Archive for August 28th, 2009
Miss Read invited international publishers to show their Artist Books.
September 4 to 6, 2009
Opening: Friday, 04.09.2009, 3 – 7 pm
Saturday, 05.09. + Sunday, 06.09.2009, noon – 7 pm
2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles | argobooks, Berlin | BAS/Bent, Istanbul | basso magazin, Berlin | Book Works, London | Christoph Keller Editions bei JRP|Ringier, Zurich | Dexter Sinister, New York | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich | GAGARIN, Antwerp | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago | information as material, York | MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent | Michalis Pichler, Berlin | onestar press/Three Star Books, Paris | P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana | Passenger Books, Berlin/Montreal | Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen | Printed Matter, Inc., New York | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Salon Verlag, Cologne | Schlebrügge.Editor/Fama & Fortune Bulletin, Vienna | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne | ZINE’S MATE, Tokyo
Imprint: Artist Books from Berlin
b_books | Michael Baers | Anita Di Bianco | DADDY | extra verlag | FUKT | The Green Box | Holzwarth Publications | Martin Schmitz Verlag | Memphis, Times, Courier | Merve Verlag | mono.kultur | Peperoni Books | REPRODUKT | Revolver Publishing | Roman Schramm | Starship | Barbara Wien | Westphalie Verlag | /100
Miss Read invites a number of international publishers and artists to present their artist books at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. An artist book is always an opportunity for an artist to create a very personal and direct artistic form. Artist books also represent the forefront of contemporary innovative publishing, addressing questions of presentation and circulation, and new distribution strategies. Together with KW and the Berlin publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler, Miss Read has invited around 30 international publishers and independent projects to the first event of this kind in Berlin, which aims to highlight the diversity and innovation in contemporary publishing.
Miss Read has organized an accompanying program of lectures and presentations with artists, publishers, and graphic designers. On Saturday, September 5, from 3 to 9 pm and on Sunday, September 6, from 3 to 7 pm there will be discussions every hour with Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister, New York), Antonia Hirsch (Fillip, Vancouver), Christoph Keller, Jonathan Monk, Stephan (Pronto) Müller, Temporary Services (Chicago), and others. The full list of participants will be posted at http://www.kw-berlin.de and on facebook.
In early September there are three further events on artistic publishing in Berlin:
On September 3, 2009, at 7 pm the exhibition KIOSK Modes of Multiplication will open in the Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. KIOSK is a travelling and continually expanding archive on the status of independent publishing in the field of contemporary art since the 1990s. This project was founded by Christoph Keller in 2001 and has been hosted by more than 20 international institutions – including KW in 2005. In 2007 the archive was purchased by the Kunstbibliothek. www.smb.museum
From September 4 to 12, 2009 the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008 will be shown at the magazine store do you read me?! at Auguststr. 28. Since 1999 the Swiss Federal Office for Culture organizes a yearly competition of the most beautiful books. Opening: September 4, 2009, 6 pm. www.doyoureadme.de
On September 5, 2009, the magazine store Motto will be staging the event UNTER DEM MOTTO. One Day Self Publishing Fair from noon to midnight. Nieves books, Rollo Press and Motto have brought together 40 independent publishers who will present their publications at Motto and in the neighboring Chert Galerie. www.mottodistribution.com
MISS READ is a joint event by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler.