The New World 1, The Application

Josef Strau, 2014

out of print

The first of two books published alongside Strau’s Renaissance Society exhibition, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, this imagines itself as a more personal petition for immigrant status in lieu of formal legal paperwork.

Text has often played a role in Strau’s previous sculptural and installation-based work; however, here his writings for the first time take the form of an independent book (described by him as “a kind of treasure island adventure novel”) that serves a structuring function, determining the production and selection of objects on view in the exhibition.

Softcover, 108 pages