The 12th annual Havana Biennial schedule!

12th Havana Biennial

Between the Idea and Experience

May 22 – June 22, 2015

Curatorial team: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director Havana Biennial and Curator, Margarita Gonzalez Lorente, Artistic Director Havana Biennial and Curator.

Curators: Nelson Herrera Ysla, Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez, Margarita Sanchez Prieto, Ibis Hernandez Abascal, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda, and Jose Fernandez Portal.

This year, the program of activities includes performances from the worlds of dance, theatre, music, film and literature. In the words of one of the organisers: “It won’t be a Biennial for collectors or gallerists, but rather to make a connection with the city”. There will be no official opening or specific venue; art will spill out of the galleries, bursting into the streets which will be bubbling with ideas.

The 12th Biennial will be held in squares, parks and urban spaces, as well as in the usual venues for the event, including the Wifredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art, the photo library Fototeca de Cuba, the Centre for the Development of Visual Arts and the Cuba Pavilion.

The Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, the Mexicans Héctor Zamora and Sandra Calvo, the Austrians Axel Stockburger and Johann Lurf, the Aruban Nelson González, the Peruvian César Cornejo and the Argentinean Dolores Cáceres have confirmed their participation, joining the list of more than 200 artists and collective projects from 44 countries acrossLatin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. The list also includes Cuban artists, displaying their innovative and experimental work

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 16
Press conference on the 12th Havana Biennial / 10:00am
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Opening of the registration office only for journalists/ 11:00am-3:00pm.
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center.
Calle 13 # 299, esq. I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Monday, May 18
Opening of the registration office/ 10:00am-6:00pm
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. Calle San Ignacio 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Opening of the registration office/ 10:00am-6:00pm
Hotel Nacional. Calle O e/ 19 y 21. Vedado
Tel: 7836-3564

Tuesday, May 19
Event: Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Wednesday, May 20
Event: Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Inauguration of exhibition/ 7:00pm
“Ejercicios”. Luis Camnitzer
Casa de las Américas. Calle 3ra e/ F y G, Vedado
Tel: 7838 2712

Presentation of the General Catalogue of the 12th Biennial (only guests)/ 8:30pm
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Thursday, May 21
Event Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Workshop: Immunity, Fertility, Diversity, Culture/ 10:00am
Koen Vanmechelen
University of Havana. Vedado
Tel: 7879-7990

Master conferences
Michelangelo Pistoletto/ 11:00am
Daniel Buren/ 2:00pm
University of the Arts (ISA). Aula Magna. Calle 120 No. 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Official opening of the collateral program of the 12th Biennial/ 4:00pm
Morro-Cabaña Complex
Tel: 7862-4095 / 7862-4097

Concert/ 7:00pm
Héctor Zamora with the collaboration of composer Wilma Alba. Gusano. ISA
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 130 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Perfomance “Opera Cubanacán”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela. Producer-Scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Friday, May 22
Event Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am. Closing
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Official opening of exhibition spaces of the 12th Havana Biennial/ 10:00am.
Daniel Buren/ Ewan Atkinson/ Guisela Munita/ Sebastián Alonso and Martín Cracium/ César Cornejo/ Echando Lápiz- Manuel Santana / Group Pico Estudio/ Juvenal Ravelo/ Marte Johnslien/ Johann Lurf/ Rafael Villares/ Mauricio Abad/ José Eduardo Yaque/ AIP Cultural Project (Art, Industry and Landscape) Renán Rodríguez/ Aman Mojadidi/ Rodolfo Peraza/ La Curtiduría/ Adrián Villar Rojas/ Serigne Mbaye Camara/ Didier Faustino / Elizabeth Cerviño/ Bridget Baker/ Axel Stockburger/ Sandra Monterroso.
Casablanca.

“Video Combos”. Néstor Siré
Available in the Weekly Package
A complete guide of the event will be available in five sales points of audiovisual materials and music in Habana Vieja, Centro Habana and Vedado

Performance “The Black Pearl” / Nikhil Chopra/ 10:00am through Sunday, May 24, 10:30pm (approximately 60 uninterrupted hours)

Exhibition space/ 12m
Habana [re] Generation and Esterio Segura
Outdoor areas of Tallapiedra Thermoelectrical Plant. Ave. del Puerto. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“Phantasmata”. Regina Silveira
Parking areas of Avenida del Puerto, Palacio de la Artesanía and behind the National Museum of Fine Arts
Ebony Patterson
Avenida del Puerto. Navy building

“3K”. Steeve Bauras
San Isidro Sports Hall
Calle Cuba y Leonor Pérez. La Habana Vieja

Documentation on the performance “Third Paradise”/ 1:00pm.
Cuban Photgraphic Library. Mercaderes 307 e/ Teniente Rey y Muralla. La Habana Vieja
Tel. 7862-2530

Exhibition space/ 1:30pm
Antonio José Guzmán/ Emeka Ogboh/ Mestaoui Naziha/ Leonello Zambon/ José Carlos Martinat/ Ignas Krunglevicius/ Reinier Nande/ Humberto Díaz
Development Center for the Visual Arts. Calle San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja.
Tel: 7862-2611 / 78623533

Exhibition space / 2:00pm
Momar Seck.
House of Africa. Calle Obrapía # 157 e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7861-5798

Exhibition space / 2:30pm
Sandra Calvo
Casa de la Obrapía. Calle Obrapía # 158 e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio. La Habana Vieja.
Tel: 7861-3097

Exhibition space / 3:00pm
Eduardo Tomás Basualdo and Sofia Bothlingk/ Alicia Villareal/ Nicolás Paris/ Shilpa Gupta.
Rubén Martínez Villena Public Library. Calle Obispo # 59 e/ Oficios y Baratillo. Arms Square
Tel: 7862-9035 / 7862-9038

Exhibition space
“Comfort # 14”. Sabine Lang – Daniel Baumann
La Metropolitana Building. Calle O´Reilly # 402 esquina Aguacate. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“I Don’t Sell Anything”. Dolores Cáceres
Calle O´Reilly e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“Xclueternity”. Verónica Wiese
Nueva Vida Elders’ Home. Callejón Espada # 12, in the neighborhood of Loma del Ángel. La Habana Vieja

Traveling project
LinYilin
Streets: San Ignacio, Empedrado, O´Reilly and Cuarteles. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space. CRAC/ 3:30pm
Installation: “Manual of Exercises for Life”. Paulina Varas and José Llano
Alejo Carpentier Foundation
Calle Empedrado e/ San Ignacio y Cuba. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7861-3667
Exhibition space / 4:30pm
Dr. Lakra/ Nikolaus Gansterer/ Lázaro Saavedra/ Ariel Candelario/ Jorge Luis Marrero/ Gregor Schneider/ Tino Sehgal / Gilberto Esparza/ Jean Mukendi/ Victor Ekpuk/ Henri Tauliaut/ Fidel García/ Josuhe Paglieri/ Axel Stockburger/ Ebony Patterson
Group performance: “I Don’t Sell Anything”. Dolores Cáceres
Group performance: “Son in Signs”. Francisca Benítez
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Traveling project: “Moving Graphics”. La Curtiduría.

