Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico: ALTERnativa Ediciones, 2019. Hardcover. One of 5 copies. According to the artist, this book "presents my reflection and the relationship between the women of my family. On the one hand we are paper boats in the sea of liquid time and on the other side it is a narrative map of some kind of genealogical tree."
An elephant folio accordion bound in red cloth boards with gilt title to front board. The interior includes a detailed copperplate etching of portraits of the artist and the women in her family on paper boats sailing across the sea. The verso is a silkscreen showing a descriptive family tree including the artist, her three daughters, her mother, twin sister, aunts, grandmother, etc. This collage-style illustration includes places, descriptive words, dates, photographs, and shows her family's immigration from Russia to Mexico. Text in Spanish with some English. Printed on Guarro Super Alfa 100% cotton paper.
Housed in a matching red cloth covered clamshell box. Bumping to bottom corner of the box. Size: about 24 x 10 inches.
Ioulia Akhmadeeva (1971 - ) was born in Russia but has resided in Mexico for nearly 30 years. She is professor of Fine Arts at the Michoacan State University San Nicolás Hidalgo in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. She has participated in many international exhibitions and won awards and grants for her work.
Copies of this book are in the Special Collections of Stanford University.
Five minute video about this book (in Spanish): https://youtu.be/pBPJvmBvp84. Fine.