The artists in Umbral, or “threshold,” address the dystopia of voicing dissent on the island and the tension of existing as a Cuban citizen anywhere in the world.
The long-overlooked artist received her first museum survey at age 83.
The question of race — however hidden, however camouflaged by the shouts of the crowds — is a constant theme and an unanswered challenge.
Despite international condemnation, and the promises of US Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden to shut down the facility, the detention camp continues to operate.
Ursula Biemann, Nicolas Bourriaud, and others said they will no longer participate in the event.
The artist also called for a boycott of the Havana Biennial.
Cuban artist Hamlet Lavastida was released from prison in Havana and exiled to Poland along with writer Katherine Bisquet.
Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is set to be transferred to the Guanajay maximum security prison, facing charges of contempt, resistance, and assault.
Over 140 artists and intellectuals including Tania Bruguera and Katherine Bisquet have voiced their support for Hamlet Lavastida.
“Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is being detained solely for peacefully expressing his ideas through his art and for his nonviolent defense of human rights,” the open letter reads.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara has been without food or fluids for seven days after Cuban police raided his home and took several artworks.
Fifty years ago, poet Heberto Padilla was forced to publicly denounce himself and his friends as counterrevolutionaries.