Words With Love, an on-going project by women who have come together to engage voice, activism, and heart in the form of greeting cards.
(above card by Jill Magid)
On Valentine’s Day 2015, Blonde Art Books along with Chapter NY and Molasses Books launched Cara Benedetto’s romance novel The Coming of Age. Recently Cara and BABS have started working on a series of collaborations. In our proposals for these forthcoming projects, Cara states “Erotica in the arts is trending up and we’re happy about it, because women’s bodies are again under attack by the state. It is a critical time to collectively work against government-sanctioned violence by articulating women’s desire through art and speech.
Women have written their desire through history. Women are the writers, readers, and consumers of the romance industry. It is one of the very few genres that examples an economy of between women support networks. It is related and in parallel to various movements within the arts that engaged poetry, writing, text and activism.”
Words With Love is a collaboration between artist Cara Benedetto, Small Editions, and Blonde Art Books.
Each set includes artwork and writing by six different artists. The sets are risograph printed in a set of 6 notecards with matching envelopes in an edition of 100.
Set 1: Mira Dancy, Kayla Guthrie, Jill Magid, Karin Schneider, Christine Wang, and Camilla Wills. Order here
Set 2: Moyra Davey, General Sisters, Suzanne Herrera, Amy Lam, Aura Rosenberg, and Cassandra Troyan. Order here
Set 3: Lex Brown, Cammi Climaco, Sara Greenburger Rafferty, Lucy Ives, Mira Schor, and Danna Vajda. Order here
Set 4: Virginia Barratt, Robin Cameron, Amy Fung, Sophia Le Fraga, Heather Guertin, and Lynne Tillman. Order here
Set 5: Maia Assaq, Davida Nemeroff, Bonny Poon, Alex Reynolds, Diamond Stingily, and Mia Von Matt. Order here
(image by Mira Schor)
The project launched for the occasion of Valentine’s Day 2016 during our event
WORDS WITH LOVE OUT LOUD at Printed Matter on Saturday January 30, 5-7PM.
All three sets will be available for sale and there will be short readings by Mira Schor, Cammi Climaco, Danna Vajda, Jilly Magid, Mira Dancy, Alex Reynolds, Lucy Ives, Cassandra Troyan, Kayla Guthrie, Suzanne Herrera, Amy Lam, and Karin Schneider.