Botanical Readings: Erythroxylum Coca by Ximena Garrido-Lecca

MXN 600.00

Spanish / English
210 pages
Soft cover, printed in color
15 x 23 cm

ISBN: 978-607-98750-5-3

This book continues the debates derived from Botanical Readings: Erythroxylum Coca, an installation by the Peruvian artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca exhibited at proyectoamil, Lima, in 2019. This piece seeks to reconsider the coca leaf as a multidimensional and historical actor. Three years later after the installation was exhibited, this publication goes back to it, revising this mille art plant as an agent capable of articulating transversal reflections on the relationship between tradition and modernity, nature and science, vernacular and Western medicine, as well as between local policies of cultivation and consumption, and the market control regimes imposed by the nation-states.

Edited by Ana Gabriela García & Jesús A. Villalobos Fuentes

Texts by Sara Garzón, Catherine J. Allen, Florencia Portocarrero & Ximena Garrido-Lecca

Designed by Iván Martínez / studioivan.ml


Receive it by February 28 of 2022

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