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.
Hardcover (cloth-bound), 64 pages (60 colour ills), offset, 228 × 298 mm
1st edition, Out of print title / As New,
Published by Deitch Projects / New York
$200.00 - In stock -
Text by Will Bradley, Brian Sholis, Chris Jennings.
First printing of "Chaos", the now long out of print book by artist Tauba Auerbach produced in conjunction with her exhibition Here Now/And Everywhere at New York's Deitch Projects, explores the shadowy gap between order and disorder, pattern and randomness. By linking mathematical philosophy and scientific theory with larger, existential human concerns, Auerbach produces an array of complex conceptual and visual experiments that manifest as a body of striking paintings and photographs, minimalist metaphors of information overload. Evoking the information abyss of visual static, Auerbach's Crease, Crumple, Shatter and Static series investigate the logic and machinery of communication and representation. As they do so, unintended or unexpected effects emerge in conjunction with instances of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox and breakdown.
Fully illustrated and beautifully bound, Chaos also constitutes a mini-catalogue raisonné of Auerbach's artist's books and includes new critical essays by Will Bradley, Chris Jennings and Brian Sholis.
In As New condition.
Softcover, 216 pages (51 color, 13 b/w ills.), 15 x 21.5 cm
Published by Sternberg Press / Berlin
$23.00 - Out of stock
With contributions by Will Bradley, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Carl Cedarström and Peter Fleming, Annette Kamp, Michala Paludan, Olivia Plender and Hester Reeve, Ole Martin Rønning, Kathi Weeks
Living Labor considers the increasing subordination of life to work. Despite economic instability, growing income gaps across countries and the rise of a migratory, flexible and underpaid labor force, our commitment to productivity is unflagging. Today, work enlists us to psychologically invest ourselves in a boundaryless work life, which seeks to instrumentalize all of our waking hours. In response to the eroding boundaries between work and life, and against the historic backdrop of the Scandinavian labor movement, the writers gathered in Living Labor propose viable forms of refusal and imagine prospects for a post-work future.
Copublished with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Design by Jeanne Betak
$38.00 - Out of stock
In a spatially and conceptually complex arrangement of text, image and scale, this book is a multi-vocal account of the varied practice of James Beckett.
Beckett's work explores minor histories, many of which are concerned with industrial development and demise across Europe, a process of investigation which is as much physical as it is biographical.
The pages of this new monograph are littered with associative interjections from the archive of Frank Keyʼs radio program Hooting Yard, as an irreverent running commentary.
These texts become marginal notes to, and poetic mirrors of, the contributions of the book's eleven other authors (Frank Key, Will Bradley, Kari Cwynar, Moosje M. Goosen, Will Holder, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Kathrin Jentjens, Angela Jerardi, Frances Larson, Catrin Lorch, Brian Pugh, Dieter Roelstraete)...
Published with Westreich Wagner Publications, New York.