Cuentos de Cuentas

Conversation with Carla Zaccagnini and Rivka Galchen

April 13, 5-8pm (talk 6:30pm)
Géza, 306 Maujer

On the eve of the public opening of Carla Zaccagnini’s Cuentos de cuentas/ Accounts of Accounting, we fold exhibition preview and book launch into one, highlighting how our work with Carla grew out of episodic online stories that came together into a new publication (co-published with K. Verlag) that also shaped the eponymous solo exhibition.

What is the allure of looking back at the past? How to give voice to archival documents in narratives that live in the overlap of fiction and non-fiction? And what about doubt and unreliable perspectives? What is a fact, and for whom? Referencing their own practice and context, as well as the works on view at Amant, Carla Zaccagnini and New York-based writer Rivka Galchen discuss these questions. The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Demeuse.

For the occasion, our exhibition galleries will be open 5-8pm. Visitors are encouraged to first visit the show, and take some time with The Selfish Giant on view at 315 Maujer. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Cuentos de Cuentas will be available at the Amant Bookstore.

Image: Carla Zaccagnini Sin título (Liliana Belfiore), 1976

About the speakers

Rivka Galchen is the award-winning author of five books, most recently the novel Everybody Knows Your Mother is a Witch, about the witch trial of the mother of the astronomer Johannes Kepler. She is also a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, which in 2010 named her one of the 20 Writers under 40.
Carla Zaccagnini is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice includes film, installation, drawing, and writing. Her works blend the personal and the political, focusing on stories of migration, economics, and the many contradictions they entail. Cuentos de Cuentas/ Accounts of Accounting is her first solo show in the US.