FAR–NEAR is a curated cross-cultural book series aimed at broadening the perspective of Asia through image, person, idea and history to unlearn the inherent dominative mode.
Spanning from Turkey to Japan, each volume focuses on a specific theme and opens conversations with artists, writers, performers, photographers.
Volume 1: On Movement
Launched in summer 2018, the inaugural issue focused 'on movement' and featured Shirin Neshat, 9m88, The Beijing Opera, Porochista Khakpour, Juri Onuki, The Rohingya Exodus and more. It has gained recognition from New York Magazine, It's Nice That, Document Journal, Gal-dem Zine, Sukeban Magazine and Self Publish Be Happy, and is currently stocked internationally at art bookstores, galleries and boutiques.
Volume 2: Taste–Distaste
For the second installment of the series, we focused on "taste-distaste," curating stories and recipes from tastemakers around the globe and across industries to create an explorative book on agriculture, aesthetic, food and style.
From Armenia to Myanmar, our collaborators for this volume include Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ayşe Erkmen, Slavs and Tatars, Richie Shazam, Ma Thanegi, Bo Songvisava of Bo.Lan, Hitoshi Fugo, Keisuke Asano, Nick Sethi, Pixy Liao, Winson Brooklyn and more.
Where you come in
FAR–NEAR is an independently funded passion project built out of the love, dedication and pockets of those creating it. We need your help to keep going!
Your pledges will go directly into the $11,000 in printing costs, $4,000 in editorial production and compensation and $1,500 for the launch party (that we hope you will attend!).
If you find yourself unable to financially support, we would love if you can share with friends, family and any relevant media channels. Additionally, we are always open to new collaborators and volunteers and would love to be in touch!
Please refer to the reward column on the right for various pledge levels and details on how to support while getting a hand on volume 2!
Risks and challenges
We are planning to go to print this month, but it is possible that printing details will set back the publication date. That said, we have left a small margin of time in order to accommodate if that should occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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