Evident in Advance




We were invited by curator Adam Budak to design the catalogue for the Estonian representation at the 55th Venice Biennale. The exhibition presents the work of artist Dénes Farkas, who uses paper architecture and photography to question themes of organisation, control and the relationships between public and private spaces. Farkas’ work for the Estonian Pavilion is based on a dismantling and editing of the American writer Bruce Duffy’s 1987 novel The World as I Found It – a fictionalisation of the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein. We sought to make visible the links between Farkas’ own architecture of reflections and the physical worlds he cut out, assembled and photographed. Presented as a picture book of hundreds of curated photographs, with overlaid texts, essays and two bookmarks, the volume enables multitudinous ways of engaging an exhaustive compendium of work. Additionally, we provided the exhibition’s signage, posters and invitations, both of which make visual hints at the links between Farkas, Duffy and Wittgenstein.