January 19, 2007 - Parachute - ISSUE 125 LA HABANA out now!
January 19, 2007

ISSUE 125 LA HABANA out now!

Wilfredo Prieto, Apolìtico, 2001, Installation view at VIII Bienal de La Habana

PARACHUTE 125 LA HABANA
JAN. FEB. MARCH 2007
Out now! 

How are we to perceive contemporary art in a setting such as Havana? This island nation has been living under Fidel Castros regime since 1959, and yet it is not cut off from international movements.

The geopolitics of contemporary art can no longer ignore what has been happening in Havana over the past two decades. Many artists even emigrated, especially in the 1980s and 90s; today, the art scene is increasingly diversified, with influential figures choosing to stay and work in Havana, principally, whether or not they also pursue an international career.

The present moment is particularly interesting because it clearly occupies an in-between state politically and socially. The recent health problems of the countrys famous and omnipresent leader have brought about a delegation of power which suggests that a period of change is imminent. But what kind of change? No one is willing to risk a prediction in the current climate. Havana, a white and dilapidated stain facing the sea, lashed by immense waves licking at its ramparts, exists in a sort of suspended time, in a withering socio-political project increasingly overrun by the tourist industry and global culture.

(excerpt from Chantal Pontbriands editorial)

SUMMARY
PARACHUTE 125 LA HABANA

page 10
La habana
language-education–counter-utopia
by Chantal Pontbriand

page 18
The Art Victims of Havana
by Orlando Hernández

page 34
The Streets Appear to Be Quiet:Contemporary Cuban Arts Texts
and Contexts
by Magaly Espinosa

page 56
Horizontal Interactions:
Pedagogy and Art in Contemporary Cuba
by Eugenio Valdès Figueroa

page 88
Alternative Projects in Lapses of Hostility and Turbulent Times
by Magda González-Mora Alfonso

page 100
An Unpleasant Lucidity: Juan Carlos Alom, Manuel Piña, Felipe Dulzaides and Moving Images in Havana
by Antonio Eligio Fernández (Tonel)

page 118
visual essay
La escritura
by Carlos Garaicoa

page 126
Glimpses of Eduardo Ponjuáns Latest Images
by Elvia Rosa Castro Martin

page 137
Adonis Flores
Farce de guerre au cur de la chose publique
by Héctor Antón Castillo

page 144
Les intuitions illogiques de Wilfredo Prieto
by Dalila López Arbolay

page 150

The documenta 12 magazines project and parachute
by Chantal Pontbriand

page 157
Books and Magazines
by Jacinto Lageira, Rachel Lauzon, Marie-Christiane Mathieu, Frédéric Maufras, Pablo Rodriguez

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page 2
Vered Maimon > PIERRE HUYGHE / CELEBRATION PARK, Tate Modern, London
Vesna Krstich > THOMAS DEMAND, The Serpentine Gallery, London

page 3
Ed Krcma > TACITA DEAN / ANALOGUE: FILMS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, 19912006, Schaulager, Basel
Brian Curtin > BELIEF, SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2006, Singapore

page 4
Mason White > CITIES: ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY, 10th International
Architecture Biennale, Venice
Benjamin Thorel > LE MOUVEMENT DES IMAGES ART ET CINÉMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

page 5
Vanessa Morisset > CINDY SHERMAN, RÉTROSPECTIVE, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

page 6
Tammer El-Sheikh > ANDY WARHOL / SUPERNOVA: STARS, DEATHS AND DISASTERS, 19621964, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Nathalie Côté > HABITER, ÉVÉNEMENT DART PUBLIC, Quartier Saint-Roch, Québec LES CONVERTIBLES, Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Québec

page 8
Julie Matte > MATHIEU BEAUSÉJOUR / 11/2 MÉTRO CÔTE-DES-NEIGES ALAIN DECLERCQ / EMBEDDED VERSUS WILDCAT, VOX, centre de limage contemporaine Montréal

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