This publication is the result of a collaboration between artist Jorge Méndez Blake, curator Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and graphic designer Santiago da Silva. Gathered around a shared interest for Mexican poet José Juan Tablada, the three authors attempt to offer contemporary interpretations of the seminal themes in his work (orientalism, relation betwenn literature and architecture…).
This book is a close collaboration between artist Jorge Méndez Blake, curator Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio, and designer Santiago da Silva in the mutual interest on unfinished novels, libraries and the connections that can be made between literature and architecture, based on Mexican poet José Juan Tablada's oeuvre. Não de China (China Boat) takes as a departure point José Juan Tablada's writings, seeking the missing connections in order to produce a series of encounters and perspectives into his literature. By unraveling Tablada's oeuvre, imagining his lost or unfinished works, this book attempts to give contemporary interpretations of some of the seminar themes in his work: Orientalism, the relation between literature and visual arts, and the creation of national identity through art and architecture.
Born 1974 in Mexico, Jorge Méndez Blake lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio is a Mexican curator and writer, founder of Guayaba Press and editor for the periodical Sur, published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.