Printed Matter and Endless Editions are pleased to release Nada, a new 6-color risograph edition (with metallic gold ink) collaboratively made by designer/artist Somnath Bhatt and composer/sound artist Nicolás Jaar in light of the release of ‘Telas’ (2020), their upcoming sound/image collaboration (out July 17 on Jaar’s Other People label). The digitally-drawn image from Bhatt is realized in his distinctive minimalist style that sits between the digital and the gestural. The work features a facing pair of one-horned bulls, a serpent, and a collection of smaller emblems, inscriptions, and other decorative embellishments that draw from the larger universe of Telas—a world in constant folding and unfolding.
The image features a poem that is whispered in the first movement of Telas (Telahora):
Nada lo que veo
Nada lo que soy
Nada en lo que es ser nada
Nada en la nada
Nada lo que doy
Nada is published in an edition of 500 copies, with printed signature on the verso. This fundraising edition is produced in collaboration with Endless Editions on occasion of the first Virtual Brooklyn Art Book Fair (V-BKABF), presented by Endless Editions.
Somnath Bhatt is a Designer ෴ and an Artist.
Currently writes and designs for the Walker Art Center
Rhode Island School of Design ⍭ 2017
Born and raised in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
His interests are broad; they
range from technology,
to multilingual typography and
traditional crafts. Seeking
the new in the old, and the old in the new
is his favorite form of making.
His work was shown at ICA, London, Institute of New Connotative Action, Seattle WA, Lewisham Art House, UK, Wrong Biennale Oslo Norway, Welcome To Junior High in West Hollywood, CA, RISD Museum in Providence, RI, Resort Gallery, Baltimore, ICA Philadelphia, Art Week Dubai, the Yale Odd & Ends Book Fair, and New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Art Book Fair, NYC.
Nicolás Jaar is a Chilean musician born in NY. ‘Telas’ is his 6th album and follows ‘Cenizas’ from earlier this year. He has collaborated with choreographer Stéphanie Janaina, composer Patrick Higgins, artist Maziyar Pahlevan, musician FKA twigs, and is part of experimental research ensemble ‘Shock Forest Group’. He currently runs the Other People label (which has released music by Lydia Lunch, Pierre Bastien, Lucrecia Dalt, DJ Slugo, John Wall, and more) and helms a sound-artist residency program in a converted food shack in the West Bank (artists so far have included Rolando Hernández and Sebastian Jatz Rakowicz).