Irene Kopelman - Esto Es Una Papa (This Is A Potato)

Publisher Roma Publications

ISBN 9789491843112

Idea Code 14082

Upon hearing about formal associations of her drawings with the amorphous shapes of native potatoes from the Andean highlands, Irene Kopelman travelled to Peru to investigate. Characteristic of her work, which entails an innate inquisitiveness into the relationship between art and science, her documentation of the journey, its background, stories and characters proves to be a fascinating account of indigenous agriculture and community efforts to preserve hundreds of potato varieties. From meeting a local “potato king” to witnessing first-hand the amazing variety of tuberous colours and shapes, Kopelman’s experience and the resulting drawings are truly unique.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Spanish/English