We’ve already started counting down. The opening ceremony of the #00 Havana Biennial will take place on May 5th at a home in Old Havana with a group exhibition, which will include works by Cuban and foreign artists.
Artist Reynier Leyva Novo will donate 3,800 cuc (= usd) to the #00 Bienal de La Habana (May 5-15), informed the event’s organizing committe on Monday. The money comes from the sale of a work to the Council of the Plastic Arts.
Just a month away from celebrating the #00 Havana Biennial, its team of organizers continue to present promotional material. The event is set to take place at numerous venues in the capital from May 5-15.
During this time of withdrawn silence, the organizing team behind the #00Bienal in Havana have made great progress. The event is set for May 5-15. Read here what we’ve been up to.
Two hours of wasted time in the face of the timid look of the young girls who were checking our suitcases without knowing why. Asking their supervisors, who were nearly the same age, what they should touch and how to write the final report.
Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero is still being held at the Aguilera Police station in Lawton. All day (December 15th) the officer on duty told me that they are waiting for the CI (Counterintelligence) to interrogate him to see what decision will be taken with him. But nothing. Only a long wait.
At the beginning of his pilgrimage to the Rincon de San Lazaro sanctuary, Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero has been arrested (apparently) by the Cuban State Security, when he was at Carlos III and Belascoain streets in Centro Habana.
“The Comrade assigned to me” is a must read. Its existence is an important resource to stop paranoia, double standards, hypocrisy, and persecution. It’s a noble step forward to try and rebuild Cuba. We want every November 22nd to be a celebration of NO FEAR.
If you wanted to make a film about the abuse of power, police violence, totalitarianism, repression and legal vulnerability that exists in Cuba, what happened yesterday to the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara could serve as a good script.
Let me explain why the press conference scheduled Monday afternoon to formally announce the opening for submissions to the #00 Havana Biennial was canceled.