Traveling project: “Havana Dreams on Wheels”. Jeanno Gaussi. Intervention of “bicitaxis” with a tour every week until Friday, June 19
Traveling project “Habana All in”. Tirzo Matha and David Bade. Intervention of sales points (merchandise on small carts)

Group project “Mountains with a Broken Corner”/ 7:00pm
Michael François/ Ryan Gander/ Pierre Huyghe/ Gabriel Kuri/ Tatiana Mesa/ Helen Mirra/ Navid Nuur/ Roman Ondák/ Eduardo Ponjuán/ Ariel Schlesinger/ Shimabuku / Richard Wentworth/ Abraham Cruzvillegas/ Roman Signer
Former bicycle factory Claudio Argüelles. Línea y 18. Vedado

Stage performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo EncantadoTheater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Inauguration show of the 12th Havana Biennial (only guests) / 10:00pm
Havana Cultura MIX Project
Salón Rosado de La Tropical. 41 y 44. Playa

Saturday, May 23
Exhibition Space/ 10:00am
The Smell of a Stranger. Peter Decupere
School of Biology (courtyard). Calle 25 e/ J e I. Vedado
Tel: 7832-1321 / 7836-7785

The Library of Collected Knowledge/ 10:30am
Koen Vanmechelen
Felipe Poey Museum of Natural Sciences. School of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Havana
Tel: 7877-4221

Exhibition Space/ 11:00am
Group Project “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Agnes Chávez / Pedro Lasch / Casey Neithtah / Stephanie Syjuco / Elizabeth Stevenson / Levente Sulyok Susana Delahante Matienzo / Omar Estrada / Adonis Ferro, Denis Peralta and Maysabel Pintado/ Glenda Salazar/ Levi Orta / Guillermo Ramírez Malberti / Harold Vázquez/ Guillermo Ramírez Malberti.
Contacto (Misa de Cajón para Ana Mendieta). Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo/ 11:30am
Pabellón Cuba. 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Exhibition space / 12:30pm
“FD Plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Focsa building, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Exhibition space
Zolaykha Sherzad
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center
Calle 13 # 299, esq I. Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Intervention on doors. Daniel Buren
Calle San Lázaro. Centro Habana

Exhibition space.
Installation: “Harmonious Havana”, Façade Series. Han Sungpil
Façade of the building at Prado Ave. and Teniente Rey Street, venue of Abril Publishing House, La Habana Vieja

Projection of video: “Wound and Missing Object”/ 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Anish Kapoor
Payret Movie Theater. Prado y San José. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7863-3163

Intervention in bookstore/ 3:00pm
Yornel Martínez
Fayad Jamís Bookstore
Calle Obispo 261 e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7864-6012

Performance: “Third Paradise”/ 4:00pm
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Cathedral Square, La Habana Vieja

Güiro concert/ 5:00pm
Carlos Amorales
Verdún movie theater, venue of Raíces Profundas Folklore Company
Consulado # 212 e/ Ánimas y Trocadero. Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 6:30pm
“Piece for Five Interpreters, Pink Light and Silence”
Stéphane Gilot
Lobby of the Cuban Book Institute
Calle Obispo e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“The Signs of Betrayal”. Luis Enrique López Chávez
Glass windows of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuban Art Building
(Transitory Hall of the Information Center of the National Museum of Fine Arts)

Music Session. Dj: Wichi de Vedado/ 7:00pm-10:00pm
“FD plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Focsa Building, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Disconcert I / 7:30pm
Adonis Ferro, Dennis Perlta, Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”
Yara MovieTheater. Calle 23 y L, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9430 / 7831-1723

Perfomance “Cubanacán Opera”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela; Producer-Scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Video-Mapping: “Harmonious Aurora” / 8:00pm to 12pm
Han Sungpil
Façade of the building at Prado Ave. and Teniente Rey Street, venue of Abril Publishing House, La Habana Vieja

Performance “To Each His Own in Bridges”/ 8:30pm
Anri Sala
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Stage Performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Sunday, May 24
Performance: “Thirteen minus Two”/ 11:00am
Michelangelo Pistoletto with special participation of the Ars Longa Ancient Music Ensemble

Exhibition space / 1:00pm
Robin Rhode/ Guillermo Zabaleta/ Ebony Patterson/ La Curtiduría (traveling project)/ Raúl Morilla/ James Webb/ Lin Yilin (traveling project)
Action: “Mapping Trillo Park” (this action will be performed every Saturday until June 20)
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 3:00pm
Louise Ganz/ LinYilin (traveling project)
Inter-disciplinary workshop “Art, Architecture and Design”
Opavivará. La California tenant house
Colón neighborhood, Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 4:30pm
Joseph Kosuth – Seamus Farrell. “El Reino de este Mundo” Gallery
Installation “Snail Oracle”. Andrés Tapia-Urzua
Concert “Each Sound is a Form of Time”. Glenda León/ 5:00pm (20min)
National Library of Cuba. Ave. Independencia e/ 20 de Mayo y Aranguren. Plaza de la Revolución
Tel: 7881-6224 / 7855-5442

Presentation of the project “Islands of Tragedy and Fantasy: Art Biennials and Other Global Disasters/ 5:00pm
Pedro Lasch
Launching of the call for the ”Theater on Statistical Operations” workshop
Salón de Mayo, exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Presentation of the book on contemporary Cuban photography “The Light of Cuba’s Eyes”/ 5:00pm
Madeleine Plonsker. Ballet program with dancers from the National School of Ballet, choreography by Pedro Ruiz and piano recital by Frank Fernández
Martí Theater. Calle Dragones y Zulueta. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7866-7152 / 7866-7153

Presentation “Let’s see if that is true!”/ 8:30pm
Nelson González
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Stage Performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Monday, May 25
Master conferences/ 9:00am
Criterios Cultural Center. ICAIC Building. Calle 23 y 10. Vedado

