What a Girl Wants – What a Girl Needs
Pernilla Ellens (Ed.)
Because feminism has suddenly become a fashionable commodity, we’re in desperate need of a more inclusive and varied reflection on contemporary girlhood, cross-cultural feminism, and the relationship between gender, politics, and philosophy. Sense and Sensibility wishes to explore oppositions and contradictions between objects and subjects, between gender identities, and between theory and visual modes of culture here and now. A book that works as part reader and part exhibition document presents the thought processes of four female artists points of view. It features a collection of autonomous work, research outcomes, reflections, essays, interviews, columns, letters, and notes on contemporary feminism by a variety of artists and academics, writers, rioteers, curators and journalists. Artists included are Mandy Roos, Gabriel Ann Maher, Olle Lundin, Janina Frye, Roberto Perez de Gayo and Carly Rose Bedford. With essays by Nina Power, Charlotte van Buylaere, Alicja Melzacka, Aynouk Tan, Barbara Bolt, Ece Canlı, and Luiza Prado de O. Martins.
4 x 8 ½ in. / 192 pp / 335 b&w and 10 color
Retail Price: $26.00
Any Moment Now
Julie Joyce (Ed.)
The work by contemporary Brazilian artist Valeska Soares (b. 1957) navigates the realms of human emotion and experience, ranging from love and intimacy, to loss and longing, and memory and language. In her multimedia paintings, sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations, ordinary objects are transformed to create new and poignant narratives. Initiating her career in Brazil in the late 1980s, Soares’ early work is recognized for engaging the full range of the senses—even scent through the use of flowers and perfumes. Works from recent decades detail her mastery of language and text, specifically through the conceptual and physical use of books. Published on the occasion of the artist’s largest survey exhibition to date, this monograph provides a comprehensive examination of the works and installations produced during the artist’s nearly thirty-year oeuvre. Part of the Getty’s noted Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Los Angeles/Latin America), it is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles (2017–2018).
9 x 13 in. / 184 pp / 160 color
Retail Price: $48.00
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, AZ