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Publications How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age

This catalogue documents the Walker Art Center’s four-year global initiative and culminating exhibition of international artists working in media ranging from painting and sculpture to video and performance. It acts as an alternative to the traditional exhibition catalogue, reflecting the show’s transient, humble aesthetic. The book achieves this through its utilitarian design and straight-forward construction. Selected writings were photocopied directly from their original sources and redacted, their accompanying illustrations “blacked out” for copyright purposes. The catalogue references a research journal by highlighting passages of text in various essays and conversations. The various components of the book are color-coded: essays are light blue, conversations are pink, writings on pale yellow, and artists’ works on white. The snap-shot images of the curators’ travels through different countries are unified by a similar treatment which utilizes a coarse halftone screen to compensate for their low resolution quality. The catalogue is post-bound, further enhancing its status as a compiled research document, which, in turn, allows for the title of the catalogue to be edge-printed on the spine.

How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age, 2003