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Archival Narratives

Drawing from STET - books and photography’s archive, Karen Lacroix made a selection of editions which, together with curator Filipa Valladares, will withdraw images, pages and texts, establishing a set of relationships between content and container (editions of different formats will be presented in digital format). This project creates constellations formed between relationships, works, genres and archives of different disciplines. What is then proposed are new readings of these editions, authors and content, navigating STET’s book collection and exposing part of the editions, as well as a method to promote connections between otherwise apparently distinct objects and contexts.

Karen Lacroix is an illustrator and designer based in Porto, Portugal. She was a lecturer in Visual Narratives at the University of Richmond and is a tutor at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in multiple courses in the Further Education programme. Among many artist residencies, it is possible to highlight the following: Porto Polytechnic Institute (Portugal), Edifício Montepio/ Porto Lazer (Portugal) and Historic Sanatorium at the Lake Edward (Canada). She works for a variety of clients such as Bright Ivy, English Touring Opera, Signum Records and Bishopsgate Institute. After completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, founded Uncanny Editions, a publisher and studio exploring different modes of publication practice. The publisher frequently organises workshops in museums, as well as cultural and educational institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, X Marks the Bökship and The Photographers’ Gallery. She is the founder and coordinator of the Illustration School, an international pedagogical platform that investigates the expanded field of illustration. Uncanny Editions’ work is represented in collections such as MoMA (New York, US), University College London, London College of Communication (UK), School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, among others. Co-director of the research centre Shared Institute.
www.uncannyeditions.com + www.illustrationschool.eu

Surface Series, Batia Suter
Roma Publication / Culturgest, 2011

1785 / 87 / 90 – 2010, Leonor Antunes
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, 2010

PAPEL, Marta Castelo
Edição de autor, 2012

Come Again, Robert Frank
STEIDL, 2006

22474, José Luis Neto
Assírio & Alvim, 2003

Casa de Lava - Caderno, Pedro Costa
Pierre von Kleist, 2013

Chemises, Malick Sidibé,
STEIDL / Gwinzegal, 2007

Owners Workshop Manual, Diogo Evangelista
Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2011

Ma vie va changer, Patrícia Almeida e David-Alexandre Guéniot
GHOST editions, 2015

VENDE-SE, Augusto Brázio
GHOST editions, 2013

Holy Bible, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
MACK, 2013

Gasoline, David Campany
MACK, 2013

A DROP IN THE OCEAN, Alessandro Calabrese / Milo Montelli (org.)
Éditions du LIC, 2014

Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Regina Giménez
Los cinco delfines, 2015

The Narcissistic City, Takashi Homma
MACK, 2016

Flip-bang - Soraya Vasconcelos
Stolen Books, 2013

A Perpetual Season, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine
MACK, 2014

Pyramid, Pablo López Luz
Toluca Éditions + RM, 2014

Films, Paul Graham
MACK, 2011

American Dreaming, Jerry Spagnoli
STEIDL, 2011

Old News No. 7 / Six months, Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda
Edição de autor, 2011

MEDIODíA, David Hornillos
Dalpine, 2014

Unnamed Road, Jungjin Lee
MACK, 2014

It's about time, António Proença de Carvalho
Edição de autor, 2013

The Line, Palíndromo Mészáros
Edição de autor, 2013

Unnamed Road, Jungjin Lee
MACK, 2014

MEDIODíA, David Hornillos
Dalpine, 2014

It's about time, António Proença de Carvalho
Edição de autor, 2013

Miserachs Barcelona - Portfolio Edition, Xavier Miserachs
RM + MACBA, 2016

El Alto, Peter Granser
Edition Taube, 2016

I Am - Paradox Identity, Ilse Frech
Post editions, 2008

Nature & Politics, Thomas Struth
MACK, 2016

Camino Road, Renée Green
Free Agent Media 1994

Archival NarrativesKaren Lacroix