In 1961, in the flush of revolutionary fervor, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara invited three Cuban architects to create what they hoped would be the most spectacular and futuristic art school in Latin America. All went well at first, and classes began even before construction was finished. But as economic realities and other problems set in, the project was halted and eventually abandoned and the architects’ careers were sidetracked. In 2005, 40 years later , they were invited by Castro to return to complete their unrealized dream. From this little-known story, Nahmias and Murray create a remarkable look at the 20th-century interaction between art and politics.
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