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Independent Spaces Built the Scene

Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006
Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006. Performance view: Festival de Performance, Cali, Colombia, 2006. Photo: Helena Producciones

Ericka Florez discovers that Cali, Colombia, has emerged from the strife of the 1980s and ’90s with renewed artistic energy, thanks in part to enterprises like independent space lugar a dudas and collective Helena Producciones. More

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It Happened in Havana

Workshop with Thomas Hirschhorn at Cátedra Arte de Conducta, Havana, 2007
Workshop with Thomas Hirschhorn at Cátedra Arte de Conducta, Havana, 2007. Photo: Courtesy Studio Bruguera

Direlia Lazo gives an account of the history, influence, and perception of independent artist-run spaces in Havana past and present, concentrating in particular on the important but now defunct study program Cátedra Arte de Conducta. More