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This report is part of our extensive Net-project Universes in Universe, a system for information on the art of Africa, Asia and the Americas, as well as for cultural exchange with these regions. From its beginning, the Biennial of Havana has played an important role in giving this art international exposure, and for this reason, it deserves special attention.

We show works from 60 artists in a virtual tour. We also inform you about the organizers, theme, parallel programs, etc, and compile statements, reviews, and interviews from and about the Biennial.

We would have liked to have done presentations on all participants and events. However, our resources are limited, as we are a small team working without any financial support. Pat Binder is an artist from Argentina, who has exhibited her work at both this as well as the 5th Biennial of Havana. Gerhard Haupt is an art historian, critic and curator. He has been an active participant in the Biennial's symposia since 1986. Holly Austin, from the USA, is responsible for English translation. Although we made great efforts to work in close collaboration with the Centro Wifredo Lam, Biennial coordinator, we were unable to receive either information or cooperation.

Numerous exhibitions by Cuban artists were also taking place parallel to the Biennial. Most of these were only able to be seen for a few days. There were no catalogs, at best only small flyers. Therefore, we saw it as an important task to make information on the Havana Art Scene more available to a larger audience.

We would like to thank everyone who has given us their support, especially the authors of the reviews and statements, Luis Fernando Valencia, who sent us photos in addition to his text, and Cristina Vives and José Alberto Figueroa, our hosts in Havana.

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