Sternthal Pop Up Shop @ The Brown Hotel

by Anna Kopito | 03.09.14

Independent Publishing Sternthal Books has opened a pop up shop for art books, art editions, and handmade design objects at The Brown Hotel in honor of their three newest publications, including the Berlin based photographer Boris Kralj’s ‘My Belgrade’ and ‘The Urburb’, which accompanied the Venice Biennale for Architecture in Venice this past June.

This Thursday there will be a closing party for the shop in celebration of The Urburb: Patterns of Contemporary Living, Sternthal’s latest edition. What is The Urburb? Essentially, it is everything that is NOT Tel Aviv: Neither urban nor suburban, but a 21st century mesh; a mosaic that dominates nearly 80% of the contemporary Israeli built environment. The Book, designed by the award-winning design studio Gimel2, brings together the cultural, political, and social aspects of the Urburban way of life: Architectural photography (with contribution by Aviad Bar Ness and Telavivian’s Yael Engelhart); theoretical texts by notable Israeli professor and scholars (such as Prof. Zvi Efrat and Dr. Tamar Berger) and short stories by Amos Oz, Eshkol Nevo and Julia Fermentto.

Come meet the curators and watch a special screening from the exhibition at the Israeli Pavilion in the Giardini,  Thursday, September 4th at 7 pm at Sternthal Books’ Pop-Up Shop in The Brown Hotel. The shop features hand made T-shirts by Ravid Haaken, Misha Skaletsky, and jewelry by Sapir, alongside all of the independent publishing houses editions, as well as zines, independently created artist books, and art editions.

The evening will also feature a presentation of fashion designs from Turning the tables, a Tel Aviv based NGO which provides design training and life assistance for women exiting  the sex trade. Ian Sternthal is also producing a fashion video starring the women and their designs for The Sternthal Journal. Watch an interview with Turning the Tables’ Tamar and Lilach on Orly and Guy, Here.

About Sternthal Books: An art group and book publishing company which is devoted to spreading ideas through visual culture. “Our mission is both to help artists conceive, produce, and distribute publications to audiences around the world, as well as to initiate a series of our own political picture books where philosophical issues are broached with images” says Ian Sternthal.

Sternthal Pop Up Shop @ The Brown Hotel:

25 Kalischer St / Sunday – Thursday from 2-9 PM & Friday from 10-3 PM / Closing Sept 8th

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Written by Gili Merin.


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