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José Luis Brea

This lecture took place during the forum at 10th Havana Biennial, 2009, La Habana Cuba

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The Theoretical Forum of the Tenth Havana Biennial will consist of different actions. A first space for discussions was opened in March 2008 and comprises the international presentation of a debate that will extend until March 2009. This exchange of ideas will be carried out through an online forum with artists, theorists, etc., and conferences that will also circulate as light publications during the year. It is an exchange oriented both to the international and Cuban contexts in order to create the conceptual bases or guidelines of understanding on the topic in question, with a view to prepare the public to face and understand the Tenth Biennial's discourse. It also comprises the edition of an anthology with a selection of the ideas emerged from the different Havana Biennials and their theoretical events, as well as the publication of the book on the Theoretical Event of the Tenth Havana Biennial, which will present the public with the works discussed in March 2009 at the traditional venue of the National Fine Arts Museum.

Project for the Theoretical Event. Tenth Havana Biennial


Ph.D. Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Contemporary Art at the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, he is the editor of Estudios Visuales Magazine and was the Director of the I International Symposium on Visual Studies, taking place in Madrid, ARCO, feb 04. Formerly Dean of the Fine Arts Academy of Cuenca, Director of Exhibitions for the Ministry of Culture and visual arts curator of the Spanish Pavilion at Expo92. He has been founder editor of aleph, arts.zin and Acción Paralela. As a free lance art critic, he is a regular contributor to spanish and international art magazines -Frieze, Flash Art or Parkett among them. Spanish correspondant for ARTFORUM and regional editor for Rhizome. He is a member of Telefonica Art Collection Comittee.