Trip to Havana Biennial, Cuba

30 October 2004 12am - 12am

Thursday October 30 – Friday November 7, 2003

SOLD OUT! Join us at the opening of the Havana Biennial for an insiders look at contemporary Cuban culture through a special program of studio visits, gallery tours and events customized by MU. SOLD OUT!

Airfare (Lacsa Air), entrance tourist card, accommodation at a local casa particular (double occupancy), and exhibition and conference passes are included for $1,000. Details below. Limited to 20 seats, first come first serve. Please note transportation to/from the airport and a $25 USD Cuba exit fee are not included. A $150 non-refundable reservation fee is required at time of registration. To register, visit Mercer Union with your name as it appears on your passport and payment. Please make cheques payable to Mercer Union. We also accept VISA.


The 8th Havana Biennial will be held from November 1 through December 1 of 2003 with the participation of approximately 150 artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States, who will show their works in different spaces, galleries and institutions of the city. Under the motto Art with Life, the 8th Biennial will exhibit a group of works of those artists related to the multiple forms of life of our peoples that comprise proposals in defense of a critical and reflexive perspective of the daily or immediate reality, passionately exalt all forms of beauty or transit through irony or humor, and openly or by means of subtleties expose the wide spectrum of problems that affect us day after day in our nations and in our relations with the rest of the world.

Mercer Union Pass: Biennial Art-Life Forum: Allows participation as observer in all Forum sessions, printed materials of the Forum, free access to all exhibition areas and participation in the General Program of Activities. Together with the credential you will receive a portfolio of the event that contains a map of the city with the different exhibition spaces and a list of the artists in each exhibition, among other informative materials.


Thursday October 30, 2003

Lacsa Air Flight 623

Depart: 5:30am, Toronto Pearson (YYZ)

Arrive: 9:10am, Havana (HAV)

Friday November 7, 2003

Lacsa Air Flight 622

Depart: 9:50pm, Havana (HAV)

Arrive: 1:30am, Toronto Pearson (YYZ)


Mercer Union casas particulares will be as close to the Havana Biennial as possible. Casas particulares are government registered private homes with rooms for rent; the owners invariably live in the house, but have arranged their homes in such a way that guests have a private room or even an apartment within the house. These casas particulares are inspected regularly by government officials and the owners are required to pay taxes on each room.


Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art

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