The Homo Species: catalog

  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name presented at the Korean Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
  • ISBN 978-89-957810-8-1 97600
  • Text in English, French, and Korean
  • 35,000 won

The book is structured along the two broad categories of Lee Hyungkoo’s work: optical devices and fictitious fossil skeleton sculptures. The former exude an air of absurd precision and sinister obsession, while the pseudo-evolutionist sculptures in the latter category could plausibly be exhibits in a parallel universe’s natural history museum. The dual structure is reflected by the two different typographic styles employed in the book: the clean, almost hygienic Swiss modernism and the archaic, centered arrangement loosely based on the typography of the first edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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