Other Work

Paramos Infinitos: 2016 Artist E-Book Poster

by Paul Chan for Badlands Unlimited


¡Que se joda Trump y sus amigos racistas!

At first glance, this limited-edition poster registers as an energetic announcement for a Latino DJ or a merengue club night. But, upon approaching, one is shocked to lock eyes with a Velázquezian royal family dropped into a chaotic present moment. Packed with mysterious detail, Paramos Infinitos contains an historical arc that stretches from politically charged cosmos to the raw anarchy of nineties punk DIY posters.

Designed alongside the launch of 7 new artist e-books, one discovers multitudes by peering into the spaces between slanderous Spanish text and the Mapplethorpian photographs of the authors. Like the saints nestled in the arches of Chartres, the authors’ identities are juxtaposed with astrological signs and vernacular symbols. The merengue club enters the Gothic cathedral, and Freefonts.com rises from its pews.


Full color limited edition poster

18" x 24"

45.72cm x 60.96cm


Paul Chan for Badlands Unlimited

Paul Chan is a New York-based artist. A survey entitled Selected Works was mounted by Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland (April 11-October 19, 2014). His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012; Before The Law, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2011-12; Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrê, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008; 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2008; 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2007; and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2006. Solo exhibitions include: My Laws are My Whores, The Renaissance Society and the University of Chicago, Chicago, 2009; Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2008; Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London and New Museum, New 2007–2008; Paul Chan, Para/Site art space, Hong Kong, 2006. Chan founded Badlands Unlimited in 2010.