”[…] By publishing e-books whose content deliberately tests the boundaries of major distributors – and by developing self-sustaining alternatives to their systems – Badlands Unlimited is forcing several lines of inquiry: who decides what constitutes an art object or a book, when art and digital publishing meet? What is an exhibition catalogue or an artist’s e-book – or rather, what could they be – when materially bound to a physical format rife with implications, commercial and otherwise? Art e-book publishing invites institutions and artists alike to imagine a new and different future for these forms while reconsidering their historical and ideological positions. Clearly, that future is now.” Sarah Hromack, “Off the Page”, Frieze (issue 139, May 2011)
• 6 May 2013
Le catalogue et ses hybrides
"Mas, no que concerne ao conteúdo, a secção que precede a bibliografia é aquela que me parece mais bem conseguida. Trata-se de uma compilação de páginas que figuram nalguns dos tomos incluídos na lista bibliográfica, apresentados através do fac-símile das páginas originais. O resultado é uma coletânea de textos — sobretudo prefácios, curiosamente —, em que a própria publicação (o catálogo) é alvo da atenção do autor, que é o curador da exposição, na maioria dos casos."
• 6 May 2013
The Boards of Canada mistery single or LP campaign…
• 30 April 2013 • 1 note
O LIVR-O-MEM. PAULO D’ CANTOS N’ PALMA D’ MÃO
buy this book
• 23 April 2013 • 1 note
The Future of Books
"2020: All Books Will Be Cross-Platform and Interactive.
2030: All Books Will Be Crowdsourced and Cloud-Based.
2040: Authors Will Become Like Tamagotchi.
2050: Analog Reading Will Be Digitally Simulated.
2060: Physical Books Will Make a Comeback in Annoying Contexts.
2070: We Will All Become Cyborgs.
2080: A Golden Age of Informational Fluidity.”
- James Warner
• 17 April 2013
Le catalogue et ses hybrides
PUBLISHING 02.2013 - Le catalogue et ses hybrides / The Catalog’s Mongrels is a proposal of one possible way to document/trace the same name exhibition.
The exhibitions The Catalog and its hybrids introduced publishing projects reflecting the diversity of publications that are associated with the exhibition context… The catalog of the project, designed by officeabc, tries to embody its own statement…
• 2 April 2013 • 15 notes
Merging institutions, unifying communication
NAI, Premsela and Virtual Platform have merged into The New Institute as of January 2013 (the merger FAQ).
Karel Martens designs temporary intervention for The New Institute
” […] The New Institute is delighted to announce that Karel Martens is willing to share his talents with the organization.
Martens has been commissioned to devise a temporary intervention, a non-hierarchical design connecting the name of The New Institute with the three existing names. The temporary intervention will retain the identity of the three organisations for the diverse present and new target groups, whilst also interlinking them with the future of the New Institute.
Martens’ intervention can be placed over the organisations’ current graphic identities*; it is an approach that Martens has also previously deployed in his personal work. With Martens’ design, history is not only visible but is also literally given a new layer, symbolising a new mission and ambition. The design will be presented with the name The New Institute in conjunction with the names of the three current organisations. Marten’s design will also serve as the basis for the present websites and the new online portal that is currently being developed. […]
The commission granted to Karel Martens is part of the phased implementation of the merger between the three former industry organisations. […]”
The New Institute website.
• 26 March 2013 • 2 notes
“Yves Klein International Blue,” Google Image search by Rob Walker, March 25, 2013
Inspired by this thoughtful piece: “Art In The Age of Google Image Search.”
• 26 March 2013 • 1,174 notes
Website of the event WHERE ARE WE GOING, WALT WHITMAN?
An ecosophical roadmap for artists and other futurists
Design: Olya Troitskaya, Rudy Guedj, Martin Huger, Sophie Rogg. Website: Asger Behncke Jacobsen
• 20 March 2013
"Works That Work wants to examine often ignored areas of design. In the spirit of this aim, we also intend to bypass traditional distribution networks which typically take the largest part of the cover price, as well as control where the publication will be sold and at what price. Instead we would like to deepen our relationships with our readers, and make them partners in this enterprise. We call this social distribution." worksthatwork.com
• 14 March 2013 • 1 note