First Last Booklet Series #5, 36th & Samson by Na Kim
Designed by Nick Massarelli
1st Edition of 50, 12 pages, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, bookmark included
This series of images was created as a sketch for Na Kim’s installation, FFC on 6, 7, 8, at ICA Philadelphia. In her installation, FFC on 6, 7, 8 she brings her two-dimensional investigations to life in space and at an architectural scale. The installation is inspired by architect Adele Naude Santos's original vision for ICA's building, which embraced the potential of its location as a nexus where the Penn campus meets the city, using its large glass windows to connect people with the art inside and life on the street. Bringing renewed attention to the building's gridded structure, FFC on 6, 7, 8 spans from the eastside windows into the lobby, mezzanine, and beyond, animating what Kim describes as the "social conscious" of ICA.
The First Last Booklet Series features the work of one artist per issue. Each issue consists of 12-ish images, laid out over 12 pages, with one image per page. The booklets are released monthly-ish in editions of 25-ish.