World Food Books is a book shop in Melbourne, Australia.
The Nicholas Building
Studio 19, Level 3
37 Swanston Street
FRI 12-7 PM
SAT 12-4 PM
& OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
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World Food Books
PO Box 435
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Italian Radical Design / Postmodernism
"Various Works 1986 - 1999"
02 February 16 - September 10, 2016
Including: Geometry of Cakes (various shelves), 1993; Poor People’s Law (black and white plate), 1993; White Absence (glasses, ruler, set square, silver spoon, silver ladel with skin photograph and wooden cubes), 1990-1996; Exploitation of the Dead (grey and red star painting, wooden painting, black spoon with red table, red plate), 1984-1990; Money and Zeros (zero tie, paintings made for friends in Australia (Sue, John, Kerrie), numbers painting), 1991-1992; Words - Slogans (various t-shirts) - “they talk about the death of art...help! someone is trying to kill me”, “my sweet little lamb”, “work is a disease - Karl Marx”; Various artist books, catalogues, monographs, videos; Poster from exhibition Insulting Anarchy; "Circular" Croatian - Australian edition; Artist book by Vlado Martek (Dostoyevsky); more.
Thanks to Mladen Stilinović and Branka Stipančić.
Curated by Nic Tammens
March 26 - April 4, 2015
B.Wurtz works from a basement studio in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“USDA Whole Pork Shoulder Picnic 99c lb.”
“RITE AID Pharmacy, with us it’s personal.”
“H. Brickman & Sons.”
“Sweet Yams 59c lb."
Wurtz appears courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.
December 15 - January 20, 2014
Organized by John Nixon, Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley.
at Minerva, Sydney (curated by Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley)
November 15 - December 20, 2014
Lewis Fidock, HR Giger, Piero Gilardi, Veit Laurent Kurz,
Cinzia Ruggeri, Michael E. Smith, Lucie Stahl, Daniel Weil, Wols
“...It contained seven objects. The slender fluted bone, surely formed for flight, surely from the wing of some large bird. Three archaic circuitboards, faced with mazes of gold. A smooth white sphere of baked clay. An age-blackened fragment of lace. A fingerlength segment of what she assumed was bone from a human wrist, grayish white, inset smoothly with the silicon shaft of a small instrument that must once have ridden flush with the surface of the skin - but the thing’s face was seared and blackened.”
William Gibson, “Count Zero”, 1986
"Autumn Projects Archive"
Curated by Liza Vasiliou
March 6 - March 15, 2014
presented by CENTRE FOR STYLE
November 14, 2013
"Hey Blinky, you say chic, I say same"
and a Very Special Thank you to Audrey Thomas Hayes for her shoe collaboration.
Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley
May 10 - June 8, 2013
During shop open hours videos played every hour, on the hour.
Softcover, 1013 pages, 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Edition of 1500 numbered copies,
Published by Urbanomic / Cornwall
$62.00 - In stock -
Collapse Volume VIII: Casino Real
Robin Mackay (Ed.)
Philosophical Research and Development.
The wager is situated on the dividing line between pure lived action and autonomous speculation: at once an impetus toward the future, recognition of a radical novelty, risk; and, on the other hand, an attempt at domination through the imposition of order, the establishment of symmetries. Its essence, the unification of these two constitutive themes, is far from being clear.
