On Thursday 25th february 2016, Danilo Maldonado Machado, a Cuban visual and performance artist known as “El Sexto,” and Avant Gartiste put together “Pork”.
The exhibition will open with a multi-sensory event including a performance art piece, a secret 1960s film, live music, and El Sexto’s first comprehensive display of paintings, drawings, and prints.
El Sexto was arrested on December 25, 2014 while on his way to present his performance art piece “Rebelión en la Granja” — the Spanish title of George Orwell’s classic “Animal Farm” — which included two pigs decorated with the names Fidel and Raúl. The graffiti artist was accused of criminal defamation for “insulting” the leaders of the Cuban Revolution and sent to prison, where he remained incarcerated without trial until his release in October 2015. Last May, while still in prison, El Sexto was awarded the Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent for his bravery and ingenuity in peacefully advocating for individual rights in Cuba.