Paper Weight — Genre-defining Magazines 2000 to Now / PIN-UP
"PIN–UP" magazine’s mission to provide "architectural entertainment" presents an idiosyncratic take on architecture and design that is meant to complement rather than compete with more conventional publications in the field. The New York-based title eschews technical plans for personal interviews and portraiture, alongside original artwork commissioned from artists and photographers not usually associated with architecture. "PIN–UP" regularly produces on-location special issues and supplements from cities and countries including Los Angeles, Berlin, and Brazil. Its international outlook and bold, award-winning design by Dylan Fracareta have created a new platform where architecture, art, and design can be rediscovered in relation to one another. "PIN–UP's" editor and creative director, Felix Burrichter, is also the curator of the exhibition "Paper Weight". The installation offers a two-way peepshow into the magazine that reflects the double entendre of its title (apart from describing scantily clad women photographed in suggestive poses, the term "pin-up" also refers to the traditional format in which architecture students present a project that is still a work in progress). The cutout cover lets visitors pose as the featured architects, artists, and designers from issue No. 12, while from the outside visitors are given a chance to use them as peepholes in order to voyeuristically peek inside a makeshift bedroom custom-designed by the Minneapolis-based design firm ROLU. In combination with the black-and-white bedroom wallpaper (an abstraction of layouts from issues past) the installation is a representation of "PIN–UP's" more intimate approach to the world of architecture.
First issue: 2006; founder: Felix Burichter; location: New York, USA; total issues to date: 14; publishing schedule: biannual; circulation: 27,500.
Stretch your view
Stretch your view
Paper Weight / Sang Bleu
"Sang Bleu" channels co-founders Maxime Büchi and Jeanne-Salomé Rochat’s fascination with body modification, fetish, and tattoos through the lenses of art, culture, and fashion. MORE
Paper Weight / Fantastic Man
Decidedly less product- and more Gestalt-driven, and always celebratory of the eccentricities inherent to a truly personal style, "Fantastic Man" emphasizes liberated discernment over tasteful conformity. MORE
Video on the exhibition "Paper Weight"
Introduction to the exhibition "Paper Weight — Genre-defining Magazines 2000 to Now" by curator Felix Burrichter. MORE
Paper Weight / White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel revolves around food and art, for which the notion of taste serves as both the catalyst and the lowest common denominator of a larger cultural conversation. MORE
Paper Weight / Bidoun
Focusing on art and culture in and from the Middle East, "Bidoun" encourages collaborations that surpass the borders of the culturally dynamic yet politically charged region. MORE
Paper Weight / Candy
Enlisting the power of desire, play, androgyny, and celebrity, "Candy" challenges the taboos usually associated with cross-dressing, transvestism, and transsexualism. MORE
Paper Weight: Press review
The exhibition review provides an enlightening insight into the presentation "Paper Weight — Genre-defining Magazines 2000 to Now". MORE
Exhibition program Jun—Oct 2013 on video
Director Okwui Enwezor's introductory video provides an overview of the museum's current exhibitions. MORE