Exhibition space / 10:00am
Group Project “MOR” Museo Orgánico Romerillo (Romerillo Organic Museum)
Joel Jover Llenderrosos / Osmar Yero / Juan Carlos Balseiro / Rafael Villares / Marta María Pérez Bravo/ René Francisco / Circo Nacional de Cuba / Ever Fonseca / La Andariega / Irene Rodríguez / El Lolo / Ernesto Domecq Menéndez / Ernesto Rancaño / Carlos Quintana / Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / Alexis Díaz / Boamistura / Cai Guo-Qiang / Juan Narciso Quintanilla / Cecilia Paredes /César Paredes/ Irina Novarese / Llobet y Pons / Sergio Cézar / Shirin Neshat / Shoja Azari / Spencer Tunick / Uli Westphal / Dr. Lakra / Richard Korblah / Irving Herrera / Veronika Richterová / Roberto Diago / Kcho / Osvaldo Yero / Carlos Runcie Tanaka / Jorge César Sáenz / ASARO / David Hammons / Francisco Toledo/ Bernardo Roig/
D Morón Teatro/ Betsabee Romero
Agustín Cárdenas/ Amelia Peláez/ Antonia Eiriz/ Francisco Antigua Arencibia/ Mariano Rodríguez/ Raúl Martínez/ Rita Longa/ Wifredo Lam/ Servando Cabrera Moreno/ Belkis Ayón/ Andy Warhol/ Arman/ Luis Caballero/ Roberto Matta/ Ramón Casas/ Jesús Rafael Soto
Kcho Studio. Calle 7ma esquina 120, Playa
Tel: 7208 0965

Symposium “Arena de Evolución”/ 2:00pm
Varona Amphitheater, Varona Building, University of Havana
Tel: 7832-4885

Exhibition space ISA/ 2:00pm
Group Project “With Contact Lenses” (ISA)
Group Performance “Son in Signs”. Francisca Benitez/ 3:30pm
Group Performance “Multitude”. Tamara Cubas/4:00pm
Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter/ 5:00pm

Presentation “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Concert/ 7:00pm
Héctor Zamora with the collaboration of composer Wilma Alba. Gusano. ISA
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 130 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa

Presentation. Pikene Pa Broen (Kirkenes)/ 7:30pm (Yellow Courtyard)
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7864-6284

Perfomance “Cubanacán Opera”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela; producer-scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Presentation “Havana Universe”/ 8:00pm
Carsten Nicolai as Alva Noto
Development Center for the Visual Arts. San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-2611 / 78623533

Presentation of Dj James Lavelle/ 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Club House of the Federation of University Students (FEU). Calle 27 y K. Vedado
Tel: 7832-3736, 7835-5805 ext. 101-103
Tuesday, May 26
Master conferences/ 9:00am
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Audiovisual Showcase/ 5:00pm
Johann Lurf/ Mohamed Bourouissa/ Chemi Rosado/ La Ribot/ María Jerez/ Cesar Oiticica
Experimental Film Showcase, curatorship Esperanza Collado
Infanta Movie Complex. Calle Infanta e/ San Miguel y Neptuno. Centro Habana
Conference “Hershey Model Town: from Pennsylvania to Havana”/ 3:30 pm
Renán Rodríguez González
Salón de Mayo, Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Presentation “Let’s see if that is true!”/ 8:30pm
Nelson González
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Intervention “High Tension”/ 8:30pm
Humberto Díaz
Development Center for the Visual Arts (CDAV). Calle San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-2611 / 7862-3533

Wednesday, May 27
Master conferences/ 9:00am
Criterios Cultural Center. ICAIC Building. Calle 23 y 10. Vedado

Master conferences/ 9:00am
Infanta Movie Complex. Calle Infanta e/ San Miguel y Neptuno. Centro Habana

Performance-Conference “Banana Archive”/ 3:00pm
Leandro Nerefuh
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Café-Theater
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Performance ”Cuba Informal Poker Room”/ 5:00pm
Eugenio Tibaldi
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center (Yellow Courtyard). Calle San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Performance-Conference “T-pox Toque”/ 7:00pm
Omar Estrada
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Thursday, May 28
Master conferences/ 9:00am
House Victor Hugo. Calle O´Reilly #311 e/ Habana y Aguiar. La Habana Vieja.
Tel: 7866-7591

Performance-Conference “Banana Archive”/ 3:00pm
Leandro Nerefuh
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Café-Theater
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Performance ”Cuba Informal Poker Room”/ 5:00pm
Eugenio Tibaldi
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center (Yellow Courtyard). Calle San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Disconcert II / 6:30pm
Adonis Ferro, Denis Peralta, Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba, 23 y N, Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Friday, May 29
Performance “The Tank”/ 2:00pm
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Saturday, May 30
Concert/ 2:00pm-12am
Salón Rosado de La Tropical. 41 y 44. Playa

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Disconcert III /6:30 pm
Adonis Ferro. Dennis Peralta and Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Sunday, May 31
Exhibition Space/ 5:00pm
“Solid State”
House of the Latin American Film Festival. Calle 2 # 411 e/ 17 y 19. Vedado

Monday, June 1
Master conference “Stage Devices”. Dr. José Antonio Sánchez/ 10:00am
Theater Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts. Cuban Art Building. Calle Trocadero e/ Zulueta y Monserrate.
Tel: 7862-0140 / 7861-5777

Presentation: “Video Combos/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Tuesday, June 2
“The Case of the Spectator”. María Jerez/ 8:30pm.
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Wednesday, June 3
Conference on Afro hair/ 3:00pm
Aldeide Delgado Puebla
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”̈
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

“The Croquis Reloaded”. Cuqui Jerez/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Thursday, June 4
Conference with demonstrations: “Hairdos for Sandy Style Afro Hair”/ 2:00pm
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “ ̈Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

“The Reloaded Sketch”. Cuqui Jerez/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Saturday, June 6
Performance. Esperanza Collado/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Sunday, June 7
“More Distinguished”. La Ribot. Revival 2015, interpreted by Ruth Childs/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Monday, June 8
“More Distinguished”. La Ribot. Revival 2015, interpreted by Ruth Childs/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Presentation “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Tuesday, June 9
Conference/ 10:00am
Lowery S. Sims
San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Ave 31 y calle 100. Marianao
Tel: 7260-7728 / 7260-9234

