Books to be looked at

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This article explores a trend in contemporary Cuban art that takes the book as its subject and object. It attributes the renewed interest to factors ranging from a changing textual environment in public spaces to the rise of digital content to newly re-discovered traditions from historic and neo-avant-gardes, among others. It first maps out a number of new artworks about books, then turns in the second half to focus on two book-based art projects of particular note: La Maleza, an editorial project by Lester Álvarez, and a series of 2015 interventions into Havana's Fayad Jamís bookstore organized by Yornel Martínez, whose own artworks are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-323
Number of pages27
JournalRevista de Estudios Hispanicos
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Artists' books
  • Contemporary art
  • Cuban art
  • Cuban literature
  • Visual poetry


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