Title: Wild Sea Money
Author: Vasco Barata
Date: 2017
Year: 2017
Format: 210 x 297 mm, stapled with plastic dustjacket 
Pages: 24
Printing: HP Indigo
Language: Portuguese and English

Wild Sea Money was the title of Vasco Barata’s exhibition at Sismógrafo, an independente artists’ space in Porto. The artist’s work crosses references as James Joyce’s “Ulysses”,  the logo of the punk band Black Flag or Thoreau’s “Walden”, the wilderness of nature meets the urban backpacker. “Portrait of a landscape on the verge of extinction, hard-core abstractionism: an exhibition made by an hiker that, beyond beauty, can see the simulacra of our civilization.” This catalogue features essays by curator João Silvério and Sismógrafo’s artistic director Óscar Faria and several installation views. 

* Selected by DGLB's Book Design Prize 2018.