Sound Botánica

Book launch and conversation

Book launch

Guadalupe Maravilla, I want to thank these magnificent fruits Retablo, 2021.

Henie Onstad Collection. Courtesy of Guadalupe Maravilla and P·P·O·W, New York. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

We welcome you to the book launch of the catalog for Guadalupe Maravilla's solo exhibition Sound Botánica. Maravilla is the second recipient of the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award.

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Published on the occasion of the second Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award, Guadalupe Maravilla - Sound Botánica is one of the first publications to comprehensively present the work of Guadalupe Maravilla. The exhibition catalogue features extensive documentation and imagery, features essays by Michelle Kuo, danilo machado and Allie Tepper, alongside a curatorial essay by Caroline Ugelstad, forewords by Tone Hansen and Paulina Rider Wilhelmsen, as well as a conversation between the artist and Diya Vij.

Join the launch of the catalog, where chief curator Caroline Ugelstad will talk to Kari J. Brandtzæg, curator at MUNCH, about how artists have processed and reflected on war, flight, and conflict in the history of art. The conversation will be held in Norwegian

In 1984, aged eight, Guadalupe Maravilla immigrated to the United States as an undocumented, unaccompanied child, fleeing civil war in El Salvador.

Kari J. Brandtzæg curated the exhibition The Shadow of War (2015) at Kunstnernes Hus and is the author of The Shadow of War - Political Art in Norway 1914-2014 (2015). Together with Ugelstad, she will talk about how artists have processed and reflected on war, flight, and conflict in art history since the First World War; with today's war in Ukraine as a current backdrop.

You are welcome to bring your friends. We hope to see you there!

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