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Press Release. 10th Anniversary of Detrás del Muro

May 12, 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the exact moment when María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ Fefa (2012-Performance) walked the Havana Malecon to inaugurate Detrás del Muro, dedelmu’s first intervention in a Havana Biennial. Just 9 years after that moment and in the midst of a pandemic that distances us from almost everything we love, we begin to celebrate our first decade of life. We do so with a single certainty: WE ARE STILL BEHIND THE WALL. Since then, we have become dedelmu, which has gone from being a space of the Biennial to become a socio-cultural project in constant work and exchange. Our goal: to serve as a bridge and contribute to bring art to the city and its people. Artistic projects have become social projects and our artists create and produce works that will be donated to the city. Today these pieces can be found in multiple Havana spaces, a small contribution to someday make Havana the great urban museum we dream of. Someday is precisely a theme that occupies us these days. This year or next year, or whenever possible, we will intervene the Malecon again and for that we are already preparing great artistic surprises. Behind the wall. In the middle of nowhere. Liquid Stage. For almost a decade and three Biennials dedelmu has been everywhere, but only one stops us. We have seen him among the nostalgic people of the malecon, in the worn out footprints of artists and their works all over the city or among the anonymous faces of those who appropriate that art and make it their own. The wall, the nothingness, the stage, have marked many more than a decade of our lives. Since 2012, millions of Cubans and non-Cubans, or those who are Cubans and do not live there, have strolled along the Havana Malecon. There have been cyclones and pandemics. So much has happened that even the routine was denied to us to question the essential of the where and focus on the when. Perhaps for this reason, for almost a decade and three Biennials, in dedelmu we STILL WERE BEHIND THE WALL. Now that the Havana Biennial is reaching its Future and Contemporaneity edition, dedelmu is preparing an intervention about that day, when we will not be in the middle of nowhere, nor will liquid scenarios be needed. It will be enough for all of us to arrive together at that SOME DAY in order to CONTINUE…