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Surveillance Index Edition One is a collection of books that are associated with surveillance photography. Mark Ghuneim first launched the project at ICP, New York back in September, 2016, with an exhibition catalog designed by Studio Lin. After the Edition One, Slow and Steady Wins the Race was asked to design a bag for the second edition of the Surveillance Index book.
The bags will be launched alongside the new book. It is not only designed as a souvenir for the occasion of the book launch, but also as an utilitarian piece of garment that functions in everyday carrying.
photo by Noah Berger
Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, California, on August 17, 2018
03-04 Washington, DC – Union Stage
03-05 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
03-07 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Theatre
03-08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-09 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
03-15 Indianapolis, IN – HiFi
03-16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03-18 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03-20 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
03-23 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
03-26 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03-27 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
03-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04-05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Last week, the San Fransisco-based design-engaged podcast 99 percent Invisible released their new series focusing on clothings. Titled Article of Interest, the new program reexamines garment design and its socio-cultural ramification. Revealing unknown stories and anecdotal facts in the history of fashion, Trufelman, the design journalist and writer, reconstructs shockingly unexpected connection between what we wear and how the society functions. Who would know about the advent of punch card and child labor in clothing industry are actually related before listening to their first episode Kid’s Clothes.?
With the exhibition »Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design«, running from 29 September 2018 to 10 March 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will present the first large retrospective focussing on the designer, author, and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923–1998). Papanek was one of the twentieth century’s most influential pioneers of a socially and ecologically oriented approach to design beginning in the 1960s. His key work, »Design for the Real World« (1971), remains the most widely read book about design ever published. In it, Papanek makes a plea for inclusion, social justice, and sustainability – themes of greater relevance for today’s design than ever before. The exhibition includes high-value exhibits such as drawings, objects, films, manuscripts, and prints, some of which have never before been presented. These are complimented by works of Papanek’s contemporaries from the 1960s to 1980s, including George Nelson, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marshall McLuhan, or the radical design initiative ‘Global Tools’. Contemporary works from the areas of critical and social design provide insight into Papanek’s lasting impact.
In the occasion of the International Day of Peace, we commemorates the renowned anti-war protest by John and Yoko at the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Bed-In for Peace, 1969
Back in 2011, exactly a decade after the tragedy, a contemporary art show titled “September 11” was open in MoMA PS1. While many other cultural institutions across the States exhibited heavy sentimentalism in their commemorative events, Peter Eleey, curator of the ‘September 11’, adopted a much sober approach, deliberately shying away from any images of the towers, the plane, the smoke and the wreckage. Instead, the exhibition presents only one work made in direct response to the attacks by Ellsworth Kelly, in which the artist proposes to cover the Ground Zero with a simple mound of glass, and another 70 works by 41 artists largely made prior to the event.
Images of the attacks, Eleey argues, ‘were political images from the moment of their making’ and that is why they were not included. The gesture of remembrance without subsuming oneself under the mainstream rhetoric of jingoism was something the show had taught us.
Here is a review of the exhibition by Steven Stern from Frieze.com.
Ellsworth Kelly, Ground Zero, 2003, image courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art