AW 2020

Pre-order now, dispatched in early December.

372 pages

20x25cm / 8x10inch

Contributing artists

Torbjørn Rødland

Roe Ethridge


Anton Corbijn

Blommers & Schumm

Tim Gutt

Till Janz

Işamaya Ffrench

Clifford Jago

Stella Murphy

Erlend Peder Kvan

Andrew Emond

and many more


FKA Twigs

Shayne Oliver


Miranda July

Emma Corrin

Matthew M. Williams


Caroline Polachek

Sharon Eyal

Philippe Parreno

Moses Sumney

In 1993, Buffalo Zine’s Arts Editor-at-Large Hans Ulrich Obrist, sat down with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lazier at Café Select in Paris, where they began discussing an imaginary exhibition. Titled ‘Do It’, the exhibition would be built through sets of instructions given by contemporary artists, and freely available for anyone to interpret.


A few years later, after this new exhibition model had travelled the globe and the list of contributors had expanded, it became a book, titled ‘Do It’: a public how-to guide for creating art that was part manual, part creative cookbook, and part do-it-yourself kit.


Under the restrictions and limitations imposed by the circumstances of the past months, the spirit of the ‘Do It’ project has never felt more relevant. So for this issue of Buffalo, Hans Ulrich asked six artists to give us an instructions each that we have followed in the making of the magazine:


1. Avoid the straight line (Caroline Polachek)

2. Try the same idea in different ways (Shayne Oliver aka Leech)

3. Use only one typeface: Univers Black (Matthew M. Williams)
4. Do it through the lens of your best friend (FKA Twigs)

5. And as if nobody was going to buy the magazine (Miranda July)

6. Tell the truth. And a little lie. (Philippe Parreno)


We hope you enjoy the way Buffalo does it