This audiovisual documentation was made possible thanks to the LASA Audiovisual Team (Ladys Roque - direction, Marla Cobo – filming assistant, Michel Perez and Dayron Calvet – photography and edition)
LASA 10 Carnaval
For the closure of the 13th Havana Biennial, LASA decided to expand its territory and is moving to the Wilfredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art, overtaking Old Havana’s streets and the Cathedral square. Through the organization of LASA 10 Carnaval the Laboratorio Artístico de San Agustín (LASA) proudly celebrated its 10-year anniversary of performing experiences in public spaces. This one-day event consisted in a set of artistic performances and participative installations, accompanied by the presentation of a compilation book which gathers a specialized artist-edition about LASA and Contextual Art in Cuba, as well as an « alternative wifi ». For one day, the Wilfredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art was turned into a symbolic place; with its own historian, its ambassadors, its monument at the center of the municipal place and a temple.
This carnavalesque journey allowed over thirty « ambassadors » to share experiences and historie(s) of art in San Agustín’s public space - stepping stones for LASA in the last decade. In addition, they gave voice to the edition of If you were on an island… which was fully accessible - but only through the mysterious ‘Dreamer’s Island’…
By Club Real (Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck, Georg Reinhardt, Paz Ponce), Jana Pacheco, Candelario, Aurélie Sampeur.
“If you were on an island… Laboratorio Artístico de San Agustín - LASA: 10 Years of Contextual Art in Cuba” is a collaborative multimedia publication published by LASA (2019), directed by Aurélie Sampeur and edited by Paz Ponce, with cuban/international authors: Aurélie Sampeur, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paz Ponce, Jorge Berlanga, Candelario, Magalys Espinosa, Jorge Fernández Torres, Nelson Herrera Ysla, Danny Montes de Oca, Stefania Crobe, Cora Hegewald, Paloma Checa-Gismero and Dayron Calvet.