The Space Age. Aleksandra Mir. Sternberg Press.

Posted in art, poster on January 4th, 2014
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The Space Age. Aleksandra Mir. Sternberg Press.

On Saturday 28 August, 1999, against a background of puffing industrial plumes, a pinkish-blue sky, and the sound of bongo drum beats, Aleksandra Mir, dressed in a smart white dress and with American flag in hand, scaled the side of a moonscape of sand dunes and makeshift craters to become the first woman on the moon. The performance First Woman on the Moon marked the beginning of Mir’s exploration of outer space as she staged a moon landing by transforming a Dutch beach into the moon’s surface using the help of local people and heavy machinery.

Mir’s projects offer her own take on popular cultural myths and historical events, by combining religious iconography with NASA imagery or symbols of space travel. Her work reflects on these events that span half a millennium of human—mostly male-dominated—quest, transforming or deconstructing them into a make-believe world of her own. Mir resists and modifies; her work creates its own authenticity and truth.

The Space Age consists of seven fold-out posters and a text by Martin Herbert. The publication coincides with the exhibition at M – Museum Leuven which encompasses fourteen years of Mir’s career (1999–2013).

Copublished with M – Museum Leuven
Design by Yvonne Blanco

Posterbook incl. seven fold-out posters

16 €

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The How Not to Cookbook: Lessons learned the hard way – Aleksandra Mir

Posted in distribution, illustration on August 1st, 2011
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The How Not to Cookbook: Lessons learned the hard way – Aleksandra Mir

While the typical cookbook format gives you a recipe for obvious success it does not take into account the many ways in which its execution can fail due to the cook’s lack of experience. Based on Aleksandra’s personal history of cooking disasters, the project invites 1000 people from all around the world to give their advice of how NOT to cook. With this volume, any reader will be more than well equipped to avoid making the same mistakes in their kitchen.

Aleksandra is interested in how we are taught or teach ourselves through trial and error. By making our guilty failures public we may even be creating an original and subversive form of art, rather than simply be aspiring to obvious and repetitive results.

—Kate Gray, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

320 Pages / English
Revolver Publishing / Collective Gallery

D 35€

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