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Category: Collector's Editions
Author: Luis Carlos Tovar
Co-edition with Musée de l’Elysée
Edition of: 25
Design by Nicolas Rouvière
Texts by Luis Carlos Tovar, Joan Fontcuberta, Lydia Dorner, Tatyana Franck, María Santoyo, Cristina Lleras
Paper: Hahnemule PhotoRag Ultra smooth.
Size: 25 cm x 17,96 cm (Canvas 7,5mm in each border included in the image)
Images: 2 different images to choose from (see illustrated images)
Stock: In stock
Book: Jardín de mi padre
Book with original photograph signed and numbered inside a case.
On 20 February 1980, Jaime Tovar was abducted by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and forced to wander for months through the tropical rainforest of the Colombian Amazonia. His son Luis Carlos, the author of this book, was just a few months old at the time. The guerilla fighters sent a Polaroid snapshot of their captive to his family as proof that he was still alive. This project starts from the search for that uncertain photograph, but it reflects a process of rediscovery that transcends the event itself.
The book Jardín de mi padre by Colombian artist Luis Carlos Tovar draws on the idea of post-memory as an exercise in the imaginative reconstruction of experience, as a therapy spanning generations that gives voice to the marginalised and produces new empathy with the past.