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More than 300 artists and curators from 45 countries will participate from Friday in the XII Havana Biennial, the largest event of visual arts in the Cuban capital, which streets and squares will become a showcase of works of all disciplines interacting with communities.
Squares, schools, cultural centers and landmarks of the city as Malecon (Havana seawall promenade) and the Morro Castle will be transformed for a month in exhibition spaces that will host, from May 22 to June 22, installations, performances, workshops and audiovisual displays.
In order to take art to the streets and not to remain within the classic venues, foreign artists traveled several times to Havana to become familiar with the spaces and create "living " and "organic" works that dialogue with the people and are inserted naturally in the environment, the organizers said.
This edition, called "Between the idea and experience”, will not have specific subject or an exhibition central core.
Coinciding with the celebration of the Biennial, the first exchange between galleries from the United States and Cuba was materialised through the exhibition Ruido salvaje (Wild Noise), a hundred pieces from Bronx Museum in New York, now installed at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana.

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