Directed by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, ‘Unfinished Spaces’ follows the emotional exile of three architects from Cuba in 1965 who return forty years later to finish what was considered the world’s most spectacular and futuristic art school, but was left to ruin by the country’s Revolution.
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro
and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.
February 12, Tuesday
Empire Black Box / AS220 (95 Empire Street, Providence)
Doors open at 6pm, screening at 6:45pm
AIGA members $3 | Non-members $5
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Refreshments, cash bar.
Open to the public.