In 2010, Nikola Jankovic, an architect by training, launched the B2 publishing house, specializing in theoretical texts written at the intersection of architecture, politics, utopianism and urbanism. Jankovic puts out books that are unorthodox, forgotten, underrated or unexamined. After starting with mainly small format (smaller than a pocketbook) publications, he scaled up with projects like La Mer de l’Intranquillité, conceived in collaboration with Sarah Vadé. On view in OSMOSCOSMOS, the book retraces the saga of the last thirteen Apollo missions, drawing from the 33,000 photos in the NASA archives. The duration covered (several thousand hours) spanning almost 3,000 images reveals the hidden side of infinite interior voyages in the terrifying silence of the cosmos or on desert plains lit by lunar sunlight.
*1969, lives and works in Paris
*1991, lives and works in Lyon
NIKOLA JANKOVIC & SARAH VADÉ, DOUBLE PAGE DE/SPREAD FROM: LA MER DE L’INTRANQUILITÉ. L’ODYSSÉE APOLLO 4-17. 9 NOVEMBRE 1967 - 19 DÉCEMBRE 1972 / SEA OF INTRANQUILLITY. APOLLO 4-17 ODYSSEY. NOVEMBER 9, 1967 - DECEMBER 19, 1972.