New book by Flavia Müller Medeiros
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New book by Flavia Müller Medeiros
18 June – 20 October 2013. If you could keep only one memory, what would it be? This summer the V&A presents a dramatic vision of the future through an immersive exhibition experience. Memory Palace brings together a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru with 20 original commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers to create a multidimensional story. The way we read books is changing. Memory Palace explores how a story might be imagined in a different format – as a walk-in book. The story is set in a future London, hundreds of years after the world’s information infrastructure was wiped out by an immense magnetic storm. Technology and knowledge have been lost, and a dark age prevails. Nature has taken over the ruins of the old city and power has been seized by a group who enforce a life of extreme simplicity on all citizens. Recording, writing, collecting and art are outlawed. The narrator of the story is in prison. He is accused of being a member of a banned sect, who has revived the ancient ‘art of memory’. They try to remember as much of the past as they can in a future where forgetting has been official policy for generations. The narrator uses his prison cell as his ‘memory palace’, the location for the things he has remembered: corrupted fragments and misunderstood details of things we may recognise from our time. He clings to his belief that without memory, civilisation is doomed.
Image below is our work in progress …
Designed by Åbäke with Masaki Miwa, and published in an edition of 300, these exquisite hand-made origami packets contain approximately 100 multi-coloured hollyhock seeds, gathered last summer on Arnold Circus. The hexagon shaped seed packet features a bright pink soy ink risograph print of Rachel Whiteread’s ‘Hollyhock Seeds’, created especially for the Friends of Arnold Circus. The ‘Hollyhock Hexagons’ are available to buy for £5 from Leila’s Shop and Herrick GalleryAll proceeds go to the Friends of Arnold Circus registered charity no.1114726
13 April–30 June 2013
Francis Upritchard exhibition at Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) .80-1 Hama-machi, Marugame-shi, Kagawa 763-0022 JAPAN
Monsieur, aimez-vous l’art? asked the man with the hat. On a positive response Robert Filiou would show an exhibition contained in a hat to a stranger. All The Knives, the box, modestly listens to Mr Filiou to reveal stories from a pocket, yours? An exhibition curated by Åbäke with Yair Barelli, Jochen Dehn, Dirk Elst, Aurélien Froment, Vladimir Ivaneanu, Sally O’Reilly, Matt Rogers and Adva Zakai, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 18 November 2012 — 16 February 2013. Coproduction of Frans Masereel Centrum & Z33.
Architecture, Urbanism and Urbanisation in Monaco, realisations and projects – 1858—2012Curator : Nathalie Giordano-Rosticher, Curator in Chief NMNMDesign : Martino Gamper & Åbäke, London (with support by Giovanni Pamio & Thomas Bush)
Form Next to Form Next to Form is a book made from stills from Nova Paul’s 16mm film This is not Dying (2010).
Two pieces of writing are included, Karl Steven’s liner notes on musician Ben Tawhiti and Gwynneth Porter and Nova Paul’s essay The Virtues of Trees that like a tree grew from conversations over a year, spanning into ideas of sovereignty, resistance, film analysis, genealogy and care of self and the world around us. RGB print processes were used in its design to echo the RGB optical process of three-colour-separation film itself. Whakarongo Mai, played by Ben Tawhiti on slide and steel guitar for This is not Dying, is reconfigured here on 7″ LP.
We are pleased to announce the launch
of the new issues of the Drawing Room Confessions
Issue #5. Benoît Maire & Issue #6. Rosalind Nashashibi
For every issue, we invite one artist to play the serious and playful game of conversation. Each section follows a set of rules, only the players change, as interviewers from a wide range of fields contribute to a portrait of the artist at a certain time. Drawing Room Confessions is co-published with Mousse Publishing.
Issue #1. Charles Avery & Issue #2. Jason Dodge
Issue #3. Miriam Cahn & Issue #4. David Lamelas
Drawing Room Confessions is a printed journal available in selected bookshops and art venues. You can also order copies at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website www.drawingroomconfessions.com
Variable Format – published by AND, designed by Åbäke
with Pierre Pautler – is an experimental sample book
that considers the materiality of the page, binding, cover,
spine, and differences in print and graphic reproduction.
The book has been produced in twelve formats using
different options of print on demand.
11” x 14”, pp 64, colour, newsprint, fold bound, printed by Newspaper Club; 11” x 14”, pp 384, softback, colour, white coated paper, wire-o bound, printed by HP Magcloud; 8.25” x 10.75”, pp 384, softback, colour, white coated paper, perfect bound, printed by HP Magcloud, 8” x 10.5”, pp 600, softback, b&w, cream matte paper, perfect bound, printed by Espresso Book Machine; 8” x 10”, pp 240, softback, colour, Proline uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb; 8” x 10”, pp 240, hardback with dust jacket, colour, Proline pearl paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb; 8.5” x 8.5”, pp 88, softback, colour, white text stock, saddle stitch bound, printed by Lulu; 6” x 9”, pp 800, hardback with dust jacket, b&w, cream uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Lulu; 5.83” x 8.27”, pp 80, softback, colour, Cyclus paper, saddle stitch bound, printed by AND recycled, 5.5” x 8.5”, pp 740, softback, b&w, premium publisher grade, perfect bound, printed by Lulu; 5” x 8”, pp 440, hardback with image wrap, colour, white uncoated paper, perfect bound, printed by Blurb 3” x 3.5”, pp 100, softback, colour, white coated paper, perfect bound, printed using iPhoto.
September 23, 2012, 2pm London Art Book Fair
Whitechapel Gallery, London
October 19–21, 2012, Paris
Palais de Tokyo
« AMPER5AND, Notes on a collection »
A book written by Ryan Gander which you must read.
published by Dent-De-Leone.
«Artist and Mirror 1»
This is a drawing we (Åbäke) have made in illustrator,
based on a Eric Gill wood-engraved “Artist and Mirror 1″
in 1932 for the magazine “Sculpture and the Living Model”.
The image was rejected and Gill had to submit a version
where both the Artist and the Model are wearing clothes.
Now this print is made by Medicom , Japan.
«The transdisciplinary studio»
A book written by Alex Coles, after spending time in our and others studio.
Booklaunch and discussion Friday 13 July at 1pm
«Le Dit du dé»
Un nouveau livre en français seulement sur et à partir de l’exposition de Ryan Gander à la Villa Arson, Nice.
Un livre qui suit le parcours cocorico de l’artiste anglais.
Un livre avec une visite fantôme d’Eric Mangion.
Un livre avec des textes en français de François Piron, Emilie Renard mais aussi des gens que l’on n’associe pas du tout avec Ryan Gander comme Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux et Arnaud Maguet.
Un livre qui ne montre que des fragments du travail de Roman Ondak.
Un livre que Ryan n’a pas pu lire.
Publié par www.lespressesdureel.com
« Graphic Design: Now in production »
Visit this major international touring exhibition who explores how
graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade,
expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,
October 22, 2011–January 22, 2012
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Governors Island, New York,
May 16–September 2, 2012
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,
September 30, 2012–January 6, 2013
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas,
July 19–September 29, 2013
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), North Carolina,
October 24, 2013–February 24, 2014
VALID TIL FURTHER NOTICE
Green roof dream team, John Little, Dan Monck, Duncan Kramer & Dusty Gedge, make beautiful, essential products which sometimes have green roofs. Visit them for advice, workshops, bike parking and more:
80 rue Julien Lacroix 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 83 96 66 43
—A bag is only a bag but did you know revolutions started because of bags?
Not many people will get one of the bags we designed for castillo/corrales
and go to the market with them.
« Kate McGarry »
The gallery has moved into a brighter, better space.
The second show is Francis Upritchard’s.
Kate has planned to be in this space for three years
« The sign of the vandal »
is a series of books, dvd, cd and other documents borrowed
from local libraries and rental shops which are autographed by
the authors and finally returned to the shelves. We are proud to
add « Contes Choisis » signed by Dora Garcia, Geneva 2012 to the collection.
« The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art » signed by Arthur C. Danto, 2006
« Gran Turismo » signed by The Cardigans’ Nina Persson, 2008
« Learning from Las Vegas » signed by Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, 2009
« Swiss Graphic Design » signed by Richard Hollis, 2008
« The Graphic Language of Neville Brody» signed by Neville Brody, 2010
« Meaning Liam Gillick » signed by Liam Gillick, 2011
« Works from the Beginning of the Sixties towards the End of the Eighties »
signed by Lawrence Weiner, 2011
« Dangerous When Sober » signed by Michael Chapman, 2011
« My Dinner with Andre » signed by Shawn Wallace and Andre Gregory, 2011
« Contes Choisis » signed by Dora Garcia, 2012
« Invisible chairs »
for Per Hüttner and Elias Arnér’s (In)visible Dialogues.
