Cuban Artists Crowdfund To Create A ‘Havana Biennial For Everyone’

The Art Newpaper | LAURIE ROJAS

A crowdfunding campaign was launched this week for the #00Bienal (5-15 May 2018), an independent alternative event that is due to take the place of the 13th Havana Biennial, which the Cuban government has postponed until 2019 because of a lack of resources after Hurricane Irma hit the island. “The country is experiencing a strong crisis of faith, an increase in banality, in despair,” so it is imperative not to delay an exhibition, the organisers said in a statement.

The democratically minded #00Bienal will be “the Havana Biennial for everyone”, says the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, one of the main organisers of the event. The aim is to provide a platform for artists who do not have the visibility or official status to participate in a government-sponsored biennial. Street, Outsider, performance, digital and conceptual artists and photographers are all invited to submit proposals….read more 

Image | A performance at the 2015 Havana Biennial Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images

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