Ursula Biemann, Nicolas Bourriaud, and others said they will no longer participate in the event.
Tania Bruguera Agreed to Leave Cuba in Exchange for Release of 25 Prisoners
The artist also called for a boycott of the Havana Biennial.
An Insider’s View of the Cuban Art World and 2019 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.
Why I Will Not Go to This Year’s Havana Biennial
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.
Alternative Havana Biennial Organizers Detained After Filing a Complaint About Previous Detainment
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.
Cuban Police Detain Artist Planning Alternative Havana Biennial [UPDATED]
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was arrested on Monday and accused of “illicit possession of construction materials.”
At the Havana Biennial, a Project Reflects on the Legacy of US Sanctions
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 Temporarily Detained During the Havana Biennial
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.
How Tania Bruguera’s Free Speech Performance Was Mishandled, and Misreported, in Cuba
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.
Artist Tania Bruguera Allegedly Detained in Cuba Over Public Performance [UPDATED]
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.
Stumbling upon Serendipity at the Havana Biennial
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.