by Jessica Birkett in New Art on Wednesday 20 June 2012

El Mac of Los Angeles finds himself decorating walls in Cuba as a part of the Havana Biennial following the painting of a ten-story mural in Mexico City. Teeming with enormous political symbolism, Mac – a US citizen – was invited to mural along the wall in Havana that parellels Cuba’s Avenue of Presidents, an enormous gesture considering that until very recently an American passport denied entrance into Cuba entirely. Perhaps contemporary art is the new diplomacy.