Gabinete de algunas contradicciones diarias by Catalina Mena|
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contentArtist’s book by Catalina Mena limited to 3 unique copies.
Gabinete de algunas contradicciones diarias (Cabinet of Some Daily Contradictions) is a winged book in leporello format that stems from the artist’s queries about socially-established cultural ideas around the domestic and the feminine.
This way, Mena’s work advances a contrast between two significant ideas: wings as an element linked to freedom and enjoyment, which invites reflection on the human desire to transcend. Meanwhile, the knife as a functional object comes to build the contradiction. Generating a dialogue between life and death and reality and dreams, the work serves as a hinge between survival and defense, ultimately prompting us to reflect on the atmosphere and fragility that form our reality.
publishing houseNaranja Publicaciones
formatcardboard clamshell box, metal knife, die-cut foam accordion book framed in bronze, mixed technics.
technical information54 x 34 x 9 cm (box closed);
Book size: 23 x 41 x 4,5 cm (closed),
134 x 23 cm (extended)