Wednesday, June 10
Projection of audiovisuals on Afro hair
People with Hard Hair/ 10:00am
Bad Hair/ 1:00pm.
Good hair/ 3:00pm.
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Projection Hall. Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Live performance “To Each His Own in Bridges”/ 8:30pm
Anri Sala
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Thursday, June 11
Conference/ 2:00pm
Mercy Nodarse
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” /”Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Friday, June 12
Chat about musician Felipe Dulzaides Badia and closing of project/ 6:00pm
“FD plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Edificio Focsa, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Saturday, June 13
“Lo llevamos rizo”. Gala and awarding of Natural Afro Hair Contest/4:00pm
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/“Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba, 23 y N, Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Monday, June 15
Presentation: “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

From Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19
Workshop on Statistical Operations. Pedro Lasch with special guests/ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Exhibition ”Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Art Gallery. Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Thursday, June 18
Presentation/ 8:00pm
“Cuerda Floja”. 2 Boys TV
Copa Room of Hotel Havana Riviera. Paseo y Malecón. Vedado

Sunday, June 21
Reception and inauguration of materials and artistic works produced in the Statistical Operations Workshop / 5:00pm
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”
Art Gallery, Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

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DJ, PRODUCER AND DRUMMER AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON VISITS HAVANA WITH THE HELP OF CULTURAL ISLAND TRAVEL

12th Havana Biennial

Between the Idea and Experience

May 22 – June 22, 2015

Curatorial team: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director Havana Biennial and Curator, Margarita Gonzalez Lorente, Artistic Director Havana Biennial and Curator.

Curators: Nelson Herrera Ysla, Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez, Margarita Sanchez Prieto, Ibis Hernandez Abascal, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda, and Jose Fernandez Portal.

This year, the program of activities includes performances from the worlds of dance, theatre, music, film and literature. In the words of one of the organisers: “It won’t be a Biennial for collectors or gallerists, but rather to make a connection with the city”. There will be no official opening or specific venue; art will spill out of the galleries, bursting into the streets which will be bubbling with ideas.

The 12th Biennial will be held in squares, parks and urban spaces, as well as in the usual venues for the event, including the Wifredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art, the photo library Fototeca de Cuba, the Centre for the Development of Visual Arts and the Cuba Pavilion.

The Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, the Mexicans Héctor Zamora and Sandra Calvo, the Austrians Axel Stockburger and Johann Lurf, the Aruban Nelson González, the Peruvian César Cornejo and the Argentinean Dolores Cáceres have confirmed their participation, joining the list of more than 200 artists and collective projects from 44 countries acrossLatin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. The list also includes Cuban artists, displaying their innovative and experimental work

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 16
Press conference on the 12th Havana Biennial / 10:00am
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Opening of the registration office only for journalists/ 11:00am-3:00pm.
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center.
Calle 13 # 299, esq. I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Monday, May 18
Opening of the registration office/ 10:00am-6:00pm
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. Calle San Ignacio 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Opening of the registration office/ 10:00am-6:00pm
Hotel Nacional. Calle O e/ 19 y 21. Vedado
Tel: 7836-3564

Tuesday, May 19
Event: Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Wednesday, May 20
Event: Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Inauguration of exhibition/ 7:00pm
“Ejercicios”. Luis Camnitzer
Casa de las Américas. Calle 3ra e/ F y G, Vedado
Tel: 7838 2712

Presentation of the General Catalogue of the 12th Biennial (only guests)/ 8:30pm
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Thursday, May 21
Event Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Workshop: Immunity, Fertility, Diversity, Culture/ 10:00am
Koen Vanmechelen
University of Havana. Vedado
Tel: 7879-7990

Master conferences
Michelangelo Pistoletto/ 11:00am
Daniel Buren/ 2:00pm
University of the Arts (ISA). Aula Magna. Calle 120 No. 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Official opening of the collateral program of the 12th Biennial/ 4:00pm
Morro-Cabaña Complex
Tel: 7862-4095 / 7862-4097

Concert/ 7:00pm
Héctor Zamora with the collaboration of composer Wilma Alba. Gusano. ISA
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 130 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Perfomance “Opera Cubanacán”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela. Producer-Scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Friday, May 22
Event Gestión de Ciudad/ 10:00am. Closing
Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-3467

Official opening of exhibition spaces of the 12th Havana Biennial/ 10:00am.
Daniel Buren/ Ewan Atkinson/ Guisela Munita/ Sebastián Alonso and Martín Cracium/ César Cornejo/ Echando Lápiz- Manuel Santana / Group Pico Estudio/ Juvenal Ravelo/ Marte Johnslien/ Johann Lurf/ Rafael Villares/ Mauricio Abad/ José Eduardo Yaque/ AIP Cultural Project (Art, Industry and Landscape) Renán Rodríguez/ Aman Mojadidi/ Rodolfo Peraza/ La Curtiduría/ Adrián Villar Rojas/ Serigne Mbaye Camara/ Didier Faustino / Elizabeth Cerviño/ Bridget Baker/ Axel Stockburger/ Sandra Monterroso.
Casablanca.

“Video Combos”. Néstor Siré
Available in the Weekly Package
A complete guide of the event will be available in five sales points of audiovisual materials and music in Habana Vieja, Centro Habana and Vedado

Performance “The Black Pearl” / Nikhil Chopra/ 10:00am through Sunday, May 24, 10:30pm (approximately 60 uninterrupted hours)

Exhibition space/ 12m
Habana [re] Generation and Esterio Segura
Outdoor areas of Tallapiedra Thermoelectrical Plant. Ave. del Puerto. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“Phantasmata”. Regina Silveira
Parking areas of Avenida del Puerto, Palacio de la Artesanía and behind the National Museum of Fine Arts
Ebony Patterson
Avenida del Puerto. Navy building

“3K”. Steeve Bauras
San Isidro Sports Hall
Calle Cuba y Leonor Pérez. La Habana Vieja

Documentation on the performance “Third Paradise”/ 1:00pm.
Cuban Photgraphic Library. Mercaderes 307 e/ Teniente Rey y Muralla. La Habana Vieja
Tel. 7862-2530

Exhibition space/ 1:30pm
Antonio José Guzmán/ Emeka Ogboh/ Mestaoui Naziha/ Leonello Zambon/ José Carlos Martinat/ Ignas Krunglevicius/ Reinier Nande/ Humberto Díaz
Development Center for the Visual Arts. Calle San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja.
Tel: 7862-2611 / 78623533

Exhibition space / 2:00pm
Momar Seck.
House of Africa. Calle Obrapía # 157 e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7861-5798

Exhibition space / 2:30pm
Sandra Calvo
Casa de la Obrapía. Calle Obrapía # 158 e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio. La Habana Vieja.
Tel: 7861-3097

