Tenth Visual Arts Biennial Continues in Havana
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- 04 / 01 / 2009
Inquietud lúdica (Playful restlessness) is the first posthumous tribute outside of Japan paid to Fukuda, a versatile creator of optical illusions.
Also opening Saturday were expositions by invited artists Luis Camnitzer (Uruguay), Herve Fischer (Canada) and Sue Williamson (South Africa). Camnitzer is one of the founders of conceptual art in Latin America and his work often takes on controversial themes such as the death penalty in the state of Texas.
Fischer’s exhibition features his foray into digital art, while Sue Williamson presents the results of a research project on the seaside Havana municipality of Cojímar. Cuban Minister of Culture Abel Prieto was on hand to speak with the artists.
Other highlights from Saturday was the opening of the series entitled Chelsea visits Havana at the Havana Museum of Fine Arts, featuring several works by contemporary New York artists; and the opening of the contemporary Chinese art exhibition at the Hispano-American Cultural Center featuring six Chinese artists.
Sunday featured several exhibitions including a performance by Mexican artist Guillermo Gómez Peña and Cuban artist Tania Bruguera in the Lam Center and the inauguration of Manuel Mendive’s interactive piece on Prado street and the Origenes Gallery.