Imprinted Mater/Materia impresa

Imprinted Mater/Materia impresa
Author: Aimée Zito Lema
Publisher: Looiersgracht 60
Language: English, Spanish
Pages: 128
Size: 21 x 15 cm
Weight: 240 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789492282019
Availability: In stock
Price: €38.60
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Published on the occasion of Aimée Zito Lema’s solo exhibition ‘Imprinted Mater’ at Looiersgracht 60, this publication explores the artist’s work and the relationship between memory and image. Imprinted Mater/Materia impresa has been made in close collaboration with the artist and comprises written contributions from a number of experts from various disciplinary backgrounds: Sohrab Mohebbi (an LA-based curator), Horacio González (a writer and the former director of the National Library of Argentina), Maria Barnas (a poet and artist) and Marcelo Percia (a writer and psychoanalyst).
The publication also features a foreword written by Soraya Notoadikusumo and Nadine Snijders (directors of Looiersgracht 60) and boasts an insightful image section comprising multiple research images, images of work in progress and new works made specifically for this publication.

Aimée Zito Lema (born 1982, Amsterdam) is a Dutch-Argentine visual artist who currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Focusing on the memory as an archive, she creates installations that address themes of collective memory and the ways in which history is recorded and remembered. Locating and reprinting forgotten images that reference historical erasure,
Zito Lema saturates archival ephemera with meaning by reformatting them in novel, material ways. As the images and objects take on these new forms in her work—installation, video, performance, photography—the pieces simultaneously act as a commentary on the human practice of archiving and storytelling. Zito Lema studied at the National University of the Arts in
Buenos Aires and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and she obtained a master’s degree in artistic research from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 2016 she participated in the artist-in-residency programme at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited at a number of places including the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2016), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2016) and the 11th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea (2016). In April 2017, she had a solo show at Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway. Zito Lema has also been a guest lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), the
Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and ArtEZ (Arnhem).

Edition of 500 copies, hand-numbered and signed.