Havana attracts art lovers

Published May 11, 2012
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive (L) stands with actors near Havana's Capitol building after his project ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival.
Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive (L) stands with actors near Havana's Capitol building after his project ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
An actor wears a mask during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
An actor wears a mask during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
A traffic policeman rides his motorcycle while leading a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
A traffic policeman rides his motorcycle while leading a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Biennial contemporary art festival in Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Havana.
Actors perform during a project organized by Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive ahead of the upcoming 11th Havana.
A sculpture of the dead Osama bin Laden called ?He?, created by Cuban artists Manolo Castro, Julio Lorente and Alberto Lorente, is displayed at an art exhibition during the 11th Havana Biennial.
A sculpture of the dead Osama bin Laden called ?He?, created by Cuban artists Manolo Castro, Julio Lorente and Alberto Lorente, is displayed at an art exhibition during the 11th Havana Biennial.

The project, entitled 'The Heads', is a parade where hundreds of actors take part performing as they move in a parade in central Havana. Havana Biennial is an event for contemporary art, attracting artists and curators from all over the world and runs from May 11 to June 11, 2012. – Photos and text by Reuters

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