Available just after the series of conferences.
This chair comes with the book or the book comes with the chair. Following the tradition of nailing dissertations and thesis to be publicly viewed and potentially critisised, this chair is only complete with the suggestion of its use as a reading piece of furniture. It is based on Jonas Bohlin’s seminal postmodern classic the Concrete chair from 1981 but glows (in-the-dark) from its own aura of infra-thin when not in use. Ideally, come to one of the four dialogues every Sunday at Konst akademien, Stockholm. More details on www.invisibledialogues.org
« …avec Excoffon »
Posters in the centre of Marseille, France.
Patricipants: Åbäke, Fiona Banner, Martin Firell, Ryan Gander,
Liam Gillick, Stéphane Le Mercier and Laure Prouvoust.
IFF’s next project is in part a celebration of the centenary of Roger Excoffon (1910—1983), the Marseille typographer & graphic designer responsible for numerous classic fonts such as Banco, Mistral, Antique Olive, Choc and others. IFF has commissioned a number of artists and designers to create new text posters which relate, utilize or appropriate some aspect of Excoffon’s work. The resulting posters will be displayed around Marseille and also as an exhibition.
To buy the poster visit
Past issues of Slow Alphabet
‘B’ in Sugo #0, Ma Edizioni, p.19, 2003 (IT)
‘W’ in Idn: three: volume 10: #3: ﬂight of fancy ii, last page special insert, 2003 (HK)
‘C’ in Sugo #1, Ma Edizioni, p.112, 2004 (IT)
‘A’ in Ryuko Tsushin #498, p.86, 2004 (JP)
‘a’ in IDEA #309, last page of special insert, 2005 (JP)
‘R’ in Graphic magazine #7, p.156, 2005 (UK)
‘H’ in Lodown #45, p.138, 2005 (DE)
‘K’ in Cream, Summer edtition #01, p.12, 2005 (HK)
‘L’, in Math #2, p.16, 2005 (UK)
‘Ä’ in Tecknaren #2, p.17, 2005 (SE)
‘X’ in [kAk), p.21, 2005 (RU)
‘E’ in Esquire #19, no 7, p. 80, 2005 (JP)
‘Q’ in Composite, 2005 (JP)
‘M’ in Graﬁk #129, p.68, 2005 (UK)
‘N’ in Art4d, #116, p.88, 2005 (HK)
‘3’ in Axis #116, p.112, 2005 (JP)
‘G’ in Groove #96, p.51, 2005 (DE)
‘Pilcrow’ in Metropolis M #6, p.13, 2005 (NL)
‘m’ in Muoto, p.39, June 2005 (FI)
‘F’ in SP06, August 2006 (NZ)
‘ST’ in Cream #05 of the summer edition, 2006 (HK)
‘ÿ’ in Periodiek #3, p.6, 2006 (BE)
‘9’ in LUX, p.52, September 2007 (PT)
‘U’ Ultrabold, p.35, 2007 (UK)
‘P’ in Useless #6, p.39, 2007 (UK, USA)
‘G’ in Slimvolume Poster Publication, 2006/2007 (UK)
‘g’ in Arnolfini bulletin Sept 2008 (UK)
‘S’ in Slanted #6 Herbst, s.17, 2008 (DE)
‘I’ in Quotation #1, p.18, Autumn 2008 (JP)
‘=’ in Concept Store magazine #01, p.51, 2009 (UK)
‘O’ in iconographicmagazine, p.12, 2009 (ES)
‘j’ in Laser, p.91, 2009 (DE)
‘Z’ in ME Magazine, p.47, 2009 (USA)
‘ö’ in design?design!design…, p.34, 2009 (SE)
‘*’ in Wallpaper, 2009 (UK)
‘T’ in Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice: The Reader, p.119, 2009 (SE)
‘V’ in Mousse #23, p.59, 2010 (IT)
‘D’ in ARC RCA magazine, p.35, 2010 (UK)
‘s’ in Book catalogue, chapter 13, 2010 (UK)
‘Å’ The Sound Graphics Catalogue, p.1, 2010 (JP)
‘r’ in Vorn #6, 2010 (DE)
‘ß’ in Some Magazine #0 Autumn, p.30, 2010 (DE)
‘Q’ in Graphic Worlds exhibition catalogue. (page / date to be confirmed)
‘n’ Nico magazine #5, p.217, 2010 (Luxembourg)
‘1’ In ‘State Your Business’ Breda, Netherlands
‘e’ Nero 25, Winter 2011 (Italy)
‘d’ Decreet, Holland 2011 (the Netherlands)
‘w’ Autoportret 2011 (Poland)
