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Esther Ferrer and time, trapped in a book

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The writer Aintzane Usandizaga (Lasarte-Oria, 1988) and the artist Aran Santamaria (Zumaia 1968) presented this Wednesday morning at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián the illustrated book “(Ia) guztia moztu eta itsats daiteke. Esther Ferrer eta denbora” (Almost everything can be cut and pasted. Esther Ferrer and time).

The basis of the book are the reflections of the artist from San Sebastian Esther Ferrer around time, and the work aspires, according to the Pamiela publishing house, to “spread them in a beautiful and fun way”. “Through a montage of collage and dancing words, readers will be immersed in an attempt to catch time,” they add.

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This book is the first fruit of the collection Bagara, directed by Haizea Barcenilla and Garazi Ansa, and the choice of the setting for this morning’s presentation, the San Telmo museum in San Sebastián, is not by chance. This museum hosts the exhibition “Baginen Bagara. Women Artists: Logics of (in)visibility”, which shows works by women artists, including Esther Ferrer (three works), and invites reflection on the reasons for their low popularity.

Bagara will work to build bridges between current and past female creators, and those responsible have stated that other issues will follow this first release.

“(Ia) guztia moztu eta itsats daiteke” is not a biography, according to its author, Aintzane Usandizaga, but “a book based on the work of Ferrer”. “We were clear that we wanted to create a fictional story born from the pictorial language and the conceptual universe of the artist,” she adds.

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Source: Eitb

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