Sonia Balassanian (Imagine Otherwise)
'Imagine Otherwise' is an anthology of books on queer, non-binary, or female-identifying artists who have produced a substantial body of work but may have no publication concerning their art or life in print at the time of commissioning. In the first volume of the series, author Omar Kholeif reveals a deeply personal portrait of Iranian Armenian American artist Sonia Balassanian. Weaving through poetry, memoir, and historical anecdote, Kholeif explodes the edges of the New York art world, tracing the contours of Balassanian’s world. With a career spanning more than five decades, Sonia Balassanian’s art is celebrated for its political fervor, as it is for its lyricism, and its occasional whimsy, which sparkles despite the political chaos and turmoil that has surrounded her.
|96 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English|