« Skills Exchange: Urban Transformation and the Politics of Care »
involves artists working in collaboration with elderly people,
market traders, care workers and young people to swapp skills
and develop ideas for social and architectural change. Work will
be presented at the Sackler Centre of Arts Education at the
Serpentine Gallery during this winter. Janna Graham is the
Education Projects Curator
Åbäke & Markus Miessen, Westmead Care Home
Barby Asante, Inspire, Southwark
Marcus Coates, St John’s Hospice, Westminister
Beatrice Gibson, Camden Homes for Older People
Tom Hunter, Age Concern, Hackney
« I am still alive #22 »
A parasitical magazine edited with Yair Barelli, contributions by Marc Chan and Martin RIP Kippenberger.
åbäke : Yaïr, we have discussed this workshop and it seemed we agreed to go on a little adventure. what is your definition of an adventure?
Yair : it’s a starting point, a direction; the attraction of being lost, disoriented. when does an adventure become a suffering… or a bore? and vice versa, when does boredom or suffering transform itself into an adventure?
åbäke : suffering is almost necessary. all good stories need obstacles. boredom is more difficult. We can perhaps divide two adventures in this workshop: the adventure we will live between us and the adventure we will communicate; the difference between crossing the atlantic ocean on a raft and writing a book to tell people about it.
Yair : you and I have never proposed this kind of workshop. we are in the dark but we move forward. this week is a trip together which will start and finish at the HEAD college. It could be long or short. it needs to be lived as a group but the field of experimentation is either collective or individual. what we will not do: being in a closed environment, continuing a routine, staying alone. at the end of the week we will present something to the rest of the college: « LE MAGNIFIQUE AVVENTURE »
in Umool Umool 10, a magazine by Na Kim
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#1 in Rebel Magazine 2, automne hiver 2001–2, insert poster p. 50 (Fr)
#2 in Super, Welcome to Graphic Wonderland, Thomas Bruggisser and Michel Fries, 2003, ISBN 3-89955-005-6 (Ch)
#3 in Communication What?, Ma Edizioni, pp 120–7, 2002 (I)
#4 in IDEA 297, 2003 pp 99–114 (Jp)
#5 in Sport and Street, April 2003 (I)
#6 in Sugo 0, Ma Edizioni, pp 16–25, 2003 (I)
#7 in idn:2003:three:volume 10:number 3: flight of fancy ii special insert (HK)
#8 in Sugo 1, Ma Edizioni, pp 112–9, 2004 (I)
#9 in A Magazine 1, Flanders Fashion Institute, 2004 ISBN 90-77745-01-7, pp 75–80 (B)
#10 in Graphic Magazine 7, Bis, 2005 ISBN 90-6369-092-4, pp 149–56 (UK)
#11 in IDEA 309, pp 31–8, Feburary 2005 (Jp)
#12 in Lodown 45, March 2005 (D)
#13 in Math 2, May 2005, www.posikids.org (UK)
#14 in CREAM, Autumn Edition 2005 Issue.02, pp 231–47, 2005 (HK)
#15 in CREAM, Summer Edition 2006 Issue.05, pp 250–66, 2006 (HK)
#16 in Spring X Maison Martin Margiela 6, 2007–2008 edition (J)
#17 in Apartamento Magazine, Issue 01, pp 49–64, 2008 (I)
#18 in Cream, Edition 2008 Issue 09, (HK)
#19 in Graphic #11 (KR)
#20 in Tar Magazine (US/I)
#21 in in Graphic Design: Now in Production catalogue published by the Walker Art Center (US)
« European Cultural Policies 2015 »
Still relevant for a few more years.
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