New York artist brings ice rink to Havana in response to thaw in US-Cuban relations

12th Havana Biennial now underway in the Cuban capital

The 12th Havana Biennial is underway in the Cuban capital. One of the attractions this year is an ice rink designed by New York artist Duke Riley, who meant it as an artistic representation of the thaw in United States-Cuba relations.

Riley built the ice rink on the city’s famous Malecon esplanade and brought with him some 200 pairs of ice skates for Cubans to take a spin on the synthetic ice under the blazing Caribbean sun. Riley says the project was inspired by the historic easing of tensions between the US. and Cuba. The two Cold War foes have of late looked to restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years of hostility.

Duke Riley, New York artist: “I think that as the two countries, relations, there will be a lot more cross cultural exchange. Often times, with the United States that can be both positive and negative and there will be some things that will probably have a lot of impact.”

The Havana Biennial is held in the Cuban capital every two years and this year’s exhibit will bring together more than 200 artists from over 40 countries under the theme, “Between the Idea and the Experience”.

The Biennial, which runs through June 22, will feature 120 individual projects and scores of collections in one of the biggest modern art festivals in Cuba.

Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine—And America Wants It-WIRED

 

 

Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now.

The Obama administration has, of course, been trying to normalize relations with the island nation. And last month, during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit to Havana, Roswell Park Cancer Institute finalized an agreement with Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a lung cancer vaccine and begin clinical trials in the US. Essentially, US researchers will bring the Cimavax vaccine stateside and get on track for approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

“The chance to evaluate a vaccine like this is a very exciting prospect,” says Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park. She’s excited, most likely, because research on the vaccine so far shows that it has low toxicity, and it’s relatively cheap to produce and store. The Center for Molecular Immunology will give Roswell Park all of the documentation (how it’s produced, toxicity data, results from past trials) for an FDA drug application; Johnson says she hopes to get approval for testing Cimavax within six to eight months, and to start clinical trials in a year.

How did Cuba end up with a cutting edge immuno-oncology drug? Though the country is justly famous for cigars, rum, and baseball, it also has some of the best and most inventive biotech and medical research in the world. That’s especially notable for a country where the average worker earns $20 a month. Cuba spends a fraction of the money the US does on healthcare per individual; yet the average Cuban has a life expectancy on par with the average American. “They’ve had to do more with less,” says Johnson, “so they’ve had to be even more innovative with how they approach things. For over 40 years, they have had a preeminent immunology community.”

Despite decades of economic sanctions, Fidel and Raul Castro made biotechnology and medical research, particularly preventative medicine, a priority. After the 1981 dengue fever outbreak struck nearly 350,000 Cubans, the government established the Biological Front, an effort to focus research efforts by various agencies toward specific goals. Its first major accomplishment was the successful (and unexpected) production of interferon, a protein that plays a role in human immune response. Since then, Cuban immunologists made several other vaccination breakthroughs, including their own vaccines for meningitis B and hepatitis B, and monoclonal antibodies for kidney transplants.

The thing about making such great cigars is, smoking is really, really bad for you. Lung cancer is the fourth-leading cause of the death in Cuba. Medical researchers at the Center for Molecular Immunology worked on Cimavax for 25 years before the Ministry of Health made it available to the public—for free—in 2011. Each shot costs the government about $1. A Phase II trial from 2008 showed lung cancer patients who received the vaccine lived an average of four to six months longer than those who didn’t. That prompted Japan and some European countries to initiate Cimavax clinical trials as well.

To be fair, Cimavax probably won’t be a game-changing cancer drug in its current form. The vaccine doesn’t attack tumors directly, instead going after a protein that tumors produce which then circulates in the blood. That action spurs a person’s body to release antibodies against a hormone called epidermal growth factor, which typically spurs cell growth but can also, if unchecked, cause cancer. (Although most people normally think of a vaccine as something that prevents a disease, technically a vaccine is a substance that stimulates the immune system in some way.) So the point of Cimavax is to keep lung tumors from growing and metastasizing, turning a late-stage growth into something chronic but manageable.

But in the US and Europe, people with lung cancer already have treatment options with the same goal. Roswell Park researchers say they plan to explore the vaccine’s potential as a preventative intervention—making it more like a traditional vaccine. Furthermore, epidermal growth factor plays an important role in many other cancers, like prostate, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer. “All those things are potential targets for this vaccine,” says Kelvin Lee, an immunologist at the company. Mostly for financial reasons, Cubans didn’t test Cimavax that way at all.

And that drug isn’t the only one with potential in the Cuban pharmacopeia. Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has for six years worked with the Center for Molecular Immunology on another vaccine to treat lung cancer called Racotumomab, with an entirely different mechanism. (It messes with a particular lipid found in tumor cell membranes.) “Investigators from around the world are trying to crack the nut of cancer,” Rothstein says. “The Cubans are thinking in ways that are novel and clever.”

Although President Obama has used his executive power to lift some restrictions against medical and research equipment, Congress must lift the Cuban embargo before collaborative research can ramp up. Johnson hopes to see Cuba embrace more entrepreneurialism in science, and see the US soak up more creative approaches to medical research. Constrained by politics, the Cuban researchers had to innovate in ways the US and Europe did not. Now maybe they’ll be able to teach their colleagues what they learned.

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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