The Inclusartiz Institute, in partnership with the MoMa Library, launched The Valise, on 26th of September 2017, at Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, with the presence of the Argentine writer Cesar Aira and Latin American artists Johanna Calle, Matías Duville, Maria Laet, Mateo López, Nicolás Paris and Rosângela Rennó. Aira read an excerpt from his book “An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter”, which served as inspiration for the project, followed by a cocktail reception for guests.
Valise is a collective of artists that brings together seven South Americans – Johanna Calle, Matías Duville, Maria Laet, Mateo López, Nicolás Paris, Rosângela Rennó and Christian Vinck Henriquez – with Argentine writer César Aria. Designed to fit in a special suitcase (a carrying bag), the artwork includes original prints, maps, artist’s books, airmail envelopes, origami toys, posters, sound recording, a hand-blown glass sculpture and a vinyl record, all reflecting the artists’ shared affinity for geography, travel literature, and book creation.
Organized by May Castleberry, Publisher, Contemporary Editions, Library Council Publications, with Jennifer Tobias, Reader Services Librarian, The Museum of Modern Art.