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Art and Necessity at the Havana Biennial

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Need marks each work of art of the Havana Biennial. Material need, where a screw used in some pedestal could end up in the door of a home, or in a chair or even in the bed where four people sleep every night. And the other need, that of freedom, makes us approach the art to take for ourselves a piece of its rebellion, before the guard blows his whistle and we leave, empty-handed.

Cuban Graffiti Artist Demands Freedom With His Spray Can

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Last week in Havana, the most playful of our artists was taken to prison.