The Biennial of Havana suspended in 2017 has a new date


The Biennial of Havana suspended in 2017 has a new date

HAVANA, Apr 7 (EFE)  The 13th Havana Biennial, the largest visual arts event in Cuba, canceled in 2017 to save money after the passage of Hurricane Irma, will be held from April 12 to May 12, 2019 , with the bet that the capital city of the Island will become a “cultural corridor” in which the creators and the public will interact, announced on Friday by its organizers.

Under the general theme “Construction of the Possible” the next edition of the Havana Biennial was presented as a space for those types of contemporary art that understand creation as “living event or experience in progress”.

The representatives of the National Council of Plastic Arts and the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam -both institutions of the Ministry of Culture- insisted on their goal that art “invade the city” during the next Biennial to be held in the year 500 anniversary of Havana.

Although they preferred not to advance the names of participating artists before they receive the invitation in coming days, the curator’s team announced that they expected more than 200 creators from 15 to 20 countries, including Portugal, Brazil, Colombia,Argentina, Mexico, France, Peru and Spain.

One of the guiding principles of the Biennial proposes to encourage interaction between artists, curators, experts and institutions, explained the deputy director of the Wilfredo Lam Center, Margarita González, at the launch of the event.

González highlighted that in recent editions this showcase of art has had a process of continuity in some lines of work that will be maintained in 2019 with projects that have points of contact with other manifestations such as music, literature and dance.