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.
Softcover, 256 pages, 14 x 19 cm
Published by True Belief / Melbourne
$50.00 - In stock -
A publication instigated in response to perceived inadequacies in traditional artist monography conventions. A response to the practice of Melbourne based artist collective Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell), this publication began as a manipulation of the monograph form.
Cruickshank is an artist and designer based in Melbourne. His work examines the foundational frameworks that structure understandings of artworks. Currently this revolves around publishing and design's relationship to exhibition making and its conventions of explication and archiving. He teaches at Monash University, has a Masters of Fine Art at Monash and is a current PhD candidate at RMIT University.
Softcover (two books bound in rubber band), 100 pages (total), 14 x 20 cm
Edition of 190 copies.,
Published by True Belief / Melbourne
$20.00 - Out of stock
Dodecatalogue was released concurrently with the exhibition Dodecahedron at Platform Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne, October 2012. Dodecahedron comprises the work of Damiano Bertoli, Zoe Croggon, Adam Cruickshank, Tony Garifilakis, Stuart Geddes, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Brad Haylock, Joshua Petherick, John Warwicker, Dexter Sinister, Oliver Van Der Lugt, Annie Wu.
Dodecatalogue features work from all the above artists and designers plus contributions from: Terri Bird, Nic Dowse, Nathan Gray, Christopher LG Hill, Spiros Panigirakis, Tom Polo, Dell Stewart, Masato Takasaka, Nat Thomas, Anna Varendorf.Each copy of Dodecatalogue comes with an accompanying dummy book of the same dimensions and page count from Stuart Geddes.Dodecatalogue: A5, riso-printed, 100 pages, perfect bound. Edition: 190 only.