HEY 嘿 HEI… Wear journal number two is finally out! It took us a while, but we’re very happy to present to you 80 heavy duty pages featuring pessoptimist contemplations on cultural exchange and everyday life in Beijing. Weighing in at a hefty 0.9 kilos and measuring 185 x 250 x 28 mm, WEAR is our beautiful, impractical baby with places to go.
But baby has to maintain her small carbon footprint, wants to keep things slim and trim, so HomeShop is wondering if we can work out a DIY distribution with you all, dear readers? Here’s how it could go:
Anyone traveling to/from Beijing in the near future, with space to spare in their luggage allowance, can volunteer to be a distribution carrier. This means that you carry 3+ copies of WEAR to your destination and agree to bring them to a pre-arranged drop off point with one of our partners abroad (individuals and/or bookshops). Your services will entitle you to a free copy of the journal, along with other goodies that increase in indebtedness depending upon the number of copies you can carry. These goodies will include any of the services that our skills will allow, or name your heart’s desire and we’ll play a nice bargaining game.
Distribution exchange offers (examples, not limited to those below):
⁃ cotton bag made with recycled fabrics, designed by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga [4 books]
⁃ ball-shaped dinner prepared by members of Homeshop crew [4+ books]
⁃ real estate tour of Beijing, (part of the upcoming installation project at HomeShop) [4+ books]
⁃ Chinese or English lessons [5+ books]
⁃ custom website design [10+ books]
Our current stockists are located in Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Osaka, Geneva, New York and Los Angeles. If you are headed to any one of these places, or you know a nice indie shop in another city that would be interested to carry WEAR, please let us know! We’ll make all the arrangements so you won’t have to take care of any of the bureaucracy, just a simple point A to point B. More rub? Please support, get in touch.
e-mail: lianxi [at] homeshop [dot] org [dot] cn or jiazuofang [at] sina [dot] com
phone: +86 137 1855 6089
WEAR is the independently published journal of HomeShop, an artists’ initiative located in one of the hutong alleyways in the centre of Beijing. An annual project, WEAR combines an artist book, theoretical reader and social research in printed form. The journal documents the public activities, discussions and interventions organised at HomeShop, also serving as a broader platform from which to gather contributions from artists, writers and the folks in the neighbourhood for a local dialogue and everyday reflection upon the contradictions and dynamism of a fast-changing China.
《穿》是家作坊独立发行的杂志，由一位住在 北京中心区胡同里的艺术 家创始。作为一个年度项目，《穿》将艺术书籍，理论阅读和社会研究以印刷品的方式呈现出来。杂志记录了由家作坊发起的一系列公共活动、讨论与干预，同时为 艺术家，作家和邻居百姓提供了一个平台，从而营造出一个本土化的语境，对一个充满冲突与活力的高速发展的中国做出即时反应。
北京 beijing、公共艺术 art in public space、批判理论 critical theory、团体 community、异艺术实践 alternative arts practice、日常生活 everyday life
第二期参加者 number 2 contributions by:
何京蕴 Anouchka van DRIEL (NL), Michael EDDY (CA/USA), 方丹敏 Barbara FANG, 飞雅 Beatrice Ferrari (CH), 高蓓 GAO Bei (CN), 何颖雅 Elaine W. HO (HK/USA), INSTANT HUTONG (IT), Fotini LAZARIDOU-HATZIGOGA (GR), 梁硕 LIANG Shuo (CN), 林美雅 Meiya LIN (CN), 卢迎华 Carol Yinghua LU (CN), 麦巅 MAI Dian (CN), 曲一箴 QU Yizhen (CN), RAQS Media Collective (IN), 陶醉 Claude TAO (CN), 海纳 Reinaart VANHOE (BE), 夏吉安 XIA Jian (CN), 颜腾 YAN Teng (CN)
具体信息 publication information:
传统印刷，4色彩印，卡书对裱装订 | 尺寸：185 x 250 mm | 页数：80页 + 28页别册（单色传统印刷）| 语言：简体中文/英语 | 限量：1年1期，500本 | 创刊号 ISSN 2078-8691 | 出版社：家作坊
80 pp. (offset 4/4) + 28pp. insert (offset 1/1), board book binding, 185 x 250 mm | Simplified Chinese and English | annual edition of 500 | ISSN: 2078-8691 | published by WWW.OURWORK.IS
《穿》杂志第二期出版于2010年5月。Wear journal number two printed May 2010.
1a Space (香港 Hong Kong), 艺鵠 Art & Culture Outreach (香港 Hong Kong), Amilal (北京 Beijing), 八英艺术书店 Baying Art Bookstore (武汉 Wuhan), Boekie Woekie (阿姆斯特丹 Amsterdam), Bookworm (北京 Beijing), Do you read me?! (柏林 Berlin), 渡口书店 Dukou Bookstore (上海 Shanghai), FakeSpace (北京 Beijing), Family (洛杉矶 Los Angeles), 黑蓝空间 (上海 Shanghai), 家作坊 HomeShop (北京 Beijing), iTohen (大阪 Osaka), 开闭开诗歌书店 (上海 Shanghai), Kubrick (北京 Beijing/香港 Hong Kong), 粒米 Lifeismore (上海 Shanghai), MCCM Creations the bookshop (香港 Hong Kong), Motto (柏林 Berlin), 国立国际美术馆 The National Museum of Art (大阪 Osaka), Ooga Booga (洛杉矶 Los Angeles), People’s Recreation Community (香港 Hong Kong), Printed Matter (纽约 New York), Pro QM (柏林 Berlin), South Willard (洛杉矶 Los Angeles), 勺子家 Spoon House (北京 Beijing), 三影堂摄影艺术中心 Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (北京 Beijing), 东八书店 Timezone 8 (北京 Beijing), 优伦斯当代艺术中心 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (北京 Beijing), World Food Books (墨尔本 Melbourne), WORM.shop (鹿特丹 Rotterdam), 西排艺术书房 CPAI Art House (广州 Guangzhou)
收藏 archived at:
1a Space (香港 Hong Kong), 亚洲艺术文献库 Asia Art Archive (香港 Hong Kong), e-flux reading room at FORMERLY the Building (柏林 Berlin), “The Generational: Younger than Jesus” publication archive at The New Museum (纽约 New York), 单向街图书馆 One-Way Street Library (北京 Beijing), PROGRAM Initiative for Art + Architecture (柏林 Berlin), 维他命北京的这个店“立面”图书馆 Vitamin Creative Space TheShop’s facades library (北京 Beijing)