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First edition
17x24 cm
132 pages
52 images
Softcover
French / English
Editorial direction : Caroline de greef
Design : EYD
November 2023
ISBN 978-2-490740-08-6



DESIRS SANS VISA
Anna López Luna et Mounir Gouri


Textes by Mabel Tapia & Atef Berredjem

Anna López Luna and Mounir Gouri met in 2017 during an artist residency in Algiers. The alchemy is direct and  obvious as both of their art is inhabited by fluids and resistant creatures, human and carnal components carried by a penetrating gaze on the world mixed with fear towards its evolutions. Desires Without Visa brings together their highly complementary works on a theme dear to each artist as the uprootedness and the justice first and foremost. From watercolor to charcoal to photo and video, and color to black, the pages of this book tell a story of humanities that closely resembles one of them.


This book received the support of La Casa de Velasquez.






Special edition 


Edition of 50 comprising a first edition book stamped by Anna López Luna and Mounir Gouri with one print of two exclusive drawings signed and numbered on the reverse by the artists.
17 x 24 cm. 
Sirio Fredigoni 210g


Bio
 
Anna López Luna is a visual artist from barcelona born in 1983 and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Cergy in 2006.
Her work develops mainly in video and drawings,but also in the experimentation of other forms such as installation and sculpture.
She was the winner of the Individual Creation Grant DRAC Île-de-France in 2016, and  the grant of the  Fondation des Artistes in 2020. She was a resident at la Casa de Velázquez in 2022, at the Box 24 and Ateliers sauvages in Algiers from  2017-2018 where she received with the artist Mounir Gourithe creation support Hafid Tamzali & the ateliers sauvages.
Her works are part of the collections of the FRAC Bretagne and are regurlarly in France and worlwide notably at  la Casa de Velázquez (Madrid), at the Château des Ducs de bourbons (Montluçon, at the MABA Fondation des Artistes (Nogent-sur-Marne), at the Gallery Loo & Lou (Paris), PLATFORM center for photographic + digital arts (Winnipeg), at the Lambert Collection (Avignon).

Mounir Gouri was born in Annaba Algéria, in 1985. He is part of this young generation of visual artists concerned by thier artist status but also by the young generation faced with social, cultural and political difficulties. He bases his work in current events, socio-political and economic realities, which upset Algerian society. Interested in new media, he uses performance, video, photography and sculpture. In 2020, he received the Special Jury Prize from the Friends of the Arab World Institute and the Hafid Tamzali creation aid & the wild workshops with the artist Anna López Luna. Mounir Gouri has participated in numerous international exhibitions, notably at Art Gallery Columbia University (New York), at the Contemporary Art Fund of Montluçon, at the Mezzanine Gallery, (London), at the Jafre Biennale, at the Contemporary Art Center of Malakoff and the I.M.A. of Paris among other prestigious places.
Press







© EYD 2023-2024

_ Book signing Desires without visa by A, Lopez Luna & M. Gouri 04/02/2024 4pm at EXC Bookshop

_ Book signing at PARIS PHOTO during Ilanit Illouz’s exhibition 11/10/23 17pm

_ Release ietta #1 Soda Salicornia by Ilanit Illouz at galerie HASY 30/09/23

_ Rolling Paper #5 au BAL du 29/09/23 au 01/10/23

_ Shortlist JOURNEES by Thomas Gauthier Les Rencontres d'Arles 2023