Xiuquilla/Blue milk weed, 2017
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (50 x 50 cm)
Hand sewn cotton leporello book, with screenprinting, in cloth box with colophon.
Published by Zucker Art Books, NY. Edition of 8 variants, with 2 AP.
Each copy is signed and numbered.
Each book is handmade from repurposed fabrics the artist found in Mexico City. Camil’s interventions include cutting shapes common in cloth making such as sleeves, collars, torsos, and recombining them in a colorful array, hand sewn into a double sided sequence. She designed small buttonholes in between the panels so the work can be hung as a banner as well, choosing either side. This sort of interaction between the work and the viewer is a key element throughout Camil’s oeuvre, which even includes works to be worn or walked on.
Pia Camil (b. 1980) lives and works in Mexico City. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo-exhibitions including A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York (2016); Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2015); The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2014); and Cuadrado Negro, Basque Museum Centre for Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013).
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