Forming in the Pupil of an Eye

Forming in the Pupil of an Eye

 

Edited, de­signed and printed in India, the cat­a­logue for the Kochi-Muziris Bi­en­nale in Ker­ala is a suc­cess­ful ex­am­ple of a col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­ject: pro­duced lo­cally, it in­volved an in­ter­na­tional ed­i­to­r­ial team as well as de­sign­ers from Switzer­land and India. Ex­ter­nally the book, with its soft­cover and flaps, has a no­tice­ably bronze tone. A num­ber of dou­ble pages bear­ing the full-colour logos of the many spon­sors are fol­lowed by the cat­a­logue proper, which is en­tirely in black and white. The par­tic­i­pants – al­most 100in num­ber – are pre­sented in al­pha­bet­icalorder, with the first name tak­ing prece­dence as is cus­tom­ary in India. A reg­is­ter col­umn at the mar­gin as well as title pages for each let­ter, folded in half a page, aid ori­en­ta­tion. The short il­lus­trated texts in Eng­lish and Malay­alam are set one below the other on each page, which along with the choice of fontand type­set­ting gives an im­pres­sion of the two lan­guages hav­ing equal weight. Lastly, a fold-out se­quence with sim­ple plans ofthe ex­hi­bi­tion sites on the out­side and a di­ver­sity of pho­tos and di­a­grams – printed in four colours plus bronze – on the in­side high­lights var­i­ous facets of the spaces.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Kelly Fliedner, Melbourne (AUS), Bose Krishnamachari, Kochi / Mumbai (IND), Sudarshan Shetty, Mumbai (IND)
Herausgeber/Editeur(s)/Editor(s)
Andreas Koller, Paris (FR)/Zürich
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Marietta Eugster, Paris (FR)/Zürich; David Keshavjee, London (UK); in collaboration with The Local Network, Ernakulam (IND)
Druck/Impression/Printing
JAK Printers Private Ltd., Mumbai (IND)
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
Kochi Biennale Foundation, Kochi (IND)
ISBN
978-8-126474-516
Format
52 × 179 × 24