Dora Garcia
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Born in Valladolid, Spain, 1965, Dora Garcia Lives and works in Barcelona. Through her work she reflects the relationship between the artist as creator, the work produced, and the viewing public. She behaves like a cinema director to tell stories and unchain situations. One of her best known series was inspired by a quote from Allen Ruppersberg: “a book is the perfect sculpture, a beautiful volume where time passes by”. From this she proceeds to simply section James Joyce’s Ulysses. But in cutting away a corner of the book, she is not only sectioning a perfectly rectangular cuboids, her gesture also washes away the entire narrative thread, decapitating its meaning. Moreover, Garcia this way highlights the novel’s troubled censorship /publishing history; only published in Russia from 1989, and confined to the forbidden books section in Australian public libraries until 1978.

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