The Independent | David Usborne:
US collectors are expected to attend Havana’s 12th Biennial – and leave with lots of artworks
In Havana the word is out: the Americans are coming.
‘The Ship of Tolerance’ by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov was shown at the 11th Biennial in Havana
This is not a fantasy of McDonald’s and cruise ships conjured by the opening of better relations between the United States and Cuba, further fuelled by the encounter of their leaders in Panama this weekend. Rather, they are talking collectors, curators and museum directors.
The Cuban capital is bracing for a wave of visitors that will come with the opening on 22 May of its 12th Biennial, a festival of Cuban art that this year is set to attract record numbers of attendees, including some of the world’s most important dealers…