Disturbingly Familiar

Disturbingly Familiar, by Giselle Beiguelman, is a textual and visual diary of the artist’s trip to Poland, land of her ancestors. The book combines travel photos with images from the family archive and registers her search for a narrative for her story without traces.

Interlaced by blank pages, stamped by the artist, the book is organized from the doubts and questions that aroused along with the journey. “Warsaw is the Joy Division before Joy Division?” “Is there a blue color of emptiness?” “What is it like to live where everything was?” “Where was Eastern Europe?” “How to count 6 million?”, among many others.

Discontinuous account of situations of belonging and cultural exclusion, Disturbingly Familiar runs through Warsaw, Przemysl, and Deblin, cities of her grandparents, as well as Krakow, Lodz, Auschwitz, and Bendin.Integrated into a wooden box containing a set of postcards and a stamp, Disturbingly Familiar is an object book. The wooden box has an interlocked transverse lock, which is also the support of the stamp that composes the work. It is a limited edition of 20 numbered signed copies, each one with the different stamping made by the artist.

Book Launch: April 6.
sp-arte no Galpão VB. Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina 1150, 19-22h

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