September 30, 2020
Susumu Kamijo & Jonas Wood
On the occasion of Susumu Kamijo's concurrent solo exhibitions at Marvin Gardens and Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, we're sharing a very special conversation between Kamijo and Jonas Wood from the 2017 publication Poodles.
August 09, 2020
Judy Chicago & Carmen Hermo
Artist, author, educator and noted feminist Judy Chicago spent six years, from 1974–79, creating her monumental offering The Dinner Party. Presented as a symbolic history of women in Western Civilization, Chicago and numerous volunteers, artists, craftsmen and students spent countless hours working in sculpture, needlework, ceramics, painting and drafting, amongst other media, to create the room-filling artwork.
August 06, 2020
Book Launch: Vanessa Thill
Please join us for the launch and signing of Balsam by artist and writer Vanessa Thill on Saturday, August 8 from 4–7pm in Cooper Park, Brooklyn. We invite you to bring friends, wine, a picnic blanket and, of course, to practice social distancing. Thill will read from her publication at 5pm.
July 26, 2020
Jim Vockler Whyte
Jim Vockler Whyte's The Big Lemon presents a family with a dream, one that blinds them to the realities of the day. Overconfidence, self-indulgence and blind passion are all here, presented in a familiar cocktail. Have you ever had a great idea that's turned out to be anything but...?
July 18, 2020
Henry David Thoreau
An abolitionist and advocate for conservation of the natural world, Henry David Thoreau lived life adjacent to the social and political systems of his day. He willingly accepted the resulting solitude—being happily "employed" by his thoughts and by nature—finding society "commonly too cheap." Read more from Walden; or Life in the Woods.
July 04, 2020
Sable Elyse Smith, Shaun Leonardo & Melody Crean
A manifesto by Sable Elyse Smith, Shaun Leonardo, and Melody Crean. Printed on the occasion of their 2019 exhibition at the New Museum, the text from Mirror/Echo/Tilt documents the artists' examination of the language and gestures used to describe experiences of arrest and incarceration, and looks to counter culturally embedded conceptions of criminality.
July 01, 2020
Hikari is a nonexclusive agency nurturing image-makers who want to expand beyond the traditional model of artist representation for photographers. A relationship-driven community who work, grow and dream together.
June 07, 2020
Author, critic, journalist and filmmaker Nelson George has been a cultural documentarian for over four decades. In 1978, while working as a young music journalist, he sat down with a "rapping deejay" named Kurtis Blow. Originally published in New York Amsterdam News, "Rappin' with Kurtis Blow" offers a snapshot of two young men at the forefront of the music genre that has come to dominate the twenty-first century.
May 31, 2020
The title essay from James Baldwin's brilliant first nonfiction collection, Notes of a Native Son, chronicles his father's death, race relations in Jim Crow America, and the 1943 Harlem Riot. The "fixed boundaries" Baldwin writes about in 1955—established by designations of race, gender, religion, and class—still dominate our society.
May 17, 2020
A Haunted House from Virginia Woolf's 1921 collection Monday or Tuesday tells the story of a ghostly pair searching the house they lived in long ago for their lost treasure, careful not to disturb the living. Woolf's story is beautiful in its ability to invoke life inhabiting space over hundreds of years.
May 10, 2020
Alvaro Barrington's text first appeared in Garvey! magazine, published by Sadie Coles HQ in 2019. Barrington writes in letter form, telling the story of a new bike and the prejudices that haunt young black men in America. Dear Mamas
is Barrington's love letter to the women in his life, women who made room in their own lives in order to protect him and future generations.
May 03, 2020
Join us this Sunday for a story about perseverance, growth, and friendship. Actress and director Natasha Lyonne writes about her good friend Jennie Jieun Lee's path to becoming an artist—noting that in the end, our true nature is always there, waiting for self-care and respect to manifest.
