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Statement:
Exhibition by Marlon Portales. Gallery Galiano, Street Galiano Nr. 256 between Concordia and Neptuno, Center Havana. March 2017
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"...As madmen we run until now from one side to the other; in these first days we cannot make anything concrete, since nothing else is done but to throw an object to catch another. Bonpland says he'll lose his mind if these wonders don't stop soon. But even more beautiful than they is the impression produced by the whole of this vigorous and uberrima plant nature, and yet so ethereal, graceful and sweet. I sense that I will be happy here, and that these Impressions will continue to be for me often a sedative in the future..."

Humboldt, Letter sent to his brother Wilhelm
Cumaná, Venezuela, 16 July 1799 (Fragment)