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Making Art Global, Part 1 The Third Havana Biennial 1989

Afterall Books
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15.5 × 21.5 × 2 cm

Text by Rachel Weiss, Luis Camnitzer, Coco Fusco, Geeta Kapur, Charles Esche.

The second installment in Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series, Making Art Global, Part 1 focuses on the third Havana Biennial, 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. Gerardo Mosquera, a key member of the curatorial team, 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 Biennial conference and republishes reviews of the Biennial 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. Key texts from the time are complemented by new material.


  1. Making Art Global, Part 1

The Third Havana Biennial 1989

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