The Biennial [Festival], organized by the Wilfredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art and the Ministry of Culture, has included an extensive schedule of exhibits. Some 300 artists from 54 countries are participating. The public flooded the entrance doors to the Museum of Fine Arts to feast their eyes on the fresh art coming from New York.
The square also hosted a pyrotechnical show by Chinese artist Cai Guo Quiang, famous for being the mastermind behind the fireworks at the opening ceremony of the last Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
The exhibit includes pieces and works by Kcho, Tomás Sánchez (Cuba), Peter Nadin (Great Britain-US), Mariana Bunimov (Venezuela), Tatsuo Miyajima (Japan), Shirit Neshat (Iran), Patricia Gerber (Brazil), Jane Alexander (South Africa), Shoja Azari (Iran-US), Flaminio Jallageas (Brazil), Patrick Tutofuoco (Italy), the AES+F Group (Russia) and Cubans Luis Gómez, Edgar Echevarría and Yoan Capote.
Cuba’s capital is a large gallery since the opening ceremony of the 10th Biennial Festival, six days ago, the largest gathering of international art in Cuba. The official welcome to the 300 artists from 54 countries was given by Rubén del Valle Lantarón, President of the National Council of Fine Arts, at the historical site of Morro-Cabaña Park, a compound of colonial fortresses and one of the largest exhibit grounds of this event.
The Biennial [Festival], organized by the Wilfredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art and the Ministry of Culture, has included an extensive schedule of exhibits. All urban actions, theoretical and creative workshops, as well as the international and national exhibits, reveal their commitment to the event’s main theme: Integration and Resistance in the Global Age. Here are proposals inundating the city’s museums, galleries and streets and the studios of several artists.
Also opened was another collective project that has drawn a great deal of attraction at the event. Tales from the New World, by Humberto Díaz, fills [the] Vedado [neighborhood] with good art. He has been assisted by Stan Douglas, one of the most renowned Canadian artists at present.
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