Tauba Auerbach, S v Z
The book form is well suited to considerations of time and dimensions. These are concerns that preoccupy artist Tauba Auerbach. Auerbach’s research-based practice explores scientific forms and patterns — for instance, geometric structures such as waves and helixes. These interests manifest in a precise design sensibility that is apparent in every aspect of S v Z, the exhibition catalogue that originally was meant to accompany her postponed survey show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, curated by Joseph Becker and Jenny Gheith. A simplified color palette of silver, light gray, and black (except for full-color art reproductions) cohere this book as an object, reflecting Auerbach’s signature marbled papers, which serve as end-pages for this book and adorn the page edges.