20.07.2011  •  Art NEWS


BOOK GAGA •  Pictoplasma presents Not A Toy - stirred, shaken, knitted. Photographic metamorphoses on GoSee

Pictoplasma presents the book ‘Not a Toy’ here on GoSee.

And what else remains to be written about a cover that features a man that looks like a whole body tumour made of knitwear? The book does what the cover promises – women in skin-coloured latex, traditional costume on acid, facial wigs – we love!

Pictoplasma on their publication: "Over the last decade, they have playfully sampled and remixed their way through visual codes and media, confronting the viewer head-on, regardless of cultural background. Now, this aesthetic strategy has a strong influence on contemporary fashion design.

International artists create playful dresses, avant-garde costumes and hairstyles, re-inventing the human body and sending their radical, new characters onto the catwalk and beyond.

The vast, colourful compilation, edited by Greek cultural organisation for fashion research ATOPOS cvc contemporary visual culture, highlights an international scene of established designers, including Issey Miyake, Walter Van Beirendonck, Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons, Hussein Chalayan and Bernhard Willhelm.

It features the work of contemporary artists such as Nick Cave, Olaf Breuning, Boris Hoppek, the Yes Men, Lucy & Bart, and introduces surprising, upcoming talents – Gareth Pugh, Christophe Coppens, Cassette Playa, Charlie Le Mindu, Shin Murayama and many others."

Not a toy
350 pages, 18,4 × 22,3 cm / 7.24 × 8.78 in
hardcover, fully coloured
isbn 978-3-942245-02-9
49.50 EUR / 39.50 GBP / 60.00 USD
Berlin, Germany