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Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

Join Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore at 3 PM on Saturday, February 17 for the Los Angeles book launch of emBRUJAda: Charms for the Living , published by Set Margins' Publications. Artist and author Karen Lofgren will be in conversation with experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar, with book signing to follow. Join in-person or livestream on Instagram at @artbookhwla. Register for the event and order a signed copy here!

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

This monograph artist book combines notes, dialogues and annotated works, welcoming you to interlace Karen Lofgren’s living field work into encounters that shape a feminist and decolonial perspective moving through psychedelics, erotica, interspecies and cosmic love affairs.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

Introduced by Karen Lofgren herself, this compendium considers works from an international practice, delivering sculptural charms that connect scientific fields to the spirit realm, leaving space for the unknown and the unknowable. Through dialogues with Mexican vocalist and performer, Carmina Escobar, who brings much empathy into nature, the body, and pedagogy; Peruvian feminist art- historian, curator and writer, Florencia Portocarrero; and Dutch curator and writer, Marjolein van der Loo, who brings a passion for ecology and social agendas, this work brings an intimate space where rituals, history, and mythology look to the construction of a greater consciousness over time.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

Karen Lofgren is a Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based artist working across sculpture, installation, and works on paper, from a feminist and decolonial perspective. Her research centers on ritual, history, mythology, and the construction of consciousness over time, forming relationships between cultural systems and other wild systems. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Canada Council grantee; Pollock-Krasner Grantee; she was Fulbright Core Scholar at UAL, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018, and holds an MFA from CalArts.

Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, interpreter of contemporary music, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. In 2016, Escobar received the Young Creators grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico and a grant from the National Center for the Arts, Mexico. Escobar completed an M.F.A. with a specialization in Voice Arts at California Institute of the Arts, where she is a professor.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

ARTBOOK AT HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES BOOKSTORE
Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

Saturday, February 17: 3 PM PST
917 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-988-7413
Click here to pre-order a signed copy
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore presents Karen Lofgren & Carmina Escobar launching 'emBRUJAda'

Karen Lofgren: emBRUJAda

Karen Lofgren: emBRUJAda

Set Margins' publications
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 61 color / 23 duotone / 53 b&w.

$35.00  free shipping