This week, we’re thrilled to share a conversation between renowned artist Barbara Chase-Riboud and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. The interview comes from a new publication that was designed by Pacific, which documents and celebrates Chase-Riboud’s first institutional solo exhibition in the UK, Infinite Folds.
Continuing our collaboration with Afterall Research, Issue 54 explores modes of being, perception and expression that have been historically and often violently disabled by society.
New Release: Pacific is delighted to have designed ‘Dear Jean Pierre,’ a 616-page publication that collects hundreds of postcards and letters between David Wojnarowicz and his Parisian lover Jean Pierre Delage from 1979 to 1982.
Hip hop turns 50 this month! This week's Sunday Reading by writer and filmmaker Nelson George celebrates the birth of the genre, which has become a global cultural movement. The short text comprises the introduction to The Nelson George Mixtape: Volume 2, a new zine that gathers together essential writing by George from 1978 onward as he chronicled the birth of hip hop in New York City.
New Release: Pacific collaborated with Nelson George on this collection of his essential writing, chronicling the birth of hip hop in New York City.
New Release: Pacific is thrilled to have worked with The Seprentine to create a catalogue of the first UK solo exhibition of the artist's work, charting over seven decades of the pioneering artist's career.
This week’s Sunday Reading is an interview with artist Pat Phillips and Mark Thomas Gibson, excerpted from Quality Control, our latest release with Jeffrey Detich and M+B Gallery. Phillips and Gibson discuss knock-off luxury goods and finding inspiration on Canal Street; artworks from Phillips’ past exhibitions at Jeffrey Deitch gallery and the Whitney museum; and the trove of personal photographs that inform the artist’s paintings.
New Release: Pacific designed the catalog for the exhibition Monumental Vision now on view at Barnes Foundation. The publication celebrates Edmondson’s sculptures with full-page photographs; front and back covers with front and back views of Untitled (Angel); and limestone-detail endpapers.
From the studio: Pacific worked with Aperture and Brendan Embser to redesign the Aperture Ideas Series. Strange Hours: Photography, Memory, and the Lives of Artists by Rebecca Bengal is the second collection of writings in the series.
Oversized 'Books' tote bags are now available in our shop. Photo by Mateo Ruiz González.
New Release: Quality Control includes Pat Phillips’ photography, sketchbook drawings, and references alongside artworks spanning the past 10 years of his career. Published by Pacific and Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. Photo by Genevieve Hanson.
This special edition of Sunday Reading is brought to you in collaboration with The Kitchen. Pacific worked with the storied avant-garde arts organization to reimagine their digital space, including designing and developing a new identity and website that launched this spring. A Dialogue with E. Jane, from On Mind, The Kitchen’s relaunched online magazine, explores the interdisciplinary artist and musician’s first solo institutional exhibition, presented at The Kitchen in 2022.
The Kitchen's new digital home is now live.
Pacific spent a year working with the inventive and avant-garde arts organization to reimagine their digital space, designing and developing a new website that prioritizes The Kitchen as a site of 24-hour access and online programming. The result is a website that is both wildly experimental and uniquely accessible, and always on.
Pacific collaborated with Matthew Barney to create a publication for Secondary, his new five-channel video installation.
The publication is an oversized zine with pages of black-and-white photography from production rehearsals printed on uncoated paper wrapped around a glossy, full-color interior with design cues from playbills and old football magazines.
This week we're celebrating the release of Alake Shilling's The Hippest Trip in America - By Land, Air & Sea with a text from the publication. Independent curator and writer Perwana Nazif takes us to Shilling's studio, where glitter and sand become dolphins and train-conducting bears. The book documents Shilling's 2021 exhibition of the same name at Jeffrey Deitch gallery. Pacific designed the book, co-published with Jeffrey Deitch.
We are pleased to celebrate the release of Alake Shilling's new publication this Saturday in LA.
The Hippest Trip in America features works from Shilling's 2021 exhibition with Jeffrey Deitch gallery, as well as texts by Laura Owens, Kidogo Kennedy, Perwana Naziff and Grant Levy-Lucero. Shilling will be in conversation with Seth Bogart. Please join us!
Pacific designed the catalogue for The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century with the roots of Hip Hop magazines and zine culture in mind. Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Saint Louis Art Museum, the catalogue brings together the work of nearly 100 artists and brands to explore the influence of hip hop over the past 50 years.
This week we're bringing you an interview with writer and oral historian Svetlana Kitto and the legendary Seret Scott, published in Sara Penn's Knobkerry: An Oral History Sourcebook. Pacific designed Kitto’s collection of long-form interviews with figures close to Penn and Knobkerry, published by Sculpture Center for the exhibition Niloufar Emamifar, SoiL Thornton, and an Oral History of Knobkerry.
This Sunday we're sharing an excerpt from Can I Ask You A Question, our publication with casting director Jennifer Venditti, published by A24. The Film That Was Never Made chronicles Venditti's relationship with Franca, the potential unlikely savior of New York's iconic Kim's Video and channeler of the spirit of Ingmar Bergman. A star in her own right, Franca became the subject of Venditti's fascination. Below is the story of their meeting in a small Sicilian village in the early aughts.
This week we're bringing you an essay by Karen Wong on the history of boxing in art. It was included in Curtis Kulig's Prize, published by Pacific in 2018. The publication, and corresponding exhibition, draw from Kulig’s relationship with his Uncle Davy, an amateur boxer and free spirit who had a profound effect on the artist’s life. The opening and closing pages of Prize present archival film stills from two fights featuring Davy in 1982.
The first short film in our 'Artists & Books' series is live.
We are so pleased to have visited Reginald Sylvester II in his studio following the release of his latest publication, Painter's Refuge: A Way of Life, and look forward to bringing you more discussions with artists in this new series.
Directed by Nick Brinley
Artwork © Reginald Sylvester II
Our Sunday Reading Series returns. This week we are pleased to share an excerpt from Franklin Sirmans' interview with Reginald Sylvester II, from Painter's Refuge: A Way of Life. Our newest publication showcases works from Sylvester's first museum show at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Watch Reginald Sylvester II in conversation with Tschabalala Self
In November 2022, to celebrate the launch of Reginald Sylvester II's publication, 'Painter’s Refuge: A Way of Life' which documents and expands upon his first solo US museum exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC, the artist was in conversation with Tschabalala Self in New York.
Photo: Nick Brinley
Pacific has been named a recipient of the celebrated Black Visionaries grant, awarded by Instagram and the Brooklyn Museum, and selected by Antwaun Sargent to visionary black creatives working in design.
From the Studio: Pacific is thrilled to be working with The Kitchen to bring a fresh voice and vision to the organization's digital space.