Hey Magenta Friends! You are cordially invited to the launch of our publication Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14! If you’re in the Los Angeles area, please come.
Book Launch and Opening
Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA)
April 14, 5pm – 8pm
ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., Bldg. M-2: Suite #132, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Please come and join us in celebrating the launch of Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14 with MOPLA. Sentimental is the first monograph by Michelle Groskopf.
“We tend to forget that most of life takes place up close, where we cross each other’s paths. When we frame that energy, we can marvel at its beauty. This is Los Angeles. This book is a map of my whims. It’s a diary, in memory of all the days I trotted half in love down the street,” says Michelle.
The work is from her life and the streets of Los Angeles, truly her love letter to the city and its people. Copies of Sentimental will be available for purchase and a book signing will take place from 6pm to 7pm. Thank you once again to all our amazing patrons who helped bring this important book to fruition on Kickstarter!
Kim Dorland, Same Old Future
Curated by Jean-Michel Othoniel,
7 March – 22 April 2018 at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
The Magenta Foundation and /edition Toronto are pleased to announce their latest catalogue, Kim Dorland’s Same Old Future, which is on now at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
“Same old future,” is among the declarations etched into the tree trunks which make up Kim Dorland’s forests. Skulls, phalluses, and nude women accompany these delinquent inscriptions – the kind of graffiti we imagine discovering on the walls of public bathrooms, polluting urban spaces and inhospitable domiciles, rather than inscribed on the edge of the forest. And so how does this thicket of woods become a returning point for the wanderer?
Dorland’s painted scapes are frontiers, warnings, thresholds. Scrawled in vivid colors, the wanderers’ forgotten proclamations point us away from an idealized natural world towards nature’s aggressive end. Dorland depicts, before all else, a passage from one stratum to another and, more specifically, the metamorphosis between urbanity and the ancestral forest.
You can buy the catalogue at editioneditions.com.
The printing press is working overtime at Magenta central. We are pleased to announce all the books we will we launch by May 2018 starting off with a small artists catalogue with Kim Dorland and Arsenal Contemporary in NY, Same Old Future, opening March 8th. Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf will open in Los Angeles in conjunction with MOPLA on April 12th. Details of the book launch and exhibition will be announced very soon! And we like to take this time again to THANK ALL our patrons for making Michelle’s book a reality, we have listed your names here.
LandMarks2017/Reperes2017 in conjunction with PIA (Partners in Art) will hit the printing press early May. As you can see there are SO many great things on the horizon and we are really happy to see so many more books being published.