Wold Series Vol.1 is a collaboration between Sam & Kaeli Wood (US) and Bomie Lee (KR) based off a set of rules created specifically for this series.
Participants 1&2 take 15 photos of their everyday surroundings.
Each participant sends the other their photos
Participants do their best to match the composition and subject matter of the the other.
Binding: Soft Cover
Designed by Sam Wood (Currently at N04)
Published by Actual Source
How did Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong—four artists of Chinese heritage hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and San Francisco, respectively—all end up in New York in the heady 1980s? By considering them together, what might we learn about their practices and this storied time and place in art history? With these questions in mind, Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters takes nuanced glimpses of the artists’ overlapping experiences, networks and friendships. Including a rich collection of photographs of the artists’ work, a timeline (1841–2011) charting general history, art history and biographical information from the exhibition, and essays by Hong Kong curator Doryun Chong, Para Site director Cosmin Costinas, among others, this book underlines the political and gendered nature of the music/art scene in New York art of the 1980s and the simultaneous emergence of contemporary Chinese art.
July 2015 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 144 pp / 47 b&w and 69 color
Texts by Iain Ball, Erick Beltrán, Jane Bennett, Benjamin H. Bratton, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Erik Davis, John Durham Peters & Paul Feigelfeld, Mircea Eliade, Boris Groys, Marguerite Humeau, Timothy Morton & Emilija Skarnulyte, Boris Ondreička, The Otolith Group, Jussi Parikka, Matteo Pasquinelli, Nadim Samman, Charles Stankievech
Rare Earth is an attempt to define the spirit of an age. Exploring how today’s myths, identities, and cosmologies relate to current advances in technology—through reference to the material basis to our most developed weapons and tools; a class of seventeen rare earth elements from the periodic table—Rare Earth challenges the rhetoric of immateriality associated with our hypermodern condition.
Rare earth elements are the game-changing foundation of our most powerful innovations, are fundamental to contemporary accoutrements such as mobile phones, iPods and iPads, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, light bulbs, CDs and DVDs. Often described as conflict materials due to the limited number of easily accessible mines, they are also integral to weapon systems used for cyber-warfare, medical technologies (including MRI scanning equipment), hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green energy applications. Consequently, rare earth elements play an increasing role in global affairs and power inventions that facilitate our changing self-image—giving birth to today’s emergent myths and identities.
Rare Earth grounds our strange, seemingly weightless cultural moment. While we may design our technologies, these tools and weapons shape us in turn. It may seem that we dream the contemporary into existence, but perhaps rare earth elements are dreaming through us. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of Rare Earth.
Copublished with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna on the occasion of the exhibition “Rare Earth,” February 19–May 31, 2015, with works by Iain Ball, Erick Beltrán, Julian Charriere, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Camille Henrot, Roger Hiorns, Marguerite Humeau, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Oliver Laric, Ursula Mayer, The Otolith Group, Katie Paterson, Charles Stankievech, Suzanne Treister, Ai Weiwei, Guan Xiao, Arseniy Zhilyaev
Design by David Rudnick and Raf Rennie
The globalized world seems at once transparent and opaque. While modern life is characterized by a desire for more transparency in communication, politics and business, limitless access to information has eroded our personal privacy. In the two-part, joint exhibition project curated by Simone Neuenschwander and Thomas Thiel, contemporary artists examine the many cultural facets and atmospheres of a (non) transparent society: the consequences of an algorithm- and data-collection driven life and world, our changed relationship to privacy and strategies of refusal or deliberate disclosure of data, among other issues. Conceptually designed by the activist Dutch design group Metahaven, this overscaled dense catalog is packed with images, artistic statements and scientific essays from both exhibitions, including outlines of all the contributions to this substantial project. Using mapping and fragmentation to convey the ubiquity of silent surveillance, the book is a complex and provocative contribution to this ever-present social dilemma. Contributions by Emmanuel Alloa, Neïl Beloufa, Clare Birchall , Juliette Blightman, Ryan Gander, Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff, David Horvitz, Metahaven, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison and Manfred Schneider.
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 9 ¼ x 13 in. / 162 pp / Full b&w
As its 2019 centenary approaches, we are reminded that the Bauhaus was not only a new school type but an entirely new approach to knowledge acquisition. To what extent is the Bauhaus tied to its place and history? Can it guide critical practice in today’s globalized world? Inspire alternative educational models? Gathered in this dense and intelligent reader are discussions, stories and statements from an international group of over 50 Bauhaus experts, including original texts by Walter Gropius and Moholy-Nagy and texts by curators, historians, philosophers, artists and architects who met in 2014 to discuss the school’s history and future relevance. Organized into three sections addressing Bauhaus location, history and character, the book highlights its open-ended curriculum, workshop-based combination of research and design, theory and practice, and its structural inte- gration of artistic disciplines that make it a model for the future. And it’s a good thing, too, as we face the imperative to sustain our exploding population in the next hundred years.
February 2016 / English & German / Softcover
4.75 x 7.5 inches / 298 pp / 20 color
Photography by Daniel Everett
Edited and designed by Études Studio
Published by Études Books, Paris
Image post production by Janvier
First edition, 500 copies
November 2015, printed in EU
144 pages full color offset
24 x33 cm / 9,5’’x13’’,
Text Language: English / French
Publication date: November 2015
This publication annually showcases the results of the competition ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books’, coordinated by the Swiss Ministry of Culture and aimed at promoting Swiss book design. The catalogue presents the award-winning books and their technical facts and figures, as well as the jury’s verdict. Moreover, it serves as a platform for discourse about book design and production and is in itself an example of contemporary graphic design trends. ‘The Future Issue’ is the third catalogue in the Back To The Future Trilogy, concerned with the past, present and future of book design. Series concept/design by Laurenz Brunner (Amsterdam/Zurich) and series concept/editing by Tan Wälchli (Chicago/Zurich).
244 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, German/French/Italian/English
Publisher: Federal Office Of Culture Bern
Publication featuring the work of:
Shoplifters 3 uses Druk Text Wide by Berton Hasebe, generously donated by Commercial type for this issue.
Size: 7.5" x 10"
Binding: Soft Cover
Includes Druk Collection poster
Designed by Number 04
Published by Actual Source