Cecilia Vicuña reviewed in new issue of BOMB Magazine

Cecilia Vicuña’s Saborami: Extended facsimile edition is the Editors’ Choice in the Spring issue of BOMB Magazine, reviewed by Henry Broome.

“An account of political struggle and precarious beauty, the book contains hand- and typewritten poems, diary entries, and documentation of assemblages and paintings by Vicuña from the previous ten years. Ehrenberg wrote in his editor’s note that Saborami was intended as a “celebration” of Vicuña’s work but it came to symbolize “the contained fury and the sorrow of her country’s present.” Fifty years later, the British publisher Book Works has produced an expanded facsimile edition of Saborami, featuring an introduction by the coeditors, Amy Tobin, an art historian and curator, and Luke Roberts, a poet and writer; color reproductions of the artist’s work; and additional texts by Vicuña. Providing a fuller picture of this turbulent period in the artist’s life and practice, today Saborami offers us a delicate, undying vision of collective renewal at a time of desperation, when fury and sorrow might seem the only possible responses.”

Read the rest of the piece here. Saborami is out now.

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