Exhibition space / 3:00pm
Eduardo Tomás Basualdo and Sofia Bothlingk/ Alicia Villareal/ Nicolás Paris/ Shilpa Gupta.
Rubén Martínez Villena Public Library. Calle Obispo # 59 e/ Oficios y Baratillo. Arms Square
Tel: 7862-9035 / 7862-9038

Exhibition space
“Comfort # 14”. Sabine Lang – Daniel Baumann
La Metropolitana Building. Calle O´Reilly # 402 esquina Aguacate. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“I Don’t Sell Anything”. Dolores Cáceres
Calle O´Reilly e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“Xclueternity”. Verónica Wiese
Nueva Vida Elders’ Home. Callejón Espada # 12, in the neighborhood of Loma del Ángel. La Habana Vieja

Traveling project
LinYilin
Streets: San Ignacio, Empedrado, O´Reilly and Cuarteles. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space. CRAC/ 3:30pm
Installation: “Manual of Exercises for Life”. Paulina Varas and José Llano
Alejo Carpentier Foundation
Calle Empedrado e/ San Ignacio y Cuba. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7861-3667
Exhibition space / 4:30pm
Dr. Lakra/ Nikolaus Gansterer/ Lázaro Saavedra/ Ariel Candelario/ Jorge Luis Marrero/ Gregor Schneider/ Tino Sehgal / Gilberto Esparza/ Jean Mukendi/ Victor Ekpuk/ Henri Tauliaut/ Fidel García/ Josuhe Paglieri/ Axel Stockburger/ Ebony Patterson
Group performance: “I Don’t Sell Anything”. Dolores Cáceres
Group performance: “Son in Signs”. Francisca Benítez
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Plaza de la Catedral
Tel: 7864-6284

Traveling project: “Moving Graphics”. La Curtiduría.

Traveling project: “Havana Dreams on Wheels”. Jeanno Gaussi. Intervention of “bicitaxis” with a tour every week until Friday, June 19
Traveling project “Habana All in”. Tirzo Matha and David Bade. Intervention of sales points (merchandise on small carts)

Group project “Mountains with a Broken Corner”/ 7:00pm
Michael François/ Ryan Gander/ Pierre Huyghe/ Gabriel Kuri/ Tatiana Mesa/ Helen Mirra/ Navid Nuur/ Roman Ondák/ Eduardo Ponjuán/ Ariel Schlesinger/ Shimabuku / Richard Wentworth/ Abraham Cruzvillegas/ Roman Signer
Former bicycle factory Claudio Argüelles. Línea y 18. Vedado

Stage performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo EncantadoTheater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Inauguration show of the 12th Havana Biennial (only guests) / 10:00pm
Havana Cultura MIX Project
Salón Rosado de La Tropical. 41 y 44. Playa

Saturday, May 23
Exhibition Space/ 10:00am
The Smell of a Stranger. Peter Decupere
School of Biology (courtyard). Calle 25 e/ J e I. Vedado
Tel: 7832-1321 / 7836-7785

The Library of Collected Knowledge/ 10:30am
Koen Vanmechelen
Felipe Poey Museum of Natural Sciences. School of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Havana
Tel: 7877-4221

Exhibition Space/ 11:00am
Group Project “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Agnes Chávez / Pedro Lasch / Casey Neithtah / Stephanie Syjuco / Elizabeth Stevenson / Levente Sulyok Susana Delahante Matienzo / Omar Estrada / Adonis Ferro, Denis Peralta and Maysabel Pintado/ Glenda Salazar/ Levi Orta / Guillermo Ramírez Malberti / Harold Vázquez/ Guillermo Ramírez Malberti.
Contacto (Misa de Cajón para Ana Mendieta). Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo/ 11:30am
Pabellón Cuba. 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Exhibition space / 12:30pm
“FD Plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Focsa building, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Exhibition space
Zolaykha Sherzad
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center
Calle 13 # 299, esq I. Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Intervention on doors. Daniel Buren
Calle San Lázaro. Centro Habana

Exhibition space.
Installation: “Harmonious Havana”, Façade Series. Han Sungpil
Façade of the building at Prado Ave. and Teniente Rey Street, venue of Abril Publishing House, La Habana Vieja

Projection of video: “Wound and Missing Object”/ 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Anish Kapoor
Payret Movie Theater. Prado y San José. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7863-3163

Intervention in bookstore/ 3:00pm
Yornel Martínez
Fayad Jamís Bookstore
Calle Obispo 261 e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7864-6012

Performance: “Third Paradise”/ 4:00pm
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Cathedral Square, La Habana Vieja

Güiro concert/ 5:00pm
Carlos Amorales
Verdún movie theater, venue of Raíces Profundas Folklore Company
Consulado # 212 e/ Ánimas y Trocadero. Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 6:30pm
“Piece for Five Interpreters, Pink Light and Silence”
Stéphane Gilot
Lobby of the Cuban Book Institute
Calle Obispo e/ Aguiar y Cuba. La Habana Vieja

Exhibition space
“The Signs of Betrayal”. Luis Enrique López Chávez
Glass windows of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuban Art Building
(Transitory Hall of the Information Center of the National Museum of Fine Arts)

Music Session. Dj: Wichi de Vedado/ 7:00pm-10:00pm
“FD plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Focsa Building, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Disconcert I / 7:30pm
Adonis Ferro, Dennis Perlta, Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”
Yara MovieTheater. Calle 23 y L, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9430 / 7831-1723

Perfomance “Cubanacán Opera”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela; Producer-Scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Video-Mapping: “Harmonious Aurora” / 8:00pm to 12pm
Han Sungpil
Façade of the building at Prado Ave. and Teniente Rey Street, venue of Abril Publishing House, La Habana Vieja

Performance “To Each His Own in Bridges”/ 8:30pm
Anri Sala
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Stage Performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Sunday, May 24
Performance: “Thirteen minus Two”/ 11:00am
Michelangelo Pistoletto with special participation of the Ars Longa Ancient Music Ensemble

Exhibition space / 1:00pm
Robin Rhode/ Guillermo Zabaleta/ Ebony Patterson/ La Curtiduría (traveling project)/ Raúl Morilla/ James Webb/ Lin Yilin (traveling project)
Action: “Mapping Trillo Park” (this action will be performed every Saturday until June 20)
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 3:00pm
Louise Ganz/ LinYilin (traveling project)
Inter-disciplinary workshop “Art, Architecture and Design”
Opavivará. La California tenant house
Colón neighborhood, Centro Habana

