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22 Jul 2008

Book release: PABELLÓN CUBA 4D – 4Dimensions, 4Decades

PABELLÓN CUBA 4D – 4Dimensions, 4Decades



Lübbener Str 14
10997 Berlin

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PABELLÓN CUBA 4D – 4Dimensions, 4Decades

A Reader on the Change in the Utopian in Art, Architecture and Film in Cuba

Eds. Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Alexander Schmoeger, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Florian Zeyfang

On the occasion of the publication of PABELLÓN CUBA: 4D – 4Dimensions, 4Decades, two events will take place in Berlin, introduced by Lisa Schmidt-Colinet / Alexander Schmoeger (Vienna) and Florian Zeyfang (Berlin).

....Thursday, July 24, 2008, 20.30h

Pro qm, Almstadtstr. 48-50, 10119 Berlin,

Introduction on the project at Pabellón Cuba, and an digression on building after the Modern and the Revolution: Pabellón Cuba, the National Schools of Art and other buildings.

....Monday, July 28, 2007, 21.00h

b_books, Lübbener Str. 14, 10997 Berlin,

Cuban film, news, and controversies in the 1960/70s: Works by Sabá Cabrera Infante, Nicolás Guillén and Santiago ?lvarez.

Pabellón Cuba, a unique edifice in Havana's modernist district Vedado and a product of the advent of the revolutionary period after 1959, was the exhibition site for the project 4D – 4Dimensions, 4Decades, organized by RAIN for the 8th Havana Biennial. In this publication, the landmark building takes on the role of a stage for the ideas on, discussions about, and projections towards the decades following the Revolution in Cuba. The subject of the contributions by numerous Cuban and international authors and artists is a possible 'departure to a new society:' the dynamism and contradictions in the years after the revolution, and the role that art, architecture and film played in it – seen in the light of today's critical knowledge... Find contents and intro at

Authors include: Antón Arrufat, Luis Camnitzer, Emilio Castro, Antonio Eligio Fernández (Tonel), Magda González-Mora Alfonso, Mario González Sedeño, Roberto Gottardi, Manuel Piña, Eduardo Luis Rodríquez, Keith Wallace, Rachel Weiss, and the editors.

Artist contributions by: Gruppo A12, Juan Carlos Alom, Can Altay, An Architektur, Fernando Arias, Cátedra Arte de Conducta, Bijari, Bunker Research Group, Colectivo ENEMA, DIP (Departamento de Intervenciones Públicas), René Francisco, Victor Gama, Carlos Garaicoa, Theoretical TV, Terence Gower, Silvia Gruner, Judith Hopf, Gareth James, Gülsün Karamustafa, Daniel Lima, Luis o Miguel, Oswaldo Macià, Mahé Marty Maletá, Werner Mentl, Ariane Müller, Ernesto Neto, Karina Nimmerfall, Nils Norman, Oda Projesi, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Abel Ernesto, Oliva Martínez, Open Circle, José Patrício, Katrin Pesch, Manuel Piña, Qiu Ping, Rodney Place, Yu-Te Sailer Wang, Deborah Schamoni, Torolab.

Paperback, 15x23cm

448 S., 170 img. b/w and color

English / Spanish, 34 €

ISBN 978-3-933557-72-8