Palace of Arts, the architecture of Cuba meets Naples

Il Pan di Napoli

Naples meets the “modern style” of Cuba Thursday, March 6 at 18:00 will be inaugurated at the Pan – Arts Palace of Naples the staff of Ana Gloria Salvia titled “Archi_Cuba, modern Havana. Architecture in Pictures“, edited by Maria Savarese, sponsored by the Culture and Tourism of the City of Naples and sponsored by the Universal Forum of Cultures, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II, dall’ANIAI (Association national Engineers Architects) and produced by DAFNA Home Gallery.

The one on display is a photographic investigation proposed by photographer Franco- Cuban Ana Gloria Cuban Salvia focused on the architecture of the twentieth century. The series of images, far from having an intention of cataloging the architectural styles of Cuban modern, comes from the observation of a reinforced concrete building well known that struck the imagination of the artist. The building is immortalized Focsa. In 2011, studying the history of the structure, the photographer discovered that he had been one of the palaces in the world’s tallest reinforced concrete built until then. Ana began from that time to be concerned with aspects of Cuban less known and less studied.

Through the photographs of the body of work carried out, Gloria Salvia tries to share the ecstasy that the exploration of the pure geometry of architectural forms cause in his imagination, as well as choosing a favorite subject of photographic surveys, some buildings of this architectural period. Buildings that insist on the value of the Cuban colonial architectural style often leaves in the shade.

At the press preview, will be present, together with the artist Ana Gloria Salvia and the curator Maria Savarese, Councillor for Culture and Tourism of the City of Naples Nino Daniele and will be presented to the press catalog published by Editions Paparo, with texts by Maria Savarese, architect and photographer Ferrante Ferranti, the architect Ricardo Porro, Professor  Alessandro Castagnaro and architect Florian Castiglione.


On March 22, furthermore, at the PAN of Naples, there will be a focus of discussion on the architecture of the twentieth century by Cuban dell’ANIAI, coordinated by prof. arch. Alessandro Castagnaro, which will be present for the first time in Naples, one of the architects of the authors Escuelas Nacionales de Arte de Cuba, the architect Ricardo Porro.

“Archi_Cuba. Havana modern. Architecture in Pictures”
Artist: Ana Gloria Salvia
Curator: Maria Savarese
PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli
Info: tel. +39.0817958604/5/3
Every day from 9.30 am to 19.30 pm and on Sunday from 9.30 to 14.30 am. Tuesdays are closed exhibition halls of the first and second floor.
Press Preview: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 am
Vernissage: March 6, 2014 from 6:00 am
Date: 7 March to 8 April 2014 (Admission free)