For Albert Oehlen’s solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, Zak Group has designed a slender, unbound artist book that functions as an extension of the display. The John Graham Remix is a series of works dating from the 1980s until today, in which the artist reshuffles elements from Graham’s Tramonto Spaventoso (1940–49) in the tradition of abstract and surrealist painting. As the centerpiece of the exhibition, Oehlen created a site-specific installation of large-scale paintings, turning the domed heart of the gallery into a reinterpretation of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
In the catalogue, full-bleed reproductions of paintings and charcoal drawings are compiled into a bundle of large-format sheets to mirror Oehlen’s layered display. These matt-coated spreads are held together by a clear acetate cover screen-printed with a drawing made especially for the artists book. The title is featured on the cover and repeated on the poly bag enclosing the publication.