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Rapacious Beauty: Tamara Kostianovsky

Rapacious Beauty: Tamara Kostianovsky

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Rapacious Beauty: Tamara Kostianovsky

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Gonzalo Casals et al. Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, 2021.

88 pp. 55 col.ills. 24 x 24 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9783777439174

Published on occasion of the exhibition titled, Between Wounds and Folds. Publisher's description: Latinx artist Tamara Kostianovsky began using her discarded clothes as artistic material shortly after immigrating to the United States, addressing cultural and physical displacement, assimilation and identity, and the brutal history of Latin America. Today, these emotionally charged materials coalesce in a post-colonial vision for an ecological future. Tamara Kostianovsky creates sculptures from textiles that address the relationship between landscapes, the body, and violence. This volume highlights distinct bodies of her work including sculptures of butchered carcasses, slayed birds, and severed trees. Built with layers of texture, color, and emotion, these works dive head-first into the tension between beauty and horror, confronting histories of systemic violence and transforming them into utopian environments.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- Argentina ; United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Sculpture -- Other American Minority ; Women Artists --

Artist(s): Kostianovsky, Tamara

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