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
MAIL ORDER RUNS EVERY DAY
World Food Books
PO Box 435
Theory / Essay
Architecture / Interior
Graphic Design / Typography
Fiction / Poetry
Film / Video
Sculpture / Installation
Performance / Dance / Theater
Sound / Music
Group Shows / Collections
Illustration / Graphic Art
Ceramics / Glass
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.
$30.00 - In stock -
For the past twenty years, Lisa Radford has written alongside (and sometimes about) contemporary art and artists in Melbourne. Along the way, her fictocriticism has captured many minor local histories that speak to politics, friendship, popular culture and a myriad of other subjectivities.
Aesthetic nonsense makes commonsense, thanks X brings together a selection of over fifty texts, including catalogue essays for Centre for Style, David Shrigley and Blair Trethowan, alongside other texts previously published in contemporary art journals including Art & Australia, Discipline and un Magazine.
Co-published by Surpllus and West Space, the publication includes contributions from Geoff Lowe & Jacqueline Riva (A Constructed World), Fiona Macdonald and Jarrod Rawlins. Designed and edited by Brad Haylock with editorial assistance by Robert Shumoail-Albazi.
Softcover, 614 pages, 14 x 21.5 cm
Published by Un / Melbourne
$40.00 - In stock -
A new book celebrating ten years of un Magazine.
A compendium of articles, essays, reviews and artist pages selected from a decade of publishing, un Anthology offers a unique take on Australia's independent contemporary art scene. Featuring hundreds of artists and writers from un Magazine's archive plus new commissions from Lily Hibberd and Kelly Fliedner, Anthony Gardner, Justin Clemens, Bianca Hester, and Lisa Radford, the book is co-edited by Ulanda Blair, Rosemary Forde and Phip Murray.
Softcover (w. insert), 80 pages, 15 x 27 cm
Published by Centre for Style / Melbourne
$10.00 - Out of stock
Centre for Style Rag: Silly Canvas Prologue Edition
Harry Burke, Helen Hughes, Lisa Radford, Olivia Barrett, Sally Gray, Tim Gentles
Artist pages by:
Anna-Sophie Berger, H.B. Peace, Dan Arps, Dena Yago, Elisa van Joolen, Lou Hubbard
The Prologue Edition doubles as the catalogue of Silly Canvas, with images from the exhibition curated by Centre for Style at Utopian Slumps in December 2014
A Constructed World, Amalia Ulman, Anna-Sophie Berger, Bless, Body by Body, D&K, ffiXXed, H.B. Peace , Ida Ekblad and Eirik Sæther, Lucina Lane, Marlie Mul, Mikala Dwyer, Susan Cianciolo, Trevor Shimizu
Designed and printed by Clare Wohlnick
Softcover(w. loose leaf inserts), 244 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30 x 23 cm
Ed. of 1000,
Published by Discipline / Melbourne
$30.00 - Out of stock
Discipline is a Melbourne-based journal of contemporary art. It has a focus on artist pages by, and longer, research-based essays on Australian artists.
No. 3 (Winter 2013)
Edited by Nicholas Croggon and Helen Hughes and guest edited section by Raimundas Malasauskas.
Features essays by Adrian Martin on film, art and the support-surface; Anusha Kenny on Anastasia Klose; David Homewood on Dale Hickey’s cups; David Wlazlo on Ian Burn; Helen Johnson on Hany Armanious’s new sculpture for the MCA; Huw Hallam on Nikos Papasteriadis’s book Culture and Cosmopolitanism (2012); Jan Bryant on TJ Clark and the contemporary; Justin Clemens on contemporary art-as-minimal domination; Lauren Bliss on A Constructed World and Speech and What Archive; Lisa Radford on Geoff Newton; Maggie Finch on Simryn Gill; interview with Mattin by Joel Stern and Andrew McLellan; Quentin Sprague on Nyapanyapa Yunupingu’s Light Painting; Rex Butler on John Nixon: A Communist Artist; Terry Smith in response to Nikos Papastergiadis’s review of his two books What is Contemporary Art? (2009) and Contemporary Art: World Currents (2011), published in Discipline 2 (2012); and the third and final instalment of ST Lore’s serialised novel.
It also includes artist pages by: Alex Vivian, Alicia Frankovich, Brook Andrew, Claire Lambe, Dan Arps, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Harriet Morgan, Justin Andrews, Kate Smith, Lauren Berkowitz, The Mulka Project, Narelle Jubelin and Jacky Redgate, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, Patrick Pound, Rob McLeish, and Zoe Croggon.
And a guest-edited supplement by Raimundas Malasauskas, curator of the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Designed by Annie Wu and Ziga Testen.