English / Korean
Published by Mediabus (Seoul, South Korea)
Printed in South Korea
15 x 10.5 cm, 344 pages, color, thread sewn, softcover
Designed by Shin Shin
The project “Xsport on Paper” stems from a previous research project “Pages of Latin America: Publishing as Artistic and Political Practice in Brazil, Peru, and Mexico” supported by Arts Travel Project by the National Culture and Arts Foundation in 2018.
With the support of the Visual Art Critic Project from the same foundation, Writing FACTory is published Xsport on Paper: Publishing as Artistic and Political Practice at Present in 2020, a collection of case studies in several countries from Latin America and Southeast Asia on such topic. The book constituted into three categories: Samizdat, Manifesto, and Archive. With each keyword shedding light on a way the gesture of writing entangles with politics, this book aims at providing the readers a general understanding of how people in those countries once colonized still fight with socio-economical turbulence from the historical burden.
About the author
Wenxuan Zhang is an artist and writer who questions the narratives of institutionalized historical structures by rereading, rewriting, and suggesting fictional alternatives. In 2018, he started the Lighting Factory project.
About the translator
Lim Kyung Yong has been running a small publishing company called Media Bus and a bookstore, The Book Society, since 2010. He planned a number of projects related to publishing and translated Alessandro Ludovico’s Post Digital Print.