Just a few points I took away from the lecture with Ernesto Oroza:
• Ernesto Oroza designs objects of necessity. When the relation between Cuban and the Soviet Union was severed, Cuban went into a crisis. There was little transportation, a shortage of food and goods, and little electricity. Oroza made furniture with what he had available. It wasn’t about the aesthetic; it was about function. The objects were the products of improvising and innovation.
• He was inspired by his mother who created meals out of nothing and decorated light switches with designed paper.
• In 1996 Oroza and other artists collected 165 objects from around Havana to display in the Havana’s Center of Art.
• “conocer es resolver” – to know is to solve.