Thirty years have done a lot to help showcase Cuba’s flourishing art scene. Started in 1984, the Havana Biennial takes art from its own island of Cuba and the “South” which includes countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and showcases them to a mass audience on the island nation. With all of this diversity in tow, the streets of La Habana Vieja are lined with gallery exhibitions, street art, special classes taught by master artists, and even film and video screenings.
The first edition of the Biennial only featured works from Latin America and the Caribbean, but its conversion to these more open borders have helped to present the concerns and conflicts of the messages depicted within the art from different regions and shown them for all the world to see.
The Havana Biennial will run from May 22 through June 22, 2015. Art can be seen in almost all public building in Cuba, major streets and at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam in La Habana Vieja.
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