The Third Havana Biennial 1989

Making Art Global (Part 1): Exhibition Histories. Vol 2

The second volume in Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series focuses on the third edition of the Bienal de La Habana, which took place in 1989.

In the core essay, Rachel Weiss examines the ways in which this exhibition extended the global territory of contemporary art and redefined the biennial model.

A key member of the curatorial team, Gerardo Mosquera, contributes a reflection on the project, and its constituent exhibitions and events are documented photographically.

The book also includes a paper delivered by Geeta Kapur at the Bienal conference and republishes reviews of the Bienal by Coco Fusco and Luis Camnitzer.

It opens with an introduction by Charles Esche and brings together recent interviews with participating artists Alex Ángeles, José Bedia, Alfredo Márquez and Lázaro Saavedra. Crucial texts from the time are complemented by vital new material.

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