HAVANA—One of Havana’s architectural landmarks was the site of a major art installation during the biennial. Teatro Fausto, an art-deco theater on the corner of Prado and Colon streets, was covered by countless ants by Rafael Gomez Barros of Colombia.
Barros has said the ants symbolize the migration and displacement that has resulted from the armed conflict in Colombia. The artist unleashed a colony of the insects on the national congress buildings in Bogota in 2010 and has given other significant building a similar treatment in the intervening years. In Havana, the fiberglass ants climbed the entire two-sided facade of the historic theater.
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