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Author/Artist Lusitano, Maria, artist.
Title Queer paper gardens or The wildlife of symbols (collage-roman) / Paula Roush & Maria Lusitano.
Publisher Lisboa : Fundação EDP, 2013.
Description 5 volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Artists' Books  SCR/AB N200 R758 Q3    AVAILABLE
Note Published as part of the exhibition, Estranhos jardins de papel = Queer paper gardens, held at Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, June 7-September 8, 2013.
"This edition is limited to 200 copies of which 100 copies are numbered and signed and accompanied by a numbered and signed artists' silkscreen."--Colophon.
Issued in a slipcase (31 cm)
Brooklyn: Library has copy 42/100, signed and numbered by the artists.
Summary "The project focuses on several works of collage, created across three centuries, which range from Flora Delanica (1772-1782), Mary Delany's botanical collage work, considered a pioneering instance of collage on paper, to the photographic collages of the Victorian era and, finally, to the Modernist collage-novels that constitute the exhibition's fulcrum: Max Ernst's Une Semaine de Bonté (1934), and Valentine Penrose's Dons des Féminines (1951). Revisiting all these works brings out a number of visual and textual narratives that explore the concept of journey: a journey through the history of collage and a delocalisation in time -- something quite appropriate to the inherent features of the collage technique; and a journey through the exotic as a space for freedom, allowing for playful experimentation in opposition to the repressive and reclusive environment of bourgeois home life. The crossing and mixing of the aforementioned sources, together with the various stories they tell, generate a means to approach several contemporary sexuality-related issues, namely those concerning the contructions of gender and female sexuality."--Paula Roush's website, viewed May 8, 2015.
Contents First volume Sunday; element: Les deux amies = The two girlfriends; example: Gifts of the Feminine. -- Second volume Monday; element: The mise-en-scene of the unconscious; example: The Week of Goodness. -- Third volume Tuesday; element: The photoalbum in the drawing room; example: The album of Madame B. -- Fourth volume Wednesday; element: The paper mosaick; example: Flora Delanica. -- Last volume, Thursday; element: Hortus Siccus; example: Sexual herbarium; Friday; element: Object-trouve; example: Sister arts; Saturday; element: Interspecies taxonomies; example: Linnaeus.
LC subject Roush, Paula.
Lusitano, Maria.
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976. Semaine de bonté -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Penrose, Valentine. Dons des féminines -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Collage -- History.
Gender identity.
Women in art.
Genre/Form Artists' books -- 2013.
Artists' books -- Portugal.
Photomontage.
Other author Roush, Paula, artist.
Related corporate bodies Museu da Electricidade (Lisbon, Portugal), host institution.
WorldCat no. 908674706

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