Diary of Images & Diary of Smells

Diary of Images
is a bilingual visual and poetic documentation of the wide-ranging oeuvre of Brazilian/American artist Josely Carvalho, including painting, photography, printmaking, webwork, installation, and book art. The monograph traces the artist’s activism in social justice and feminism back to the 1970s and 1980s and takes the reader up to her present-day explorations into olfactory art.

Published by Contra Capa Publisher in Rio de Janeiro, Diary of Images is 256 pages, with numerous color photographs. It includes critical texts by Lucy Lippard, Julie. P. Herzberg, Paulo Herkenhoff, Ivo Mesquita, Katia Canton, Ana Mae Barbosa and Luiz Meira de Vasconcellos

Most recently, Josely Carvalho has exhibited in several museums in Brazil and is part of the Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85 exhibition shown at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2017, the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and Pinacoteca de São Paulo in 2018.

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Diary of Smells 
is an on-going cross-disciplinary sensorial project considering the olfactory as protagonist among other typically dominant components in contemporary art such as video, sound, photography, bookart and installations. Each artwork represents a page from the diary, such as Glass Ceiling, Resilience, Affectio...
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