WHAT IT IS:
2014 IS A TIME CAPSULE PUBLICATION CONCEIVED & EDITED BY LUCA LO PINTO AND DESIGNED BY TOMMASO GARNER. IT WILL BE RELEASED IN AN EDITION OF 500 COPIES AND DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY.
Everything around us seems to run quickly. We are not regardless to that. We let us carry away by the speed that surrounds us. We try to travel as much as possible, to collect music as much as possible, to see as many movies as possible, to visit as many exhibitions as possible, to read as many books as possible. Everything as quick as we can. Nowadays time is gold. The new economy is based on the exploitation of this speed. There is no time to waste for knowing people, programs like facebook, twitter or instagram allow you to live the world while seated on a chair. We can do our shopping with a click, make music with a click, have sex with a click. The newspapers compete for the latest news. The news is more and more concise and nimble. The advertising adapts to time. The product is not didactly represented anymore, only suggested. It is unveiled with a veil. As regards this vortex of time, that gets us down, the concept of this project is to reverse the course. People don't read much: I make lots of pages. Paper is dead, internet is everything: I make a paper publication. And most of all, instead of competing for the first place, I compete for the last by making a publication that comes out every 5 years.
The right period of time to verify the changes of taste, of language, of style and of the collective imaginary.
The publication is issued 5 yearly, but its contents has been prepared four years before that. It’s a time capsule. A bit like when as a kid you put a letter, a picture or a newspaper in a box, and then after years you look at it again with new eyes and another perspective.
The title of the publication corresponds to the year of issue.
2014 is a dish composed of various ingredients, which I have assembled by following a very personal criterion. Artists projects, commissioned texts, republished texts, found photographs and old advertisements. There has been no limit imposed to the persons involved, neither of space nor of content. In this sense it took shape naturally, and not with a prepackaged grid like in books or magazines. Time is not the subject of this publication, only an instrument. An instrument to think about the influence of time and temporality in our lives and our way of looking at the world.
featuring Giorgio Andreotta Calò - Carlo Antonelli - Cory Arcangel - Nina Beier - Pierre Bismuth - Carola Bonfili - Jeff Burton - Luca Cerizza - Spartacus Chetwynd -Stanislao Di Giugno - Rä di Martino - Ant Farm - Cyprien Gaillard - Mario Garcia Torres - Gelitin - Piero Golia - Fritz Haeg - Matthieu Laurette - Pablo Leon De La Barra - Andrea Lissoni - Raimundas Malasauskas - Michele Manfellotto - Valerio Mannucci - Aleksandra Mir - Jonathan Monk - Hanne Mugaas - Caterina Nelli - Carsten Nicolai - Olaf Nicolai - Luigi Ontani - Nicola Pecoraro - Paola Pivi - Emilio Prini - Sterling Ruby - Marten Spangberg - Francesco Stocchi - Terre Thaemlitz - Wolfgang Tillmans - Luca Vitone
WHO WE ARE:
Luca Lo Pinto (1981) is a curator based between Wien and Rome. He currently works as curator at the Kunsthalle Wien. He is founder and editor in chief of the magazine NERO. He is a regular contributor to the online cultural magazine Doppiozero. He has written for several catalogues and international magazines. He has curated a number of exhibitions that include, among others, Trapped in the closet (Carnegie Library/FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, 2013); Antigrazioso (Palais de Toyko, Paris, 2013); Luigi Ontani-AnderSennoSogno (H.C. Andersen Museum, Rome 2012/2013); D’après Giorgio (Giorgio e Isa de Chirico Foundation, Rome 2012); When In Rome (IIC, Hammer Museum, La><Art, Los Angeles 2011); Roommates (MACRO Museum, Rome 2009); (NO) Vacancy (Maze Gallery, Turin 2008); 9 or 10 works I used to like, in no order (Monitor Gallery, Rome 2007); Maria Colao. A Bibliography/Conversation Pieces (Praz Museum, Rome 2006). In 2012 he curated Una Storia a program of talks at MACRO Museum. He has edited artist books by Olaf Nicolai, Luigi Ontani, Nicola Pecoraro, Emilio Prini, Alexandre Singh and Mario Garcia Torres. Recently he edited the book “Documenta 1955-2012. The endless story of two lovers”. He is a member of the advisory board of Depart Foundation.
Tommaso Garner (1984) is a graphic designer, art director and artist based in Milan. He realized essays, catalogues, coordinated identities, artist’s books and works in collaboration with: Alessio Ascari, Arthur Duff, Invernomuto, Marco Klefisch, Marcello Maloberti, Jacopo Miliani, Igor Muroni, Naba, Nike, Linda Fregni Nagler, Enea Righi, Andrea Sala, Giorgio Di Salvo, Mirko Smerdel, Marco Scotini, Super!, Luca Trevisani, Francesco Vezzoli, Andrea Viliani, Luca Vitone, Italo Zuffi. He took part in collective exhibitions: Who uses the space?, Isola Art center, Milano, 2005; Migre, Careof, Milano, 2006; Nothing but a show (book project), Castello Sforzesco, Milano 2009; Time Machine, MiArt, Milano 2010; Immagini Spezzate, Spazio Radio, Milano, 2010; Glitches, Milano 2010; Graphic Design World, Triennale Design Museum, Milano, 2011). He collaborates with Studio, Kaleidoscope and The End.
HOW THIS FUNDING HELPS:
As the project has grown in size, we realized that the costs for production will be a lot higher than we had hoped: we are looking at around €15.000 altogether, of which we can cover about €9.000. So that’s why we are asking for your help to cover the hole in our budget, so we can make sure that the book will the best it can possibly be.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO:
- Commission Fees