Utopia posible 1999-ongoing


Utopía Posible is a body of work that addresses the architecture and the completion process of Cuban National Art Schools (ISA). Even though three of the five buildings remains unfinished, the schools designed by Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti and Roberto Gottardi in the early 60's are acknowledged as the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution.

 

Project progression
In 1999 Dulzaides cleaned a section of the unfinished Ballet school designed by Vittorio Garatti so that next time it rains the water will run. For the exhibition “Invitación” (2004) he asked Roberto Gottardi to design a wall/theater. Invitación restaged the school's construction process to built an important component of the theater school that still is missing: It's theater. Later on, for the 7th Gwangju Biennial (2008), Mr. Gottardi designed a wall dividing the pavilion into different spaces. Each space featured: sketches, model and a video discussing the changes of his design from the first project of 1961 to the fourth project of 2007. At the 10th Havana Biennial (2009) the pile of bricks used for the installation were donated for the completion of the Dramatic art school. 

 

At the exhibition on the Graham Foundation (2010) the project expanded to encompass the buildings conceived by the other architects of ISA. Next time it rains 1999-2010 about the Ballet school designed by Vittorio Garatti and Broken Glass 2010 a work on progress that departs from the Dance school by Ricardo Porro.


* This project was funded by Gwangju biennale, CNAP, Art Matters, LEF foundation and the Graham Foundation