Author and Artist: Cecelia Vicuña
Publisher: ChainLinks (2011)
First published in 1973, two months after the military coup in Chile, Cecilia Vicuña's Saborami is a document of the times and the way in which history can change art. It is filled with the urgent hope that art, too, can change history. Put together when Vicuña was just twenty-five years old, the poems, paintings, and objects of Saborami enact a complex and multidimensional conversation. The meanings of the works (which were created over a seven year period) shifted radically after the events of September 11, 1973. Their meanings continue to shift and resonate in light of political events today. This recreation of the original Saborami is published with a new afterword Vicuña wrote especially for this edition.