Installation, folded paper (300 x 12000 x 5cm)
Ludwig Fondation, La Habana, 2019
A monument is the consequence of an event that deserves to be remembered.
Although it usually refers to victories, there are also monuments of defeats.
Independent architects in Cuba are only recognized as decorators for their allegory status.
But calling an architect a decorator is a cruel offence (partly Loos’s fault).
This temporary monument is made of paper chains. The paper chain is the symbol of political commemorations in Cuba, the shortest distance between historical dates and the rest of the days.
Its monumental scale and ephemeral nature describe a series of paradoxes faced by the discipline. Once the exhibition finished, it was destroyed.
By Anadis González, Fernando Martirena and David Medina