April 26, 2020
The Black Box is by artist, writer and musician John Miller from Servane Mary: 2006–2018. Miller describes Mary's practice of marrying image to object, weaving her use of early twentieth-century women who lived as "charismatic outsiders" with innovations made in plastics and photo sculpture from the 1980s East Village scene.
April 19, 2020
Maiastra is an experimental novel presented as a series of scholarly articles on the history of Romanian art. The collection was written under the pseudonym Dr. Gyalakuthy. Gyalakuthy is a retired art historian from Romania, writing a final treatise on the plastic art of his homeland before time and the ravages of mental illness take him.
January 04, 2020
The Nelson George Mixtape, Volume One
The softcover edition of The Nelson George Mixtape is available. A second printing of the 2018 limited-edition hardcover, the anthology gathers together articles and interviews on some of music’s biggest names written by George between 1978–1993.
January 01, 2020
We are lucky to have amazing friends, family, artists and clients on the other side of the Pacific, all of whom are being effected by the bushfires and climate change right now. We will be donating 100% of our online store profits until January 21st to NSW RFS, Wires and Red Cross Australia.
October 01, 2019
Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration
Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration
is the title of a singular concept that buttresses a trio of complementary exhibitions organized in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Public Art Fund, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Pacific was thrilled to have collaborated with Mitchell-Innes and Nash to design a custom animated website for the exhibitions. popel.nyc
September 21, 2019
New York Art Book Fair
Come visit us next week at the New York Art Book Fair! Pacific is at booth Q06, next to the Classroom.
September 16, 2019
Join us this Sunday, 11am at MoMA PS1 for a Classroom presentation on our most recent title Mirror/Echo/Tilt.
September 11, 2019
Măiastra: A History of Romanian Sculpture in Twenty-Four Parts
Please join us for the launch of, Măiastra: A History of Romanian Sculpture in Twenty-Four Parts this week at Mast Books
in the East Village. Artist Timothy Stanley will be in discussion with writer Vinson Cunningham
August 16, 2019
GARVEY MAGAZINE AT SADIE COLES GALLERY
We are thrilled to be releasing Garvey! magazine by Alvaro Barrington at Sadie Coles HQ in London on September 6.
August 16, 2019
BOOKS HATS AT KARMA BOOKSTORE
Pacific 'Books' hats are available online at Karma Books
August 01, 2019
F.A.B.U AT SHOOT THE LOBSTER
We are participating in F.A.B.U (For All By Us) books and editions at @shootthelobster over the summer. Book, editions, objects and clothing made by independent publishers or artists.
June 01, 2019
...IN THAT EMPIRE ACQUIRED BY MOMA
The special artist edition of ...In that Empire by Cal Siegel and Sable Elyse Smith has been acquired by the MoMA Library for its collection. The hardcover publication, launched in May, was also acquired.
May 27, 2019
Book Launch: MEMORIA
The New York-launch of Memoria by photographer Chad Moore was hosted by Mast Books in the East Village.
May 13, 2019
Marina Adams and Salon 94
We are thrilled to have designed Marina Adam's new publication, published by Salon 94. The release coincided with her latest exhibition, Anemones, this month at the gallery's Bowery location.
May 13, 2019
BOOK LAUNCH: ... IN THAT EMPIRE
...In that Empire by Cal Siegel and Sable Elyse Smith will have its New York launch on May 13th at Mast Books in the East Village.
May 03, 2019
Book Launch: Servane Mary at Swiss Institute
Join us tonight on Swiss Institute’s roof terrace to celebrate the launch of Servane Mary: 2006–2018, the first monograph of the artist’s work, published by Pacific and A Palazzo. At 6PM, John Miller will read his essay for the book. Mary will sign copies throughout the evening.
April 06, 2019
Book Launch: Memoria at Daikanyama Tsutaya
Pacific and agnès b. galerie boutique Tokyo have partnered to publish Memoria, photographer Chad Moore's first hardcover publication. Join Moore at the Tokyo launch of his book on Tuesday, April 9 at Daikanyama Tsutaya Books.