HOK gallery has held an exclusive interview with Lula Valletta about her exhibition Purgatorio in HOK.
The interview is published in an booklet with risographic reproductions of her work.
Order it here for 12,50
PORTRAIT BY BERTUS GERSSEN
Lula Valletta is a cut-up artist and bibliophile, stuck in purgatory. Desperate of being born about 75 years too late, she tries to pick up where the hobbyhorses of the avant-garde left off; rejecting the logic, reason and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest. She has been cutting and pasting since kindergarten. At the age of 18, she wandered to Berlin for the sake of art, only to return 8 years later arm aber sexy after years of being a GlueHead. Together with underdog poet Mr. Pelham she forms the cut-up collective Arpsianism. She gave the world the C.U.M. (Cut-Up Manifesto) and strongly believes that collage is the basis of all art and creation. Specimens of her collage art have been self-published in a series of booklets; an agglomeration of collages into blobs and misprints.
LE NOIR ET LE NOIR, SOLO PRESENTATION AT
VERBEKE FOUNDATION - COLLAGE MUSEUM (BE), 2020