Join us for an in person Open Book session at Mana Contemporary hosted by SY Lim
Featuring the works by Ana Cordeiro and Regina Parra.
More about the presenting artists:
Art is my key to understanding the current underlying my identity and the world. In doing so, I derive much of my inspiration from my own life.
As an Iranian American growing up in post-1979 Tehran, I have experienced separation and uprooting in its different manifestations. In my practice I distort, and amplify these past events through material deconstruction and reconstruction.I am very interested in exploring the language of the material I use and blurring the lines between design, craft and fine art.
Ana Paula Cordeiro makes books by hand, photographs with film, prints from lead type, and writes either sparingly or profusely on unbound folios, which she then proceeds to bind into volumes. In 2018 she co-organized the multi-media installation Introspective Collective. In 2019 she contributed to a book publication about bookmaking called Bookforms. And in 2020 she was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and an Honorable Mention at the International Human Rights Arts Festival Creators of Justice Award for her essay Citizen. In the fall of 2020, she had an interview published by The Interior Beauty Salon; in the Summer of 2020, her work Body of Evidence was reviewed on Books on Books. Originally from Brazil, she is based in New York and does all her work at The Center for Book Arts communal shop. Ana is currently an Artist Research Fellow at the Hispanic Society of America, and her artist books are collected privately and institutionally.
Since 2005, Regina Parra, through painting, performance, video, and installation, has explored the tension between oppression and rebellion. Her early research focused on colonialism and the lasting injustices of patriarchy and capitalism, producing works that ask the viewer to rethink official narratives by focusing on the marks left on those who have been forgotten, subjugated, enslaved, and exploited.
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