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Amanda Magazine

Amanda MagazineAmanda
Various Contributors
Maria Editions

Created and edited by Olga Micińska.
Photography by Olga Micińska.
Texts from  Sepideh Karami, Samantha McCulloch, Olga Micińska, Madeleine Morley, Nikos Stephou and Maria Toumazou.


First Edition of 500
42 pages
160 x 230 mm
ISBN 9789963213726


Amanda is an artist book by Olga Micińska published by Maria Editions, an artist-led imprint based between Nicosia and New York. The publication is made in the framework of The Building Institute, an experimental organisation aiming to strengthen the position of femme builders in the domain of technical construction work. Amanda brings together literary texts by Maria Toumazou, Samantha McCulloch, Sepideh Karami and Madeleine Morley, combining fiction stories with visual artwork. The format of Amanda is greatly informed by “Tradeswomen”, a magazine published in the 1980’s and 1990’s in the United States, made for and by female workers active in the building trade.

About the Artist
Olga Micińska (b. 1987, Łódź) is a Polish visual artist currently living in Amsterdam. Graduated from the MA Art Praxis programme at Dutch Art Institute and holds MFA in Sculpture from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Also trained as a woodworker, collaborates with craft studios of various techniques. Recently she has initiated The Building Institute, an experimental and non-formal organisation engaging with diverse questions surrounding the subject of labour and attempting to emancipate the undermined knowledges dwelling in the craft domains.

About the Publisher
Maria Editions is an artist-run independent imprint founded by Marysia Gacek and Maria Toumazou in Glasgow of 2014. Currently based in Nicosia and New York, Maria Editions is dedicated to nurturing soft sensibilities and neglected aspects surrounding art practices by providing a platform for new art works, enlisting emerging artists as editors, and publishing compilations of essays, translations, books of poetry, obsolete literature, collections of letters, and personal archives of images and other ephemera.

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