Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Michael Buhrs, Yara Sonseca Mas. Text by Santiago Betancur Valencia, Mercedes Cebrián, Isabel E., Andrés Giraldo, Martin Herbert, Luis Pérez-Oramas, et al.
Almanac collects prints, drawings, sketchbooks and rubber stamps by Colombian artist José Antonio Suárez Londońo (born 1955). Since the 1970s, Suárez Londońo has created an immense body of work celebrating dailiness, weekly routines and the development of a distinctive iconography, recounted in this volume.
Published by The Drawing Center. Text by Claire Gilman.
This publication evolves from Colombian artist José Antonio Suárez Londońo’s 2012 exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York. The volume features full-color plates of drawings from a selection of Londońo’s notebooks (or “yearbooks”) dating from 1997 to the present and taken from the artist’s ongoing project in which he creates a daily drawing based on a book or series of books that he reads over the course of a year. These literary touchstones have included such diverse sources as the diaries of Paul Klee, Franz Kafka and Eugčne Delacroix; Ovid’s Metamorphoses; W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn; and Patti Smith’s poetry. The drawings themselves are refined and spare, imbued with a true classical draughtsman’s eye for nuance and detail, in a unique approach to depicting contemporary artifacts. The accompanying essay is by curator Claire Gilman.