KARITA DE DIOSA, 2022
20″ x 24″
Archival Pigment Print
Limited edition of 25, 5AP and 1PP
Donna Huanca is a 2015 New York Awardee.
KARITA DE DIOSA is a is a collaboration with Donna Huanca and ART FOR CHANGE. It is a new work pulled from a part of Donna Huanca’s site-specific, multimedia performance and installation at Copenhagen Contemporary, Lengua Llorona (2019). Translating to ‘crying tongue’ from Spanish, the exhibition space was transformed through a series of live painting actions. The performances mutated the space into a powerful, vibrant, sensory universe from her and her performers’ anthropomorphic gestural markings that bend and refract the physical experience in the newly abstracted space. Relying on raw color pigments, oils and other natural, even bodily, materials, her flowing, sweeping abstraction taps into humanity’s physical interconnectedness. Through these vibrant reds and dreamy royal blues, she translates and documents the biochemical heritage and the cultural history of the body. The artist has hand-embellished the work with additional details and texture in oil pastels, making each print a unique work.
ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds from each print sold to Artadia in support of the organization’s initiatives providing unrestricted grants to visual artists working at pivotal moments in their careers. As with all of ART FOR CHANGE’s initiatives, artists receive 50% of the net proceeds of each sale under the belief that direct investment in artists is vital to a thriving cultural ecosystem. ART FOR CHANGE connects socially conscious art collectors with in-demand contemporary artists and their work. A platform for discovery, ART FOR CHANGE offers a curated selection of museum-quality prints and original works at approachable price points. By leveraging deep relationships with artists, galleries, and collectors, the organization affects positive change in the world by donating a portion of every purchase to relevant non-profits. ART FOR CHANGE is committed to making the art collecting process more accessible through selling quality prints and artworks at manageable prices, and by providing art advisory services and best-in-class insights and education to new and seasoned collectors alike.