JR and José Parlá – ‘The Wrinkles of the City Havana Cuba’ Book
In May 2012, JR collaborates with American artist José Parlá on the latest iteration of The Wrinkles of the City: a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution, creating portraits which Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaced with palimpsestic calligraphic writings and paintings. Parlá’s markings echo the distressed surfaces of the walls he inscribes, and offer commentary on the lives of Cuba’s elders; together, JR and Parlá’s murals marvelously animate a city whose walls are otherwise adorned only by images of its leaders. This volume features the portraits, short biographies of their subjects and photographs of their mural collaborations painted around Havana. A film documenting the project appears in 2013.
Il libro documenta, attraverso le sue 160 pagine rilegate in una copertina rigida, da vicino il duro lavoro dei due artisti, la scelta dei volti, ed il processo che ha portato alla realizzazione di queste splendide opere.
Se siete interessati il book è disponibile online qui per 50 Dollari circa.