Events & Lectures
OLLI Adventures: Cuba, April 22-27, 2019
April 22 - April 29
THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE: 13TH HAVANA BIENNIAL 2019
TOUR DATES April 22-27, 2019 (Limited to 15 participants)
Judy Levine teaches the “Insider View of the Arts of Sarasota” course at OLLI at Ringling College which includes field trips to local cultural sites. Judy was excited by the Cuban arts on her first trip, taking photographs and sharing them in her classes. Amazed at the rich milieu of art and artists, Judy attended the “Havana Biennial Art Exhibition 2015.” She has returned several times to photograph the beauty and the people that are inherent to Cuba. Judy will share her knowledge with students during the 13th Havana Biennial.
OVERVIEW: The Arts in Cuban Culture travel program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about Cuban architecture, visual arts, dance, and music. Experts in these areas share their experiences and knowledge about the rich and complex narrative of Cuba’s renown arts history. Each day students get guided tours that include visits to restored architectural sites (or those in the process of restoration); or to studios and exhibits in public spaces and private galleries to talk with contemporary artists.
At the center of our 2019 program is the “13th Havana Biennial.” The Biennial features artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas and encourages not only traditional artists to show art, but also the most exciting and experimental artistic projects in alternative places all around the city.
According to poet, critic, and architect, Nelson Herrera Ysla, a member of the Wifredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art curatorial team, “the purpose is to occupy public spaces in the city, where the presence of the work of visual artists join dancers, actors, musicians, and architects, all integrated to make moving through the city look like one constant cultural event.”
The conceptual platform of the Biennial will respond to the present and, at the same time, “sketch possible notions of the future, at least at the level of the poetic or symbolic, aimed at the needs of social transformation in the world today,” Ysla said.
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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DUE DATES
Dec. 1, 2018 Registration Documents Deadline 50% (per person) of Program Cost
March 1, 2019 45 days before departure 50% (balance per person) of Program Cost
FOR A REGISTRATION PACKET
Go to the “Contact Us” page at www.CubArtEdu.com and complete the required information. Once we receive your form, we will email you a registration packet. If you have questions or need help with the registration materials,