ROBIN MACKAY - EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION
JEAN-LUC MOULÈNE - UNTITLED
AMANDA BEECH - The Church The Bank The Art Gallery
JEAN CAVAILLÈS - From Collective to Wager
STEVE FORTE - The Ultimate Cooler (Interview)
UNKNOWN ARTIST - Angel Deck with Linework
NATASHA DOW SCHÜLL - Engineering Chance
JASPAR JOSEPH-LESTER - A Guide to the Casino Architecture of Wedding
DAVID WALSH - From BlackJack to Monanism (Interview)
ANDERS KRISTIAN MUNK - Dice-Like and Distributed: Time Machines, Space Engines and the Enactment of Risk Markets
NICK LAND - Transcendental Risk
MILAN ĆIRKOVIĆ - The Greatest Gamble in History
JOHN COATES, MARK GURNELL, ZOLTAN SARNYAI - From Molecule to Market
NICK SRNICEK AND ALEX WILLIAMS - On Cunning Automata: Financial Acceleration at the Limits of the Dromological
SAM LEWITT - Notes from New Jersey
ELIE AYACHE - The Writing of the Market (Interview)
JON ROFFE - From a Restricted to a General Pricing Surface
SUHAIL MALIK - The Ontology of Finance: Price, Power, and the Arkhé-Derivative
QUENTIN MEILLASSOUX - Mallarmé's Materialist Divinization of the Hypothesis
SEAN ASHTON / NIGEL COOKE - Mr Heggarty Goes Down
GEGENSICHKOLLEKTIV - CAUTION
FERNANDO ZALAMEA - Peirce's Tychism: Absolute Contingency for our Transmodern World
MICHEL BITBOL - Quantum Mechanics as Generalised Theory of Probabilities
ELIE AYACHE - A Formal Deduction of the Market
Softcover, 408 pages, 17.8 x 26.7 cm
Published by Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College / New York Sternberg Press / Berlin
$40.00 - Out of stock
With a collection of images curated by Jenny Jaskey and Alicia Ritson
Contributions by Armen Avanessian, Elie Ayache, Amanda Beech, Ray Brassier, Mikko Canini, Diana Coole, Christoph Cox, Manuel DeLanda, Diedrich Diederichsen, Tristan Garcia, Iain Hamilton Grant, Elizabeth Grosz, Boris Groys, Graham Harman, Terry Horgan, Jenny Jaskey, Katerina Kolozova, James Ladyman, François Laruelle, Nathan Lee, Suhail Malik, Quentin Meillassoux, Reza Negarestani, John Ó Maoilearca, Trevor Paglen, Luciana Parisi, Matthew Poole, Matjaž Potrč, João Ribas, Matthew Ritchie, Alicia Ritson, Susan Schuppli, Steven Shaviro, Nick Srnicek, Achim Szepanski, Eugene Thacker, McKenzie Wark, Andy Weir
Realism Materialism Art (RMA) introduces a diverse selection of new realist and materialist philosophies and examines their ramifications on the arts. Encompassing neo-materialist theories, object-oriented ontologies, and neo-rationalist philosophies, RMAserves as a primer on “speculative realism,” considering its conceptual innovations as spurs to artistic thinking and practice and beyond. Despite their differences, these philosophical positions propose that thought can and does think outside itself, and that reality can be known without its being shaped by and for human comprehension. Today’s realisms and materialisms explicitly challenge many of the dominant assumptions of cultural practice and theoretical inquiry, opening up new domains of research and artistic inquiry.
Cutting across diverse thematic interests and modes of investigation, the thirty-five essays in RMA offer a snapshot of the emerging and rapidly changing set of ideas and practices proposed by contemporary realisms and materialisms. The book demonstrates the broad challenge of realist and materialist approaches to received disciplinary categories and forms of practice, capturing their nascent reworking of art, philosophy, culture, theory, and science, among other fields. As such, RMAexpands beyond the primarily philosophical context in which realism and materialism have developed.
Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Design by Zak Group
$24.00 - In stock -
Bulletins of The Serving Library #8
Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.)
Contributions by Elie Ayache, Stuart Bailey, Michael Bracewell, Ben Davis, Eli Diner, Paul Elliman, Emily Gephart, Larissa Harris, Lucy Mulroney, Joe Scanlan, Ian Svenonius
This issue is smaller than large and larger than small: medium. Produced under the auspices of the exhibition “Transmitting Andy Warhol” at Tate Liverpool, it includes a history of the relations between drugs and groups by Ian Svenonius, an e-mail exchange between Paul Elliman and pioneer of voice synthesis Richard T. Gagnon, and a collage of voices that conjure Warhol’s aura by Michael Bracewell. With further contributions by Elie Apache, Stuart Bailey, Eli Diner, Emily Gephart, Lucy Mulroney, Larissa Harris, and Joe Scanlan.