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TPP Grantee Artists in Mind brings you The Future Moves Slow: a celebration and discussion around Cuban artists, the resilience of the Cuban people, and the creative expression born out of US-Cuban relations. The event will take place against the surreal backdrop of LA’s award-winning Schoos Design space, transporting us to another place and time.

In Cuba, the future moves slow. In 1961 Fidel Castro pledged to make “the greatest art schools in the world”. When US-Cuban diplomatic relations ended that same year, soon did construction of the pledged schools as well. As both countries’ governments continued to clash, Cubans witnessed slow progress inside their borders. What wasn’t stunted, however, was artistic growth and expression. The Future Moves Slow exhibits the creative genius and parallels experiences flowing from both Cuban and US artists during this time.

What does it mean to be resilient in the face of adversity? How can art as a medium help us communicate with one another? This experience is intended to create space for discussion around strengthening the relationship between our two countries. Whether a painter, sculpture, photographer or surfboard maker, the parallel of creation out of necessity can be found across cultures and mediums.

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