I recently received the numbers of the year 2011 sales of the Subjective Atlas of Hungary. Between August and December 2011 the book was sold in around 2200 copies domestically and so made it to the second-most sold book in one of the 3 categories by the prestigious HVG Könyvek publisher.
Thanks to our international distributor Idea Books, atlas entered international bookstores (as also reported by friends from the Netherlands and Brooklyn).
During Budapest Design Week 2011, Kitchen Budapest media lab and HVG Könyvek publisher organise a workshop in relation to the Subjective Atlas of Hungary, a book published in summer 2011. Workshop participants can create custom covers for the atlas, and they can take their custom-printed copies home right away. Find out more at http://szubjektivatlasz.kibu.hu/?p=937&lang=en.
Finally we are about to release the Subjective Atlas of Hungary, a book that I curated and co-edited in the past year. For this publication, fifty young visual authors were invited to put their homeland in perspective. At the launch event you can hold a copy in your hands and meet the authors and editors of the atlas.
14 August 2011, Sunday 4pm
WAMP – the Hungarian Design Market
Budapest, district 5, Erzsébet Square. (indoor in case of rainy weather).
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You can find out more about the atlas at subjectiveatlas.kibu.hu where you can even take a look inside.
The launch of the Subjective Atlas of Hungary was scheduled for April at first, but this deadline was repeatedly postponed until the end of June 2011. Progress after the workshop in November has slowed down to some extent as corrections take longer than expected. Now we see we can’t keep this deadline either, so hopefully we can publish it by the beginning of July 2011.
Here is a quick spread overviewing all pages:
On January 23rd I met Annelys de Vet, Borsa Aliz and Kasnyik Anna in Annelys’ studio in Brussels to check the latest status of the Subjective Atlas of Hungary.
We contact some of the collaborators for minor updates in their works and to give titles to untitled works.
We made some photos of the work and some of a printed test copy. It is still very a draft but one can already see some connections between the narratives of the different works.
Major Hungarian weekly magazine HVG published a nice article on the ongoing project I am curating at Kitchen Budapest.
The workshop runs from 22 November until 3 December 2010 and includes collective brainstorming, talks by invited speakers, presentations as well as optional programs for socializing and cultural outlook.