The last November 1st, the Swiss gallery Mai36
opened the group show “ABUC - Eleven Cuban Artists” that gathers the work of
eleven Cuban authors. The exhibited artists are: Alejandro Campins,
Laura Carralero, Raúl Cordero, Leandro Feal, Carlos Garaicoa, Flavio
Garciandía, Orestes Hernández, Reynier Leyva Novo, Michel Pérez Pollo, Irving
Vera and José Yaque.
words of the gallery: “ABUC brings together a group of Cuban artists as a
personal overview on the current contemporary art scene in Havana. It is a
glimpse into an island universe and a personal choice. Victor Gisler has
regularly visited Havana and its artists’ studios over the last 8 years. This
show aims to introduce to a western audience a group of four generations of
artistic practises in Cuba – mythical, mysterious, sensual, dynamic, unique,
bizarre and misunderstood.
conditions and themes of these practices are precarious, not just economically,
but also psychologically, spiritually and politically.”*