Mark Byrnes is a senior associate editor at CityLab who writes about design and architecture.
Cuba's capital celebrates its 11th art biennial.
The 11th Havana Biennial got underway last Friday. Since 1985, Cuba's biennial has attracted contemporary artists from all over the world, with an emphasis on Latin American and Caribbean works.
This year's focuses on "the way people imagine their social space and express themselves through cultural and historical references."
The event runs through June 11.
Top image: A man looks at a creation by Cuban artist Fabelo Hung while walking his dog along Havana's seafront boulevard 'El Malecon' during the 11th Biennial contemporary art exhibition May 14, 2012. The creation, a panoramic picture of the 'Malecon' with inserted images of icebergs floating near, is titled 'Fresh Air'. (Reuters/Desmond Boylan)