Exhibitions, Conversations, Conferences ans Action in Havana

AGLUTINADOR_INAUGURAAnd Brujas, pero también brujos, too
Tomorrow September 24, at 6 p.m., Sandra Ceballos launched her latest exhibition, Brujas, pero tambíen brujos (Female Witches, but also Male) at Línea 106 gallery. A project of Aglutinador-Brücke, the Museo de Arte Maniaco (Museum of Manic Art, or MAM), and Línea 106, the group show features work by close to 40 artists or art collaboratives. Cuban artists in the show include Tania Bruguera, Marta María Pérez Bravo, José Bedia, and Manuel Mendive, among others. Other artists hail from Canada, Spain, Italy, and Poland.

“Adventures in Art” at Fototeca de Cubacuban-art-news
As part of the 6th Contemporary Art Salon now going on in Havana, Howard and Patricia Farber will give a bilingual Powerpoint presentation about their art collecting and the Farber Foundation and its activities, including Cuban Art News and the upcoming Cuban Art Awards. Thursday, October 2 at 3 p.m. at the Fototeca de Cuba.

Subasta Habana is back
Taking the theme “A Viva Voz” (Out Loud), this year’s auction will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, in the Sala Taganana of Havana’s Hotel Nacional. The lineup includes works by Wifredo Lam, Víctor Manuel, Servando Cabrera Moreno, René Portocarrero, Eduardo Abela, Cundo Bermúdez, Mariano Rodríguez, Loló Soldevilla, Sandú Darié, Yoan Capote, and Los Carpinteros, among others. The works will be on view at Galería Habana from Saturday, October 27 through November 4, from 9 to 5 p.m.


12th Havana Biennial dates and theme
The 12th Bienal de La Habana will take place from May 22 to June 22, 2015. Marking the 30th event’s anniversary, the theme “Between the idea and the experience” will again bring projects to the streets of Havana, where residents will “participate in their design and implementation . . . as a living social laboratory.”

The Utility of History in Havana
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At Factoría Habana, La utilidad de la Historia (The Utility of History) takes as its starting point the investigation of history and its role in the creative process. converted into art. The ten artists in the show span several generations, including younger artists for whom investigation and documentation are integral to their creative work. Curated by Concha Fontenla and Alejandro Machado, La utilidad de la Historia features work by Abel Barroso, Alex Hernández, Ariamna Contino, Celia y Yunior, Fernando Reyna, Frank Mujica, José Ángel Toirac, José Manuel Mesías, Lázaro Saavedra, Ricardo Elías, and Rigoberto Díaz. It opens with an 8 p.m. reception this Friday, September 26, and runs through November 20.