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.
In an in-depth interview translated from Spanish, artist and scholar Coco Fusco discusses the 2019 Havana Biennial and state of the Cuban art world with poet and cultural commentator Katherine Bisquet.
I am not going to the 13th Havana Biennial because my struggle to achieve freedom of expression in Cuba, my defense of cultural rights, and my efforts to end political hatred among Cubans and defend the right to demonstrate in the streets are not limited to an event. It is my life mission.
Curator Yanelys Nuñez Leyva and her partner, the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, were detained by Cuban police after filing a complaint related to Alcántara detention earlier this month.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was arrested on Monday and accused of “illicit possession of construction materials.”
French artist Didier Faustino offers a poetic reflection at this year’s Havana Biennial on how five decades of sanctions have impacted Cuban youth.
Artist Tania Bruguera was detained by Cuban police yesterday in her Havana home after concluding the final reading of her project, the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism.
At 3pm on Tuesday, December 30, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s participatory performance “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” was scheduled to take place in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana.
The artist Tania Bruguera has likely been detained by Cuban authorities who prevented her from staging a performance yesterday in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to multiple media reports and the artist’s sister.
I have never felt I more fully embodied the role of “cultural tourist” than when I visited the 11th Havana Biennial for its opening week.