12 Contemporaries: Present States – Reader

Deviating from the usual model in what regards group exhibition catalogues, the volume edited on the occasion of the exhibition “12 Contemporaries: Present States”, consists of an anthology of texts selected by the artists themselves. With no illustrative, educational or confessional pretensions, this choice maps a broad reference field, setting itself an elliptical narrative, revealing authors as diverse as Hans Christian Andersen, David Foster Wallace, Jorge de Sena or Frances Stark. A contemporary typeface of classical proportions, but with aggressive triangular serifs, was used in the setting of the texts, paired with a sans-serif, rawer, used also in the remaining print materials.

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Year: 2014
Category: Book

Client: Serralves Museum
Format: 190 x 255 mm, paperback
Pages: 320
Printing: Offset