Exhibition space / 4:30pm
Joseph Kosuth – Seamus Farrell. “El Reino de este Mundo” Gallery
Installation “Snail Oracle”. Andrés Tapia-Urzua
Concert “Each Sound is a Form of Time”. Glenda León/ 5:00pm (20min)
National Library of Cuba. Ave. Independencia e/ 20 de Mayo y Aranguren. Plaza de la Revolución
Tel: 7881-6224 / 7855-5442

Presentation of the project “Islands of Tragedy and Fantasy: Art Biennials and Other Global Disasters/ 5:00pm
Pedro Lasch
Launching of the call for the ”Theater on Statistical Operations” workshop
Salón de Mayo, exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Presentation of the book on contemporary Cuban photography “The Light of Cuba’s Eyes”/ 5:00pm
Madeleine Plonsker. Ballet program with dancers from the National School of Ballet, choreography by Pedro Ruiz and piano recital by Frank Fernández
Martí Theater. Calle Dragones y Zulueta. La Habana Vieja
Tel: 7866-7152 / 7866-7153

Presentation “Let’s see if that is true!”/ 8:30pm
Nelson González
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Stage Performance: “Triunfadela”/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Ensemble
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Monday, May 25
Master conferences/ 9:00am
Criterios Cultural Center. ICAIC Building. Calle 23 y 10. Vedado

Exhibition space / 10:00am
Group Project “MOR” Museo Orgánico Romerillo (Romerillo Organic Museum)
Joel Jover Llenderrosos / Osmar Yero / Juan Carlos Balseiro / Rafael Villares / Marta María Pérez Bravo/ René Francisco / Circo Nacional de Cuba / Ever Fonseca / La Andariega / Irene Rodríguez / El Lolo / Ernesto Domecq Menéndez / Ernesto Rancaño / Carlos Quintana / Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / Alexis Díaz / Boamistura / Cai Guo-Qiang / Juan Narciso Quintanilla / Cecilia Paredes /César Paredes/ Irina Novarese / Llobet y Pons / Sergio Cézar / Shirin Neshat / Shoja Azari / Spencer Tunick / Uli Westphal / Dr. Lakra / Richard Korblah / Irving Herrera / Veronika Richterová / Roberto Diago / Kcho / Osvaldo Yero / Carlos Runcie Tanaka / Jorge César Sáenz / ASARO / David Hammons / Francisco Toledo/ Bernardo Roig/
D Morón Teatro/ Betsabee Romero
Agustín Cárdenas/ Amelia Peláez/ Antonia Eiriz/ Francisco Antigua Arencibia/ Mariano Rodríguez/ Raúl Martínez/ Rita Longa/ Wifredo Lam/ Servando Cabrera Moreno/ Belkis Ayón/ Andy Warhol/ Arman/ Luis Caballero/ Roberto Matta/ Ramón Casas/ Jesús Rafael Soto
Kcho Studio. Calle 7ma esquina 120, Playa
Tel: 7208 0965

Symposium “Arena de Evolución”/ 2:00pm
Varona Amphitheater, Varona Building, University of Havana
Tel: 7832-4885

Exhibition space ISA/ 2:00pm
Group Project “With Contact Lenses” (ISA)
Group Performance “Son in Signs”. Francisca Benitez/ 3:30pm
Group Performance “Multitude”. Tamara Cubas/4:00pm
Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter/ 5:00pm

Presentation “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Concert/ 7:00pm
Héctor Zamora with the collaboration of composer Wilma Alba. Gusano. ISA
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 130 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa

Presentation. Pikene Pa Broen (Kirkenes)/ 7:30pm (Yellow Courtyard)
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7864-6284

Perfomance “Cubanacán Opera”/ 8:00pm
Composer: Roberto Varela; producer-scriptwriter: Charles Koppelman
University of the Arts (ISA). School of Plastic Arts. Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Presentation “Havana Universe”/ 8:00pm
Carsten Nicolai as Alva Noto
Development Center for the Visual Arts. San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-2611 / 78623533

Presentation of Dj James Lavelle/ 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Club House of the Federation of University Students (FEU). Calle 27 y K. Vedado
Tel: 7832-3736, 7835-5805 ext. 101-103
Tuesday, May 26
Master conferences/ 9:00am
University of the Arts (ISA). Calle 120 # 1110 e/ 9na y 13, Cubanacán, Playa
Tel: 7208-8975

Audiovisual Showcase/ 5:00pm
Johann Lurf/ Mohamed Bourouissa/ Chemi Rosado/ La Ribot/ María Jerez/ Cesar Oiticica
Experimental Film Showcase, curatorship Esperanza Collado
Infanta Movie Complex. Calle Infanta e/ San Miguel y Neptuno. Centro Habana
Conference “Hershey Model Town: from Pennsylvania to Havana”/ 3:30 pm
Renán Rodríguez González
Salón de Mayo, Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Presentation “Let’s see if that is true!”/ 8:30pm
Nelson González
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Intervention “High Tension”/ 8:30pm
Humberto Díaz
Development Center for the Visual Arts (CDAV). Calle San Ignacio # 352 esq. Teniente Rey. Plaza Vieja, Habana Vieja
Tel: 7862-2611 / 7862-3533

Wednesday, May 27
Master conferences/ 9:00am
Criterios Cultural Center. ICAIC Building. Calle 23 y 10. Vedado

Master conferences/ 9:00am
Infanta Movie Complex. Calle Infanta e/ San Miguel y Neptuno. Centro Habana

Performance-Conference “Banana Archive”/ 3:00pm
Leandro Nerefuh
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Café-Theater
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Performance ”Cuba Informal Poker Room”/ 5:00pm
Eugenio Tibaldi
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center (Yellow Courtyard). Calle San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Performance-Conference “T-pox Toque”/ 7:00pm
Omar Estrada
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765
Thursday, May 28
Master conferences/ 9:00am
House Victor Hugo. Calle O´Reilly #311 e/ Habana y Aguiar. La Habana Vieja.
Tel: 7866-7591

Performance-Conference “Banana Archive”/ 3:00pm
Leandro Nerefuh
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Café-Theater
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Performance ”Cuba Informal Poker Room”/ 5:00pm
Eugenio Tibaldi
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center (Yellow Courtyard). Calle San Ignacio # 22 esq. Empedrado. Cathedral Square
Tel: 7864-6284

Disconcert II / 6:30pm
Adonis Ferro, Denis Peralta, Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba, 23 y N, Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Friday, May 29
Performance “The Tank”/ 2:00pm
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Saturday, May 30
Concert/ 2:00pm-12am
Salón Rosado de La Tropical. 41 y 44. Playa

