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August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Author Series: Victor Deupi, Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll
Books & Books and The Cuban Research Institute present…
An Evening with Victor Deupi
In conversation with Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll
Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America
Tuesday, August 25, 7pm
Join us for an evening of architecture as Victor Deupi sits down with Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll to discuss the life and artistic activities of Emilio Sanchez (1921–1999) in New York, and Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s. More specifically, Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America will consider Sanchez in the wider context of mid-century Cuban artists, and cross-cultural exchange between New York, Cuba, and the Caribbean. The book reflects on why Sanchez chose to be a mobile observer of the American and Caribbean vernacular at a time when such an approach seemed at odds with the mainstream avant-garde.
The book includes a foreword by Dr. Ann Koll, former Executive Director/Curator of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, and an introduction by Dr. Nathan J. Timpano, University of Miami Department of Art and Art History. All scholars of modern art, Caribbean studies, architectural history, and Latin American and Hispanic studies are welcome!
About the Author:
Victor Deupi is a Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture. His research focuses on the art and architecture of the Early Modern Ibero-American world, and mid-20th-century Cuba. His books include Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 (Routledge 2015), Transformations in Classical Architecture: New Directions in Research and Practice (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2018), Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America (Routledge, 2020), and Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970, with Jean-Francois Lejeune (Birkhäuser Verlag, 2020). Dr. Deupi was also the President of the CINTAS Foundation dedicated to promoting Cuban art and culture from 2016-2018.
About the Conversants:
Nathan Timpano is an Associate Professor, Head of Art History, and Director of Graduate Studies within the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami.
Dr. Ann Koll is an Artist’s Legacy Advisor working with artists estates and foundations in New York City. She is the former Executive Director and Curator of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.