2013 Edition of 30 with 3 artist’s proofs
18.25 x 7.25 x .25 inches, 46.5 x 18.5 x .8cm
Opened: 32.75 inches, 83 cm Lithography, silkscreen, linocut, woodcut on Japanese Kozuke Ivory, Cover: blue Kyoseishi Sora
La Espera is collaboration with 17 Cuban printmakers: Adislen Reyes Pino, Alejandro Sainz Alfonso, Aliosky García Sosa , Angelmaidelín Calzadilla Fernández, Eduardo Hernández Santos, Hanoi Pérez Cordero, Ibrahim Miranda, Jamie Rodríguez Cunill, Janette Brossard Duharte, Jesús Reyes Romeu (Chucho), Lisbet Corvo Alderete, Liudmila López Dominguez, Luis Lamothe Duribe, Norberto Marrero Pírez, Orlando Montalbán Rodríguez, Yilian Marie Torres Gómez, Yordanis Garcia Delgado.
The wait accompanied by hope generates a devastating vital force, but when the wait becomes a useless lethargy, then will is broken and reason is lost.
Essay by Janette Brossard
The artist book collaborations have grown out of multiple conversations with Cuban artists since 2003.
In 2007 the artists chose three themes that primarily impact their social and political relationships: Power, Privacy and Waiting. The trilogy of artists books Cronica insular: Poder 2010, Privacidad 2011 and La Espera 2013 tell the stories of their lived reality in 21st century Cuba.
The artists have donated five copies of each book to Cuban cultural institutions.
Haas Family Art Library, Yale University
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College
Skillman Library, Lafayette College
Fenwick Library, George Mason University
Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana
Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana
Taller Experimenta de la Gráfica, Havana
Casa de las Americas, Havana
UNEAC (Union of Artists and Writers), Havana
2014: Aqui en la lucha: The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY