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
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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.
Softcover, 225 pages, 24 x 25 cm
1st Edition, Out of print title / Used*,
Published by The Japan Association of Art Museums / Tokyo
$90.00 - Out of stock
Incredible comprehensive monograph surveying Abstract Painting in Japan 1910-1945, published on the occasion of the first (and possibly only) major travelling exhibition on the subject. Travelling across six of Japan's major museums in 1992, this book of paintings is what we are left with - 225 pages profusely illustrated throughout with paintings from across Japan's avant garde, including stunning examples of leading figures and those less seen beyond this survey. Designed and compiled in great detail, this historical book provides profiles on all of the artists, a history of abstraction in painting in Japan, a breakdown and profile of all major movements and styles of the period, a chronology, detailed list of works, accompanying texts and much more, all primarily in Japanese with a preface and afterword by Masayoshi Honma also in English.
"There has been a growing interest in the prewar avant-garde an created from the Taisho period to the early Showa period in recent years. While research works on “abstract art” have been individualiy carried out by various museums and researchers, there has been no opportunity for comprehensive exhibitions and presentations of abstract paintings. In organizing this exhibition, participating museums and the Japan Association of Art Museums established a research committee, “Abstract Paintings in Japan: 1910-1945", and made investigations throughout the country. This exhibition aims at providing a whole picture of Japan’s “abstract paintings” on the basis of the result of the varied studies done to the present. We hope that the exhibition puts together these studies systematically and offers a clue to future researches. “Abstract art” is still unfamiliar to the general public. We would be very glad it this exhibition, which displays abstract works chronologically from their introduction into Japan, could help people understand how to appreciate “abstraction”, which the avant-garde art movement of the early twentieth century had achieved. We are deeply grateful to the museums and private collectors that lent their treasured works for making this exhibition possible, as well as to many others for their corporation. We are also deeply thankful to Kao Corporation for its support and assistance. - April 1992, Organizer"