Simulacrum – Jrg. 30 #1 Intimacies. Various authors. Simulacrum.

Posted in writing on February 14th, 2022
Tags: , , , , , ,

“Our first issue of the year is an inquiry into intimacy in its many forms. We decided on this topic the last week of summer, the first time we sat down with our new editorial team. ‘We don’t share intimacy yet,’ said one of our editors, `intimacy needs time to grow.’ Yet, looking back, that first meeting was perhaps as intimate as it gets; nervous introductions, how-was-your-summer’s, testing waters, sharing ideas, enthusiasm, and doubts as well. ‘How do we define the intimate?’ Won’t it be too much like Simulacrum’s Love issue?’ What’s the difference between love and intimacy anyway?’ 
From these questions, ideas of intimacies started to take shape: those on the threshold between public and private, in languages between lovers, those differing from the hetero-and homonormative, the intimacies shared with oneself. Through touch and writing, poetry and myth, economic systems and modes of play, the subconscious and the attentive; the divergent approaches the eleven contributors of this issue have taken give us a glimpse of the endless ways in which the spectrum of intimate experience can be explored, exercised, and rethought.”

Order here

Out of (Con)Text. Sunmin Park. The Floorplan

Posted in art, Artist Book on January 29th, 2022
Tags: , , , , ,

out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_1 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_2 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_3 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_4 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_5 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_6  out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_9 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_10  out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_12 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_13 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_14 out_of_(con)text_sunmin_park_the_floorplan_15

We are delighted to announce that Sunmin Park’s Out of (Con)Text is listed as 2021 The Most Beautiful Books in Korea.

Designed by Dokho Shin and published by the Floorplan, this book represents Park’s artistic practice in the last 25 years, which is organically connected, with its delicately structured format. We hope you enjoy Out of (Con)Text, not only the hitherto most representational introduction to Park’s artistic trajectory but also the beautiful book as itself.
Also, we would like to thank all who were involved in making this book including the artist, writers, translators, and Jongkil Jeong of the Samwon Print, and share this joy with designer Dokho Shin and editor Youngju Lee, who make the books of the Floorplan together, and our readers.

Order here

El Siglo Idiota. Gustavo Abascal. Enero y Abril

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration on September 30th, 2021
Tags: , , , , ,

el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-1 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-2 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-3 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-4 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-5 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-6 el-siglo-idiota-gustavo-abascal-enero-y-abril-7

Illustration: Gustavo Abascal
Text: Helena Lugo

Risograph print
Edition of 100

Order here