ndependent Cuban Art Curators Announce Official Travel Packages for the Havana Biennial of Fine Art
ARTempoCuba, the independent non-profit for Cuban fine arts and culture, announce the Official Travel Packages to the opening of the Havana Biennial April 12-16, 2019. Travelers will enjoy exclusive insider access to exhibition openings, private tours of Havana’s newest “underground” independent art spaces, meetings with the artists and invitation-only parties to experience the best of the Biennial and Havana’s art scene.
The Havana Biennial of Fine Art is recognized as one of Latin America’s most important contemporary art events, attracting artists, collectors, and art lovers from around the world. Considered an up-and-coming alternative to the excess of Art Basel Miami, because of its focus on art and artists from unexpected and developing countries, the Havana Biennial is a thrilling cultural event that fills the exhibition halls, galleries, theaters, and streets of one of the world’s most dynamic cities with sculpture, painting, and street and performance art.
ARTempoCuba is the independent non-profit for Cuban fine arts and culture and publishers of Cutting Edge Art in Havana, the companion book to the Havana Biennial. ARTempoCuba has created the Official Travel Packages to the opening of the 13th Havana Biennial, April 12-16 2019. According to Mayret Gonzalez, an art historian, author, and curator from the University of Havana, and Executive Director of ARTempoCuba, “With all the controversy about Cuba and Cuban contemporary art, the 13thHavana Biennial of Fine Art will be the most important ever. We have created the official travel packages for the people who want to experience the Havana Biennial like insiders.”
Travel planning and logistics will be handled by Havana VIP, a leader in concierge-style, English-language prestige travel to Cuba, with years of experience catering to an elite clientele. “ARTempoCuba literally writes the book on Cuban art; it’s called Cutting Edge Art in Havana. They have created an amazing calendar of events and experiences for their travelers, and Havana VIP has reserved the best properties in Havana, like mansions on the water, high-rise penthouses, and the best hotels and suites available.
ARTempoCuba’s group leader experts include: Meyken Barreto, a former professor of art history at the University of Havana; Adolfo Mena, an award-winning young Cuban filmmaker and former assistant director at Havana’s world-famous Teatro El Publico theater; Elvis Fuentes, former curator at New York’s El Museo del Barrio; and Richard Gioioso, PhD, the director of the Latin American Studies program at St. Joseph’s University. They will lead visitors to the most exciting art, music, and cultural events of the Havana Biennial.
Some of the activities ARTempoCuba has planned for its guests include: exclusive access to meet artists, tours of studios, and tours of the Museum of Fine Arts, and of Havana’s new “underground” independent, alternative art spaces, and an exclusive, invite-only collateral art exhibition opening party. Havana VIP will provide sightseeing opportunities like their walking tour of Old Havana, their Fortresses Ché and Hemingway Tour, their famous cooking class in a Cuban home, live music and dancing at the best nightspots, and VIP access to Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana’s hottest place for music, fashion, and design.
Mayret Gonzalez, ARTempoCuba executive director says, “We are so happy to offer our Official Trips to the Opening of the Havana Biennial. It is a big responsibility, but we want our guests to experience Cuban art and culture, from us. We are the curators, the actual experts.”
ARTempoCuba began in Havana in 2013 when three out-of-work women curators decided not to wait for work assignments from the Cuban Government, but to make their own way independently. Now a 501-c-3 non-profit organization in Philadelphia USA, ARTempoCuba is made-up of art historians, curators, specialists, and cultural experts in Cuba, the United States and Europe collaborate to produce art exhibitions, cultural events, and publications both inside and outside of Cuba. We are strictly independent accepting no funds from any government agencies in Cuba or the United States.
For more information, please visit www.ARTempoCuba.org
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