Cuban Art News: Havana Biennial Preview: Independent, Collateral, and Official

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As the Havana Biennial opens Friday, a look at some of the shows opening with it…


Factoría Habana

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Curated by Factoría Habana director Concha Fontenla with Isabel Moura Mendes and Natalia Palombo, Intersections is the third of three exhibitions bringing art into collaboration with other disciplines.


The show brings together ten Cuban artists—including Alexandre Arrechea, Yoan Capote, Carlos Garaicoa, and the two former members of Los Carpinteros, Marco A. Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez—with artists, architects, and designers from Mexico and Africa.

According to a statement on Facebook, the works in Intersections “go beyond categorizations, genres, or preconceived ideas to question the privileged place that Western modernity occupies, and its dictates on cultural representation.”