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 - Out of stock
Edited by Kari Cwynar
Foreword by Raimundas Malašauskas
When Marcos Lutyens arrived in Kassel in the summer of 2012, he didn’t know he would end up staying for the entire 100 days of documenta 13 to perform 340 hypnotic sessions with the audience. Unfolding in the Reflection Room in Kassel’s Karlsaue Park, it was the most involved installment of the Hypnotic Show to date—“an exhibition that exists only in the mind of the audience,” according to Lutyens’s collaborator Raimundas Malašauskas.
Lutyens also didn’t know that he would write a book about it: Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days, an intimate and hardly qualifiable document. Here, the artist chronicles the Hypnotic Show and puts together all kinds of improbable experiences for his readers: research of cognition and neurological activity, deep exploration of varying states of consciousness, and, at the center, the possibility for contingency and embodied dematerialization within the current thinking of art.
Copublished with Kunstverein Toronto and CAC Vilnius / XII Baltic Triennial
Design by Goda Budvytytė and Line Gry Hørup
$63.00 - Out of stock
An overview of the relation between choreography and exhibition, through the contributions of over thirty international visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, theorists, and curators.
In 2008, the Contemporary art centre La Ferme du Buisson, invited the curator Mathieu Copeland to present his work, Choregraphed Exhibition, composed of movements executed by three dancers over two months. This exhibition nourished a multitude of questions that gave birth to a book, Choreograping Exhibitions, overview of the relation between choreography and exhibition. It brings together over thirty international visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, theorists, and curators.
Contributions by Kenneth Anger, Fia Backström, Jérôme Bel, Julien Bismuth, Giovanni Carmine, Boris Charmatz,Mathieu Copeland, Tim Etchells, Barbara Formis, Maite Garbayo Maeztu, Kenneth Goldsmith, Amy Greenfield, Abbie Hoffman, Karl Holmqvist, Pierre Huyghe, Myriam Van Imschoot, Jennifer Lacey, LeClubdes5, Franck Leibovici, Pablo León de la Barra, André Lepecki, Alan Licht, Raimundas Malašauskas, Loreto Martínez Troncoso,Malcolm McLaren, Gustav Metzger, Lilo Nein, Phill Niblock, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Parsons, Julie Pellegrin, Mickaël Phelippeau, Michael Portnoy, Claude Rutault, Irena Tomažin, Catherine Wood.
Edited by Mathieu Copeland and Julie Pellegrin.
Graphic design: Nicolas Eigenheer and Jeremy Schorderet.
Published with Mathieu Copeland editions, la Ferme du Buisson and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.
Hardcover (w. dust jacket), 224 pages, 9 x 14.5 cm
1st Edition of 2000,
Published by Dent De Leone / London
$37.00 - In stock -
Artists’ Cocktails by Ryan Gander - A compendium of artists’ cocktails
with Åbäke, Allora & Calzadilla, Spencer Anthony, Cory Arcangel, Art & Language, Jesse Ash, Mary Aurory, Fiona Banner, David Batchelor, Justin Beal, Jacqueline Bebb, Vanessa Billy, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Boyce, Pavel Büchler, Dinos Chapman, Steve Claydon, Keren Cytter, Jeremy Deller, Joseph del Pesco, Anthony Discenza, Rose Duvall, Sean Edwards, Vivi Enkyo, Aston Ernest, Winnie Ernest, Abbé Faria, Claire Fontaine, Simon Fujiwara, Michael Fullerton, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, Tom Gidley, Liam Gillick, Matt Golden, Rodney Graham, Irwin Green, Joseph Grigely, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Drew Heitzler, Anton Henning, Mark Hix, The Hut Project, Pierre Huyghe, Taka Izumi, Christian Jankowski, Alan Kane, Jacob Kassay, Gabriel Kuri, Tim Lee, Gabriel Lester, Benoît Maire, Raimundas Malašauskas, Kris Martin, Christian Matthiessen, Alan Michael, Haroon Mirza, Jonathan Monk, Jody Monteith, Sarah Morris, Olivier Mosset, Shahryar Nashat, John Henry Newton, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Nishikawa, David Noonan, Roman Ondák, Pratchaya Phinthong, Tobias Rehberger, David Renggli, Amanda Ross-Ho, Eran Schaerf, David Shrigley, Lucy Skaer, Bob and Roberta Smith, Nedko Solakov, Haim Steinbach, Santo Sterne, Jack Strange, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mark Titchner, Santo Tolone, Simon Turnbull, Uri Tzaig, Francis Upritchard, Yonatan Vinitsky, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Lawrence Weiner, Terrance E. White, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Cerith Wyn Evans...
“I have something for you, I’ll send it over. You know for four years now I have been trying to propagate shiso and it hasn’t grown. I tried everything: freezing and thawing the seeds, leaving them in the dark for a year, different temperatures and humidity… The seeds Taro sent me in February came up no problem, just in fine soil with a sheet of paper over the pot outside, no special equipment or lights. Crazy. The kitchen garden at home is now being taken over by green shiso plants with huge leaves everywhere. We have a glut, as the English call it. Fearful of it not reseeding and growing next year I’ve been stripping the leaves and producing shiso sugar syrup and shiso-infused vodka. The vodka is unbelievably good! I thought of proposing it to ABSOLUT as a new flavour. We’ll see. Anyway, I have a bottle for you! ”
Extract from: [Extracts from… ] A conversation between Ryan Gander and Masako Hosoi
Edited by Ryan Gander, Phil Mayer with editorial assistance by Holly Featherstone, Barnie Page and Anna Stoppa.
Design by Åbäke with Delphine Bourit.
Softcover, 264 pages, 10.5 x 14.9 cm
Published by Sternberg Press / Berlin
$25.00 - In stock -
Interviews: Matias Faldbakken by Nikki Columbus, Will Holder by Richard Birkett, Sophie Nys by Dieter Roelstraete, Clifford Irving by Francis McKee, Patricia Esquivias by Jonas Žakaitis, Norma Jeane and Tim Etchells by Anna Colin, Michael Portnoy by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Hassan Khan by Brian Kuan Wood, Barbara Visser by Malašauskas; and contributions by Mai Abu ElDahab and Dexter Sinister
Following From Berkeley to Berkeley: Objectif Exhibitions, 2008–2010, this publication is the second in a two-part series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, between 2010 and 2011. The interviews are accompanied by a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist.
After Berkeleyopens with a letter from Mai Abu ElDahab addressed to the book’s designer, Will Holder, about parallels between their project and Roberto Bolaño’s book The Savage Detectives. It and proceeds through a series of conversations revealing the references, methods, and interests of the participants at Objectif Exhibitions ranging from reticence and possession in artistic production to a historical account of so-called carrot jokes.
Softcover, 104 pages, offset/newsprint, 165 x 235 mm
Published by Dexter Sinister / New York
$27.5.00 - Out of stock
A W.A.S.T.E. of Ink (after Thomas Pynchon)
DDD16 was conceived parallel to—and is issued from under the wing of—the project 'True Mirror', directed from the Commander’s Room at the 7th Regiment Armory Building, New York between 4–23 March, 2008 and tracked at http://www.sinisterdexter.org. On reflection, we realised real news doesn’t need a press release.
The issue then draws liberally from three other interlocking projects, all founded by guest-co-editor Raimundas Malašauskas.
In this issue:
Softcover, 240 pages, 12 x 19.5 cm
Published by Sternberg Press / Berlin
$24.00 - Out of stock
"The what-if runs through Raimundas’s writing like the Woody Allen runs through Woody Allen—effective and contagious. It’s a pull as fervent and wistful as a hot lemon drink sloshing off of words that demand to be experienced. Speakers, objects, subjects, tenses, readers and editors are freed of their conventional roles and move around in their paragraphs like in a piece of music written, say in C Major where they’re drifting around in various other keys of course. With as much sovereignty granted to the reader of Paper Exhibition as to all other players in the essays of the book you now hold, the reader has also become the editor. Sixteen in fact. Sixteen readers have been invited to add, comment on, correct and leave their mark boldly in the margins, or way at the back, as another means of carefully replaying these words written by someone else. In this ‘book that belongs to no one and is not needed by anyone,’ according to its first author, Raimundas Malašauskas." —Maxine Kopsa
Paper Exhibitionis an anthology of writings by curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas published in collaboration with Kunstverein Publishing, Sternberg Press, Sandberg Institute, and The Baltic Notebooks by Anthony Blunt.
The publication includes texts selected and edited by Aurimė Aleksandravičiūtė & Jonas Žakaitis, Tyler Coburn, Audrey Cottin, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Angie Keefer, Kevin Killian, Maxine Kopsa, John Menick, Vivian Rehberg, Sarah Rifky, Aaron Schuster, Vivian Ziherl, and Tirdad Zolghadr; and features contributions by Judith Braun, François Bucher, Chris Fitzpatrick & Post Brothers, Darius Mikšys, Dexter Sinister, and Lucy E. Smith.
Softcover, 40 pages (colour ill. bound in french folds), 240 x 160 mm
Published by Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC) / Lithuania
$16.00 - Out of stock
Catalogue produced for Jason Dodge's 2011 exhibition at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius curated by Gerda Paliušytė and Inesa Pavlovskaitė
Softcover w. dustjacket, 370 pages, 10.5 x 14.9 cm
Published by Sternberg Press / Berlin
$28.00 - In stock -
Interviews: Mai Abu ElDahab by Will Holder, Guy Ben-Ner by Jan Verwoert, Mariana Castillo Deball by Giovanni Carmine, Sancho Silva by Luca Cerizza, Michael Smith by Larissa Harris, Yael Davids by Frédérique Bergholtz, Mark Aerial Waller by Mike Sperlinger, Anne Daems by Ronald Van de Sompel, Chris Evans by Francesco Manacorda, Antonio Ortega by David G. Torres, Sharon Hayes by Roger Cook, Christian Jankowski by Raimundas Malašauskas, Michael Stevenson by Esperanza Rosales; glossary by Dexter Sinister
The publication includes a series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, over a two-year period, along with a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist. Ranging from the humorous to the pseudo-scientific, the artists discuss the methods by which their research is transformed into practice. Both the artists and the interviewers constitute a community of active and concerned arts practitioners who, through art-making, writing, curation and teaching, deal with issues of representation, behavioral patterns and historical legacy.
Co-published with Objectif Exhibitions
Design by Will Holder
Inside cover design by Frances Stark
2011, English / Italian
Softcover, 273 pages, 265 x 375 mm
Published by Mousse / Milan
$15.00 - Out of stock
by Antonio Scoccimarro
LUCY MCKENZIE AND MARC CAMILLE CHAIMOWICZ
Adventures Close To Home
by Michael Bracewell
Reality Production Part II
by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Etica Da Ginga A Letter from Rio De Janeiro
by Dieter Roelstraete
PART OF THE PROCESS – ALLORA & CALZADILLA
by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
CAREY YOUNG AND JILL MAGID
The Color of Law
by Introduction by Alessandro Rabottini
A Stitch in Time
by Adam Nankervis
by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with Barbara Casavecchia, Daniel Baumann, Anthony Huberman, Raimundas Malašauskas, João Ribas
TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING
"Chapter 5: What Is the Public?" Juan A. Gaitán Images selected by Christodoulos Panayiotou
by edited by Jens Hoffmann
by David Joselit
Starting From The End
by Elena Volpato
A Readymade Mystery in Three Parts
by Adam Kleinman
KERSTIN BRÄTSCH AND AMY SILMAN
The Art and Ephemera of Allen Ruppersberg
by Andrew Berardini
After Marcel Broodthaers, on Relationism & Lost Articles
by Guillaume Désanges and Hélène Meisel
LOST AND FOUND
All That Jess
by Jens Hoffmann
Now or Never
by Jennifer Allen
On “Poesivski”, Oblivion and Cinema
by Vincent Honoré
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo
by Will Holder
by Stefano Cernuschi
by Antonio Scoccimarro
Who Is Darius Mikšys
by Jennifer Teets
NICE TO MEET YOU – ADRIÁN VILAR ROJAS
The Aching Whale
by Cecilia Alemani
PORTFOLIO – ELIAS HANSEN
Glass Magnifies Things
by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
WHAT’S ALTERNATIVE? ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT?
Stefan Kalmár and Tirdad Zolghadr
by Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis