MARTIN BECK, The Aspen Complex
Here at castillo/corrales, we love books, that’s nothing new. Over the past weeks, new titles—impressive, engaging, stimulating ones—have kept dropping on the shelves of our in-house bookstore. New releases by Walther Koenig, Hatje Cantz, Valiz, Sternberg Press, Hyphen Press, A.R.T Press, and many more, are now ready to find their way into your soon-to-be-packed holiday suitcase, your relaxed fit linen jacket pocket, or your Manifesta 9 /documenta 13 /Art 43 Basel totes (unless you’d rather, and rightly so, boast on your shoulder the castillo/corrales’ Will Holder- or Åbäke-designed ones).
One of these new titles particularly strikes out: The Aspen Complex, edited by artist Martin Beck, with essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Alice Twemlow, Felicity D. Scott, which was published by Sternberg Press, Berlin.
On Wednesday June 20, at 7pm, we will give the Aspen Complex a live presentation, with an introduction by Martin Beck, followed by a screening of IDCA 1970 by Eli Noyes and Claudia Weill—a rarely seen documentary short on the events of the 1970 International Design Conference in Aspen—continued with a discussion, and concluded by a round of drinks.