Multimedia Show/ 5:00pm
Audiovisual ao Vivo. AVAV
Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Tito Junco Hall
Calle 13 # 299, esq. a calle I, Vedado
Tel: 7832-9359

Disconcert III /6:30 pm
Adonis Ferro. Dennis Peralta and Maysabel Pintado
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Sunday, May 31
Exhibition Space/ 5:00pm
“Solid State”
House of the Latin American Film Festival. Calle 2 # 411 e/ 17 y 19. Vedado

Monday, June 1
Master conference “Stage Devices”. Dr. José Antonio Sánchez/ 10:00am
Theater Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts. Cuban Art Building. Calle Trocadero e/ Zulueta y Monserrate.
Tel: 7862-0140 / 7861-5777

Presentation: “Video Combos/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Tuesday, June 2
“The Case of the Spectator”. María Jerez/ 8:30pm.
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Wednesday, June 3
Conference on Afro hair/ 3:00pm
Aldeide Delgado Puebla
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”̈
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

“The Croquis Reloaded”. Cuqui Jerez/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Thursday, June 4
Conference with demonstrations: “Hairdos for Sandy Style Afro Hair”/ 2:00pm
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “ ̈Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

“The Reloaded Sketch”. Cuqui Jerez/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Saturday, June 6
Performance. Esperanza Collado/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Sunday, June 7
“More Distinguished”. La Ribot. Revival 2015, interpreted by Ruth Childs/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Monday, June 8
“More Distinguished”. La Ribot. Revival 2015, interpreted by Ruth Childs/ 8:30pm
El Ciervo Encantado Theater Hall. Calle 18 e/ Línea y 11. Vedado
Tel: 7833-6982

Presentation “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

Tuesday, June 9
Conference/ 10:00am
Lowery S. Sims
San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Ave 31 y calle 100. Marianao
Tel: 7260-7728 / 7260-9234

Wednesday, June 10
Projection of audiovisuals on Afro hair
People with Hard Hair/ 10:00am
Bad Hair/ 1:00pm.
Good hair/ 3:00pm.
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/ “Between, Inside, Outside”
Projection Hall. Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Live performance “To Each His Own in Bridges”/ 8:30pm
Anri Sala
Trillo Park, Centro Habana

Thursday, June 11
Conference/ 2:00pm
Mercy Nodarse
“Lo llevamos rizo”- Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera” /”Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Friday, June 12
Chat about musician Felipe Dulzaides Badia and closing of project/ 6:00pm
“FD plays FD”
Felipe Dulzaides
Edificio Focsa, Penthouse 29IJ. Calle 17 e/ M y N. Vedado

Saturday, June 13
“Lo llevamos rizo”. Gala and awarding of Natural Afro Hair Contest/4:00pm
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/“Between, Inside, Outside”
Pabellón Cuba, 23 y N, Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Monday, June 15
Presentation: “Video Combos”/ 6:00pm
Néstor Siré
Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Calle 13 No. 509 entre D y E, apto. 9. Vedado
Tel: 7832-4270

From Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19
Workshop on Statistical Operations. Pedro Lasch with special guests/ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Exhibition ”Entre, Dentro, Fuera” / “Between, Inside, Outside”
Art Gallery. Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

Thursday, June 18
Presentation/ 8:00pm
“Cuerda Floja”. 2 Boys TV
Copa Room of Hotel Havana Riviera. Paseo y Malecón. Vedado

Sunday, June 21
Reception and inauguration of materials and artistic works produced in the Statistical Operations Workshop / 5:00pm
Exhibition “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”/”Between, Inside, Outside”
Art Gallery, Pabellón Cuba. Calle 23 y N. Vedado
Tel: 7835-3765

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Rebecca Barger Photography

The United States recently announced an easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba, and I vowed to set foot in Havana before Starbucks did!

In the 1980s, I was a photography student in South Florida, and I became fascinated with Latin America culture. Since I was from suburban Philadelphia, I hadn’t even tasted black beans. In the following years, my photographic adventures led me south to Brazil, Argentina and Peru, and I even studied Spanish in Central America. But Cuba was the elusive country I couldn’t easily visit, until a few weeks ago.

In February, I spent a week exploring Havana and, of course, photographing everything along the way. I’m a wedding photographer, and I hoped to document a typical wedding. However, street photography will always be my first love. And in Havana, the enchanting streets are just chock-full of photographic possibilities.

Havana, the capital, boasts amazing architecture — however, most of it is literally falling to pieces. The buildings and plumbing are in terrible disrepair. The sidewalks are in such poor shape that I gave up my walking clogs, switched to sneakers and still tripped and fell, cracking a camera lens. Two handsome men picked me up and were gone before I could even mumble “gracias.”

I stayed with a family in a bed and breakfast, called a casa particular. I was presented a set of five keys to help me navigate the elaborate maze of doors, iron gates, and locks needed to enter and exit. (My fire escape plan consisted of jumping from our balcony to a neighboring balcony, like Spider-Man.) The family was lovely and knew some English, and the 21-year-old son was a Santería priest. I hired him to secure enough bottled water for the week, since that project would’ve taken me an entire day. And he sprinkled some of his special holy water around my head, too.

For the two weeks before my trip, I refreshed my Spanish and contacted some photographers in Cuba. A professor at the University of Havana asked me to show my images at his private photography school, held in what he called a “garage.” We had a torrent of rain that afternoon, and the students could not attend because the bus system shuts down during the rain. So, we had a cozy bilingual chat with a few students in the professor’s glorious dining room in his upscale home. I never did understand the “garage” reference.

The prevalence of autos from the 1950s in Havana is a cliché familiar to Americans. It’s estimated that 60,000 vintage cars are still in use on the island. The biggest tourist faux pas possible is to slam a car door, which could damage these precious relics. I learned that at the airport when I climbed into my taxi, a 1956 Studebaker. And it’s not just the cars that show off Cuban resourcefulness — disposable lighters are not tossed out but refilled; flan is “baked” in beer cans; and palm fronds are fashioned into brooms.

The most surprising thing about my visit was my feeling of safety. Walking around with my expensive camera gear, I felt more secure than in most of Philadelphia. I hadn’t considered bringing my 13-year-old along for the trip, since I felt it couldn’t possibly be safe enough for my comfort, but Cubans spoke of the U.S. as being a dangerous place to live.

My 56-year-old guide at Havana’s Colon Cemetery gave me a long embrace that brought tears to my eyes. She told me how glad she was that Cubans and Americans could be friends again. I’m already planning another trip to Cuba, and this time I’ll be taking my teenage daughter with me. She needs to get there before Starbucks, too!

