Thursday, January 17, 2008
"I tried to understand architecture as a discipline that has played one of the most important roles in society and that has inflected politically, ideologically and socially all the changes and events that have marked the course of our lifetimes."
He also said that despite his work focusing on Cuban architecture of the last 25 years, he believes that his art has a universal appeal: "The phenomenon of modernity in its incompleteness and the correlating frustration and decay of twentieth-century utopias and social dreams; the rethinking of the urban environment as a necessity for human beings," he said.
I hoped to go to the city and see the show and, perhaps, finally meet the artist whose work continually crosses my path. But was not there. Under our current administration, he was not allowed a visa into the country.