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FAR–NEAR is a curated cross-cultural book series broadening perspectives of Asia through image, person, idea and history to unlearn the inherent dominative mode.

Spanning from Turkey to Japan, each volume focuses on a specific theme and has thus far featured Shirin Neshat, Takashi Homma, 9m88, The Beijing Opera, Porochista Khakpour, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Slavs and Tatars, Ma Thanegi, Bo Songvisava, Ayse Erkmen, Mona Saudi, Richie Shazam, Hitoshi Fugo, Keisuke Asano, Nick Sethi, Pixy Liao and more.
Vol 1 launched in 2018 and explores the concept of movement – an act of taking control of your body, changing physical or mental location, arrival and departure by working together to push forward a way of thinking.
Vol 2 focuses on taste–distaste through food, drink, flavor, recipe, hospitality, style, agriculture and aesthetic.

Featured Contributors:
Takashi Homma, Nick Sethi, Mona Saudi, Ayşe Erkmen, Hitoshi Fugo, Pouran Jinchi, Yuan Yao, Pixy Liao, The Beijing Opera, Richie Shazam, Kim Shui, Commission, Rui Zhou, Breadface, Shirin Neshat, Ma Thanegi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Slavs and Tatars, Zhang Huan, Shintaro Sakamoto, Keisuke Asano, 9m88

Ongoing Contributors
Paul Bui, Kee Byung-keun, Angela Carbone, Chiao Chen, Mary Chen, Jennifer Cheng, Jenny Dorsey, Anna Furman, Riya Hamid, Kim Ho, Weishan Hu, Nhu Xuan Hua, Momo Ikeda, Cynthia Koppe, Alex Lee, Vivien Lee, Peter Ash Lee, Richard Licha, Angela Lin, Sayaka Maruyama, Dan McMahon, Sara Mon, Lindsey Okubo, Maryam Omidi, Yu Peng, Qin Xione, Sahrish Rahman, James J Robinson, Dorothy Sing Zhang, Ashley Soong, Apoorva Tadepalli, Camily Tsai, David Ai Wang, Zhi Wei, Alice Yang, Yuan Yao
The Team:
Lulu Yao Gioiello: Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Ariana King: Senior Editor
Urara Muramatsu: Contributing Editor
Patty Lu: West Coast Contributing Editor

i-D; This vibrant art book is saying 'fuck you' to Asian stereotypes, 02.2020
Nowness; Yellow, 12.2019
Office Magazine; Far to Near, and Back Again, 07.2019
Flaunt Magazine; FAR–NEAR: TASTE | DISTASTE, 06.2019
Nowness China; Fades and Braids Debut, 04.2019
Sukeban; FAR–NEAR Volume 2, 04.2019
Document Journal; ‘Fades and Braids,’ the short film exploring Asian identity through hairstyles, 04.2019
It’s Nice That; Far Near is a curated book series broadening the perspectives of Asia, 10.2018
Self Publish Be Happy; FAR–NEAR Volume 1, 08.2018
Sukeban; An interview with Lulu Yao Gioiello, the curator of FAR–NEAR: a new book series broadening perspectives of Asia, 08.2018
Galdem Zine; FAR-NEAR: A new book series broadens the boundaries of Asian identity, 06.2018
Document Journal; A new cross-cultural book series will help you ‘unlearn’ the tired narratives on Asian identity, 06.2018
Hero Magazine; Challenging Western conceptions of Asia through beautiful photography, 04.2018
New York Magazine’s The Cut; The Art Director With a Clothing Line and Magazine, 10.2017