, Cuba) has engaged in a long-term project titled Utopia Possible (1999-2015) that investigates the architectural history and contemporary reality of the schools. He attended the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, received his MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has participated in exhibitions worldwide.
Loomis is an architect, author, and professor at San José State University. His book Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools examines the convergence of architecture, ideology and culture in 1960s Cuba through the design for the National Art Schools.
Condemned To Be Modern is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Major support for this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
Condemned To Be Modern is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability.
Additional support provided by: Galleria Continua (San Gimignano – Beijing – Les Moulin – Havana); Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel (Sao Paulo); kurimanzutto (Mexico City); and Galeria Luisa Strina (Sao Paulo).