News from Cuba - April through June 2009
News from the International Committee for Democracy in Cuba
Artists Protest at Havana Biennial
In April, the 10th annual Havana Biennial turned into a spontaneous protest. Cuban artist Tania Bruguera staged a controversial piece where she set up a podium flanked by two actors dressed as uniformed members of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior and invited members of the audience to come up and speak for up to a minute. Yoani Sanchez and other Cubans used the performance to condemn restrictions against free speech and access to the internet.