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miércoles, abril 01, 2009


This is “Survivors,” an installation by the Cuban artist Roberto Fabelo at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Havana. I really like this. It fits perfectly with my frequently saying that after 2012 the only things living in North America will be cockroaches and people like me who were born in Newark.

Today the NY Times reports on the Habana Biennial:
The biennial, which opened on Friday, runs until April 30 and has attracted works from more than 300 artists and 54 countries. It has given the streets of Havana an almost carnivalesque air.

At the Palacio de Bellas Artes, children gathered on Sunday to gawk in disgusted fascination at an outdoor installation by the Cuban artist Roberto Fabelo called “Survivors.” It consists of more than 10 giant cockroach sculptures, with human faces, crawling up the side of the building.
Well, it's nice that the Times can tell us about this. But the bloqueo prevents me from visiting and seeing it in person. That stinks.

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