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, 9m88, The Beijing Opera, Porochista Khakpour, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Slavs and Tatars, Ma Thanegi, Juri Onuki, Bo Songvisava, Richie Shazam, Hitoshi Fugo, Keisuke Asano, Nick Sethi, Pixy Liao and more.
VOLUME ONE launched in 2018 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.
VOLUME TWO focuses on taste–distaste through food, drink, flavor, recipe, hospitality, style, agriculture and aesthetic and is expected to release in spring 2019.
Contributors include Blake Abbie Hripsime Artinian Paul Bui Kee Byung-keun Angela Carbone Chiao Chen Mary Chen Jennifer Cheng Jenny Dorsey Forbabies Anna Furman Riya Hamid Kim Ho Weishan Hu Nhu Xuan Hua Momo Ikeda Ariana King Cynthia Koppe Alex Lee Vivien Lee Peter Ash Lee Richard Licha Angela Lin Patty Lu Sayaka Maruyama Dan McMahon Urara Muramatsu 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 Sara Mon
Lulu Yao GioielloEditor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Urara MuramatsuContributing Editor