Based on her debut memoir, Rosa Lowinger presents a moving portrait of her Cuban Jewish family’s intergenerational trauma, repair, and healing, examined through historic objects and places. Moderated by Cuban visual artist Alexandre Arrechea.
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Sunday, January 21, 2024
About the Program
Old Havana meets American exile in this illuminating debut memoir by Rosa Lowinger, Cuban-born American writer and art conservator. This afternoon conversation will present a moving portrait of a Cuban Jewish family's intergenerational trauma, repair, and healing, examined through historic objects and places that have served as salves to manage damage and loss. Moderated by Cuban visual artist Alexandre Arrechea.
About the Author
Rosa Lowinger is a Cuban-born American writer and art conservator. The author of Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub and Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction, she is the founder and current vice-president of RLA Conservation LLC, one of the largest woman-owned art and architectural conservation firms in the US. A fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, the Association for Preservation Technology, and the American Academy in Rome, Lowinger writes regularly for popular and academic media about conservation, historic preservation, the visual arts, and Cuba.
About the Moderator
Alexandre Arrechea is internationally renowned as one of the founding members of the Cuban collective, Los Carpinteros [The Carpenters]. He is widely recognized for his solo works No Limits (2013), a monumental project composed of ten sculptures inspired by iconic buildings in New York City and erected along Park Avenue, and Katrina Chairs (2016), erected at the Coachella Music Festival, Palm Springs, California.