Available now for pre-sale. Delivery in July 2023.
Oleñka Carrasco’s book Patria is a moving account of a bereavement, of the questions of identity that it raises in the more general context of the history of Venezuela and its exiles. As the pages turn, the intimate, family circle of Oleñka’s work widens towards a universal theme that touches each of us: exile, belonging to a homeland, to a land.
The work, which mixes writing and visual art, is conceived in two parts. From the figure of the father, or “pater” in chapter 1, Oleñka leads us to that of the fatherland, or “patria” in chapter 2. From a personal family history, the artist touches on a great collective and human history, that of the inalienable belonging to the clan and the country that saw us born.
Chapter 1, “House lent for a grief”, is the intimate story of a mourning lived at a distance. Oleñka is in France, in a childhood home “that is not her own” when she learns of the death of her father who lived in Venezuela. In the midst of the pandemic, Oleñka mourns her father from a distance, through the creation of a powerful photographic and literary work.
Chapter 2, “Petit Pays” addresses the universal question of exile and the indestructible link that binds each of us to our homeland, our land of origin, regardless of our history and path.
A conversation between Oleñka Carrasco and the Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka, conducted by journalist Saraí Suárez, puts into perspective the contemporary history of Venezuela through the artist’s family story.
This book accompanies the exhibition “PATRIA” presented at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2023.
EARLY BIRD OFFERS
On the occasion of the publication in July of the book PATRIA by Oleñka Carrasco, be among the first to benefit from the preferential launch offers available only until June 30.
1 SIGNED BOOK 1 LIBRO FIRMADO
1 signed book for 35€ instead of 39€. 1 libro firmado por 30€ en lugar de 39€
60 signed copies available 60 ejemplares firmados disponibles
1 BOOK + 1 POSTER (A2 FORMAT) 1 LIBRO + 1 PÓSTER (FORMATO A2)
1 signed book + 1 exclusive poster, inkjet print A2 format. Available in 3 languages (French, English and Spanish). The choice of the language is made after purchase. La elección del idioma se hace después de la compra. 80€