"Stop motion IIb" is the last book artist a set of 3 in which Joanna Latka has been presenting its homonymous series. This is a signed and numbered edition of 30 examples with manual binding. Each of the bookswhich constitutes this tryptic, has a dimension and an own color, and replays the engravings that Joanna Latka presented in the Salgadeiras Gallery in 2013, the "Stop motion" exhibition.
Limited edition of 30 examples + 3PA + 2HC, numbered and signed by the artist. Hand Bookbinding: Carapau Amarelo Photos: Jaime Vasconcelos Art printing: Black Box Atelier Paper: Epson Hot Press Natural Fine Art Paper 300g Dimensions: 18x18cm (closed), 18 x 72 cm (open) "Stop motion IIb" é o último livro de artista de um conjunto de 3 no qual Joanna Latka tem vindo a apresentar a sua série homónima. Trata-se de uma edição assinada e numerada de 30 exemplares, com encadernação manual. Cada um dos livros que constitui este tríptico tem uma dimensão e uma cor próprias, e reproduz as gravuras que Joanna Latka apresentou na Galeria das Salgadeiras no ano de 2013, na exposição "Stop motion".
Edição limitada: 30 exemplares + 3PA + 2HC, numeradas e assinadas pela artista Encadernação manual: Carapau Amarelo Fotografia: Jaime Vasconcelos Impressão: Black Box Atelier Papel: Epson Hot Press Natural Fine Art Paper 300g Dimensões: 18x18cm (fechado), 18 x 72 cm (aberto)
Czarna Galeria CENTRUM - Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury
12.01 - 07.02 2016
...I've known Joanna pretty much since the beginning of her chapter in Lisbon, in which she is a prolific chronicler of her protagonists who inhabit a darker and dirtier world. The kind tourists want to take photos of in hope of capturing authenticity. But authenticity is not going to be depicted in some romantic snapshot of a passing yellow rickety tram, just as any Portuguese person will tell you – 'saudades' is not a word you can translate.
Here, the roots of tradition are too firmly fixed to be dug up, so branches twist and buckle in search for the sun which is eclipsed by urban concrete, factories, poverty, religion and soap operas.
To me, Joanna's images question the absurdities of what is called 'tradition' and how it is to live in such a society. Tradition is collective and does not permit personal identity.It frowns on those who have a voice...