165 x 115 mm
An artist who looks out of the corner of his eye / An artist who looks out of the corner of his eye and also eavesdrops / An artist who looks out of the corner of his eye and makes comments in passing so that everyone else will hear / A mean-spirited artist / A dark-energied artist / A dark-energied who has power / A dark-energied artist who has power and distributes it among other dark-energied artist: More than 1400 descriptions of what an artist is. From the darkest sense of humor —like the very pages of the book— with a cold, clinical, distant and forensic gaze. Malena Pizani, an Argentine artist, defines, through those statements, the characteristics of an artist in the process of being defined. The statements, devoid of verb, describe an artist petrified between two points that, at the moment, does not act, there is, does not expel, does not intervene; she or he only thinks to himself or sees himself through the eyes of others.
About the Artist
Malena Pizaniwas born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1975. Of Argentine nationality and living in Buenos Aires since 1994, she studied Arts, UCV, in Caracas, and Philosophy, UBA, in CABA. She participated in scholarships, courses and workshops with artists such as Diana Aisenberg.
About the Publisher
Since 2013, Gato Negro Ediciones has acted as a recognizably-urgent voice in independent publishing across the cultural realm. Advocating the liberty of thought, the Mexico City-based press intentionally prints titles that challenge the so-often sequestered view of contemporary society. In a new world where temporary excess and obstruction of knowledge are lived at its height, Gato Negro returns the voices of their authors to the fundamental purpose of the book. By remaining inside the economically-amicable yet unconstrained process that is risograph printing, an archive of over 140 titles has been successfully called into life ever since its inception.