 

 

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Blue Note Jazz announces partnership with Cultural Island Travel!

 

 

 

 

 

We are so proud to announce a partnership with the Blue Note Jazz Club for Cuba trips!! I couldn’t be happier with this partnership not just because of their prestigious name but also their dedication to promoting great music worldwide.

BLUE NOTE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL DIVISION
BLUE NOTE TRAVEL

Division to Offer Music-Focused

Global Travel Experiences for Fans

Cuba Featured as Initial Destination –

Itineraries Now Available With Travel Dates Beginning in May

New York, NY – April 9, 2015 – Blue Note Entertainment Group – the entity that owns and operates music venues such as Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa, and The Howard Theatre, among other properties – announced today the launch of Blue Note Travel, a new division that will curate a wide range of culturally enriching music travel experiences for fans to global destinations.

The division’s portfolio of offerings will include unique trips to various music festivals around the world (featuring amenities such as VIP seating/access and artist meet-and-greets, among others) as well as rare travel opportunities with world renowned musicians and personalities.

While several destinations will be announced in the coming weeks, Blue Note Travel is proud to launch with Cuba as its first destination. Multiple Cuba itineraries are now available for purchase, with travel dates as early as May 2015. Visit bluenotetravel.com for information.

“Over the years, many of our venue patrons have inquired about music-centric trips to prime destinations and music festivals around the world,” says Steven Bensusan, President of Blue Note Entertainment Group. “With Blue Note Travel, we can finally offer music fans unique travel experiences using our direct access to the world’s finest musicians, music festivals and colleagues in global markets. We’re particularly excited to launch Blue Note Travel with Cuba as our first destination, given the recent political developments.”

For its Cuba offerings, Blue Note Travel formed a partnership with Cultural Island Travel in October 2014 (prior to the Obama administration’s announcement of the U.S. updated policy toward Cuba in December 2014). Cultural Island Travel has been a leader in offering distinctive cultural exchanges for patrons between Cuba and the U.S. since 1999 (with an emphasis on music and dance). The organization is one of the few entities that is legally permitted to conduct people-to-people travel (which classifies trips as genuine cultural exchanges), authorized by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Freight Assets Control (OFAC)

“Cuba is widely considered to be one of the hot spots of jazz – an inspiration to the likes of Charlie Parker, Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie and a perennial source of enjoyment to listeners. Notwithstanding political tensions, there continues to be a prevailing affinity between Cuban and American jazz musicians and audiences,” says Shabi Samoohi, President of Cultural Island Travel and Direct From Cuba, an organization that represents and arranges concerts and programs for various Cuban musicians in New York City. “This partnership with Blue Note Travel is therefore a natural outgrowth and a re-invigoration of our commitment at Cultural Island Travel to fostering first-rate cultural, musical and artistic exchange between U.S. and Cuban citizens.”

“With our access as well as Cultural Island Travel’s long standing relationship with Cuban musicians, we look forward to engaging in wholly unique cultural exchanges between Cubans and U.S. citizens, with an emphasis on music, dance, and visual art, in ways that are sure to be unforgettable for both parties,” adds Bensusan.

Available Blue Note Travel Cuba itineraries include “City & Countryside,” which spotlights Havana’s urban life with an escape to the countryside (available May 7-11 and July 2-6); “Cuba Past & Present,” highlighting Cuba’s central countryside, focusing on the country’s history with a vintage theme (available June 10-16); “Havana Weekend,” designed for busy people who want to full experience Cuba’s vibrant capital city on a short schedule (available June 19-22); and “Havana, Santiago & Baracoa,” spotlighting visits to three of Cuba’s most dynamic cities in one trip experience (dates to be announced).

All Cuba itineraries will feature special activities such as exclusive dance and jazz performances, gallery and museum visits, among other opportunities that highlight Cuba’s rich arts and cultural community.

For more information on Blue Note Travel and its various offerings, please visit bluenotetravel.com.

About Blue Note Entertainment Group:

Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa, and Lucille’s Grill; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy). The company also programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA). Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to become the largest jazz festival in New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Media Group, Management Group and Travel.

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Jordy Freed, Director of Marketing & Publicity

Blue Note Entertainment Group

212-475-0049

jordy@bluenote.net

Cars and UNESCO Heritage Buildings

Cars, Cars, and Cars! We never get tired of Cuba’s gorgeous American classic cars. Cuban mechanics aka magicians have a way we them. They are still running after over fifty years and some of them were fully restored to their former glory. Take a classic convertible car ride soon in Havana, one of the most fascinating cities on Earth!

See photos of classic cars lined up in front of the Teatro Garcia Lorca (The Grand Theater) and the Capitol building!

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Ballet on the Malecon anyone???

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A beautiful walk through Havana’s Organic Market

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Recent photos from the Palm Beach Photography Group Custom Trip To Cuba

A custom photo trip to Cuba helped me see Cuba in a completely different light. We took our time, street by street and I wanted to share some of our photos with you. We covered the real and non-touristic Cuba that are not on any other photographic itineraries. We focused on authentic Cuban neighborhoods and saw the passion of the Cuban people through a lens. These photos were taken by Shabi Samoohi in February 2015.

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From Cuba: Jorge Luis Pacheco Quartet at JALC DIzzy’s NY April 23, 2015

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Jorge Luis Pacheco Campos Quartet

With pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco Campos, bassist David Faya Cordova, conga player Otto Santana Selis, and drummer Reinier Guerra

 

“We have not heard a talent like this in years. They are already saying that he will be the one to save Latin Jazz and remind everyone that the greatest musicians with most fire are Cuban.”
– Wendy Oxenhorn, Jazz Foundation of America
Jorge Luis Pacheco Campos is a virtuoso pianist, vocalist, percussionist, composer, and arranger who “defies genre,” according to Monty Alexander. He has collaborated with such artists as Chucho Valdés, Arturo O’Farrill, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis during its historic trip to Cuba. Tonight, he leads a quartet of piano, bass, drums, and congas. While grounded in Cuban jazz, the group’s modern approach includes heady rhythmic shifts, breakneck pace, and exciting compositions that highlight Pacheco’s experience writing for solo performance and small groups as well as a string symphony and documentary scores.

Visitor Info

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor

 

Set Times
7:30 & 9:30PM Nightly
11:30PM Tuesday-Saturday

 

Reserve by phone
212-258-9595
In person after 6pm

daily at the club

Price Info

Cover:
$35
Student:
$20