Libraries of grandparents
raw pottery, metal, wood, paper, electric lamp
variable dimensions
2016

Two libraries that reflect two opposite systems of thought. One Socialist or Communist and the other Social-Democrat and Christian. They belong to my two grandparents who lived in Cuba during the Cuban revolution of 1959.

One struggled to emerge from rural poverty in the hope of a better distribution of wealth and rights. The other, educated psychiatrist, poet and composer, supported economically the revolutionary ideals in its beginnings before leaving during the determined communist turn by the leaders. He was imprisoned for 17 years as a political prisoner before being exiled in the United States.

This installation reproduces integrally the socialist library of my grandfather, who stayed in Cuba, the one I met when I grew up, confronted with the library of my deceased grandfather in Miami, built according to the references and the exchanges that I could have with him.