World Food Books is a book shop in Melbourne, Australia.
The Nicholas Building
Studio 19, Level 3
37 Swanston Street
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World Food Books
PO Box 435
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"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, 192 pages, 25 x 20 cm
Published by Walther König / Köln
$55.00 - Out of stock
Hilma af Klint is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian or Malevich. Af Klint sought to express her feelings transmitted to her form nature and the unseen spiritual world.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 1887, af Klint took a studio in the city where she produced and exhibited traditional landscapes, botanical drawings and portraits. However, by 1886 she had abandoned the conventions she learned at the Academy in favour of painting the invisible worlds hidden within nature, the spiritual realm and the occult.
She privately joined four other female artists to form a group called ‘The Five’. They conducted séances to encounter what they believed to be spirits who wished to communicate via pictures, leading to experiments with automatic writing and drawing, which pre-dated the Surrealists by several decades.
This catalogue focuses primarily on af Klint’s body of work, The Paintings for the Temple (1906-1915), and numerous works from the key series never published before. Consisting of 193 predominately abstract paintings in various series and subgroups, she painted a path towards a harmony between the spiritual and material worlds; good and evil; man and woman; religion and science.
Texts by Daniel Birnbaum, Jennifer Higgie, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones, Julia Voss
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 3 March – 22 May 2016.
Softcover, 160 pages, 237 x 286 mm
Published by JRP Ringier / Zürich
$53.00 - In stock -
London-based Australian artist David Noonan works, in Jennifer Higgie's words, "with found photographic imagery taken from performance manuals, textile patterns, and archive photographs to make densely layered montages. These works at once suggest specific moments in time and invoke disorientating atemporal spaces from which myriad narratives emerge."
Noonan begins each of his screen-printed canvases by making a collage. His images encapsulate the romanticism of Golden Age cinema, and its associations with memory, fiction, and modern mythology. Using the liturgy of art itself as a departure point for invention, Noonan conceives of his work as "documentation" of plausible performances: his cast of characters are positioned as participators in highly elaborate artworks, invoking covert and futuristic ritual.
The first comprehensive monograph on the artist, this book offers an overview of his work and is accompanied with texts by Michael Bracewell, Jennifer Higgie, and Dominic Molon.
Softcover, 104 pages, offset/newsprint, 165 x 235 mm
Published by Dexter Sinister / New York
$27.5.00 - Out of stock
In this issue:
D/S present PARALLEL introductions
Richard Hollis on the EYE and the EAR
James Goggin itemizes ways of reading in London, 2008 with Maria Fusco, Will Holder, Richard Hollis, Maki Suzuki and Jörg Heiser
Will Holder speaks of the poetics of concrete poetry and documenting the work of Falke Pisano
Stefan Themerson & Language - a film by Erik van Zuylen introduced by Mike Sperlinger
Dan Fox plays an extended version of Refracted Light Through Armoury Show
Jennifer Higgie reads from Carnival Theory, a play-in-progress with Johnny Vivash
Agency presents Specimen 0880: Papa Hemingway
David Reinfurt explains NaÏve Set Theory with an overhead projector
Malcolm McLaren (in absentia) is interviewed by Mark & Stephen Beasley (in absentia)
Stuart Bailey - describes the Science, Fiction of E.C. Large with Will Holder and David Reinfurt
Alex Klein - Portrait of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, New York City, May 2008
Mitim (Eta) by Radim Peško
Walead Beshty - Beshty’s Possible Triangle, 2008
Dexter Sinister - Beshty’s Possible Triangle, 2008
Janice Kerbel - Remarkable, 2008
The Middle of Nowhere, Chapter 8 by Will Holder