Daily Practice – Johanna Tagada
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Prepare your morning tea unhurriedly.
Write letters to a future you.
Practice your left hand’s flexibility on the piano.
Go for a run in the woods.
Keeping a daily practice feels as if discovering another world, hidden beneath the foliage of everyday life. “How could I not have seen this world before?”, you wonder, as it grows vaster and more detailed with each time you enter.
The notion of daily practice represents the guiding theme of this book. Featuring hundred and eleven individual artworks gathered around eight themes, it introduces the artistic practice of French-born artist Johanna Tagada.
The notion interweaves layers of thought and practice to a threefold meaning. First, the eight themes of the publication present the versatile nature of Johanna Tagada’s work, which encompasses a broad range of techniques, materials, and media including figurative and non-figurative drawings and paintings, collage, textile work, sculpture, and photography.
Each copy of this book includes a card with a hand-pressed embossing, along a handwritten note by the artist.
Johanna Tagada (b.1990, Strasbourg, France) is a painter and interdisciplinary artist working across London (UK), rural Alsace (France) and rural Tamil Nadu (India). Her practice composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography and writing often conceals ecological messages, rendered in soft and delicate methods. In several of the artist’s projects interaction with the environment and others plays a central role.
Solo exhibitions include Épistolaire Imaginaire – Merci at Galerie Jean-Francois Kaiser, and Take Care – きをつけてat Nidi Gallery.
In 2014, Johanna founded the positive and collaborative cultural project Poetic Pastel. In 2018, the artist cofounded the publication series Journal du Thé – Contemporary Tea Culture.
Size: 12.7 x 18.6 cm (Hardcover)
Pages: 148 (111 Artworks)
Language: English, French and Japanese
Designed and edited by OK-RM, with an essay by Veronika Muchitsch.
Published by InOtherWords Imprint.
Please also note that this publication is free from plastic, and has been conceived with a focus on plant derived materials.
A percentage from the sales of this book is to be donated to Sadhana Forest, an international volunteer- based not-for-profit organization introducing a growing number of people to sustainable living, food security through ecological transformation, wasteland reclamation, and veganism. Energy and resources are focused on the creation of a vibrant, indigenous Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF).
END OF LIFE
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