Julia Weist

Profile of 2016 Future Great artist, selected by Orit Gat

By Orit Gat

Julia Weist, Reach, 2015, billboard, search result set, webpage, lamp in the artist’s home. Courtesy the artist and 14

At the time of writing this piece, there are 2,810 results on Google for the word ‘parbunkells’. When I first looked it up, Google only served up one result: Julia Weist’s website. Parbunkells means ‘coming together through the binding of two ropes’, and the word hadn’t been used much since the seventeenth century until in 2015 Julia Weist printed it on a billboard in Queens, New York as part of public art series 14x48. She called the project Reach, and…

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