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kiki
una noche maravillosa
by Alejandro Jiménez-Flores (florencio) and Miguel Jiménez

Overview


kiki's story is an allegory for the experiences many people face when they resist dominant culture's perception of their gender and race, as well as how individuals struggle with the roles and identities that their community expects them to perform. After suffering much bullying and teasing from the other Monarch butterflies, kiki wanders away from them. Lost and longing to belong, kiki finds clues for kinship throughout the urban landscape. Following the scent of something familiar yet unknown...
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Description


kiki's story is an allegory for the experiences many people face when they resist dominant culture's perception of their gender and race, as well as how individuals struggle with the roles and identities that their community expects them to perform. After suffering much bullying and teasing from the other Monarch butterflies, kiki wanders away from them. Lost and longing to belong, kiki finds clues for kinship throughout the urban landscape. Following the scent of something familiar yet unknown... Who made this book? & Who is florencio, you might ask? To put it simply, florencio is a conceptual personae, a multi-temporal transdimensional entity, another framework to interact with language enacted and facilitated by Alejandro Jiménez-Flores for this project florencio via Alejandro asked Miguel Jiménez to write a short story about kiki's journey. florencio then asked Maddy Stocking to illustrate and design the book world of the story, including drawing and paintings by florencio.
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About the author


Alejandro Jiménez-Flores is a process-based conceptual artist making gestures that occupy the space of painting, writing, and performance. Their practice is concerned with how the language we have, or lack, subordinates our subjectivities, identity formations, and the space we are allowed to occupy. Just as Alejandro uses their relationship with flowers to develop frameworks for new language propositions, florencio–a conceptual personae–is another framework to interact with language enacted (facilitated) by Alejandro. A framework that exists within their practice and extends to others by providing collaborative prompts. They attained a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago In 2012 & a very minor in Poetry from School of Poetics in Marseille France in 2013 ;). They have had recent solo exhibitions at BAR4000 ( Chicago, IL), Heaven Gallery ( Chicago, IL), and ADDS DONNA (Chicago, IL) as well as a two person exhibition at Apparatus Projects (Chicago, IL) and performances at Gallery 400 (Chicago, IL) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. They have been featured in reviews and publications such as New American Paintings, Chicago Artist Writers, Newcity Art and Sixty Inches From Center. Who is florencio, you might ask? To put it simply, florencio is a conceptual personae, a multi-temporal transdimensional entity, another framework to interact with language enacted and facilitated by Alejandro Jiménez-Flores for this project florencio via Alejandro asked Miguel Jiménez to write a short story about kiki's journey. florencio then asked Maddy Stocking to illustrate and design the book world of the story, including drawing and paintings by florencio.
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Book details

Genre:ART

Subgenre:Conceptual

Language:English

Pages:48

Paperback ISBN:9781098359812


Overview


kiki's story is an allegory for the experiences many people face when they resist dominant culture's perception of their gender and race, as well as how individuals struggle with the roles and identities that their community expects them to perform. After suffering much bullying and teasing from the other Monarch butterflies, kiki wanders away from them. Lost and longing to belong, kiki finds clues for kinship throughout the urban landscape. Following the scent of something familiar yet unknown...

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Description


kiki's story is an allegory for the experiences many people face when they resist dominant culture's perception of their gender and race, as well as how individuals struggle with the roles and identities that their community expects them to perform. After suffering much bullying and teasing from the other Monarch butterflies, kiki wanders away from them. Lost and longing to belong, kiki finds clues for kinship throughout the urban landscape. Following the scent of something familiar yet unknown... Who made this book? & Who is florencio, you might ask? To put it simply, florencio is a conceptual personae, a multi-temporal transdimensional entity, another framework to interact with language enacted and facilitated by Alejandro Jiménez-Flores for this project florencio via Alejandro asked Miguel Jiménez to write a short story about kiki's journey. florencio then asked Maddy Stocking to illustrate and design the book world of the story, including drawing and paintings by florencio.

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About the author


Alejandro Jiménez-Flores is a process-based conceptual artist making gestures that occupy the space of painting, writing, and performance. Their practice is concerned with how the language we have, or lack, subordinates our subjectivities, identity formations, and the space we are allowed to occupy. Just as Alejandro uses their relationship with flowers to develop frameworks for new language propositions, florencio–a conceptual personae–is another framework to interact with language enacted (facilitated) by Alejandro. A framework that exists within their practice and extends to others by providing collaborative prompts. They attained a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago In 2012 & a very minor in Poetry from School of Poetics in Marseille France in 2013 ;). They have had recent solo exhibitions at BAR4000 ( Chicago, IL), Heaven Gallery ( Chicago, IL), and ADDS DONNA (Chicago, IL) as well as a two person exhibition at Apparatus Projects (Chicago, IL) and performances at Gallery 400 (Chicago, IL) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. They have been featured in reviews and publications such as New American Paintings, Chicago Artist Writers, Newcity Art and Sixty Inches From Center. Who is florencio, you might ask? To put it simply, florencio is a conceptual personae, a multi-temporal transdimensional entity, another framework to interact with language enacted and facilitated by Alejandro Jiménez-Flores for this project florencio via Alejandro asked Miguel Jiménez to write a short story about kiki's journey. florencio then asked Maddy Stocking to illustrate and design the book world of the story, including drawing and paintings by florencio.
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