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New Shelves + New Books = Bökship opening on Sunday 29 March, 2 – 5pm

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March 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

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In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas

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February 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

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How to get to the Bökship by boat

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February 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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XArchive at Rupert, Vilnius, 2015

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XARCHIVE RUPERT

The XArchive is a collection of over 100 books that were launched between 2008 – 2014 at X Marks the Bökship, a bookshop for independent publishers in London, UK. Each book launch was accompanied by a reading, performance, screening, exhibition or discussion. Publishers include And Public, Article Press, Bedford Press, LemonMelon, Precinct, Primary Information, Spector Books, True, True, True and The Everyday Press and range from art and design journals to art writing essays, poetry zines and artists’ books.

The XArchive will be housed at the Reading Room at Rupert, Vilnius between January and June 2015 where residents and visitors can use it as a resource. The aim of the travelling collection is to take a snapshot of recent independent arts publishing and distribute these ideas to new audiences and places. The XArchive has travelled to Karlsruhe and Berlin in Germany, Arnhem in Holland and Cardiff in Wales. XBooks

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January 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

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Publication as Practice #6: Open Books, Volume E, Final draft / Wednesday 3 December 2014, 7pm

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Publication as Practice II
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications

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#6: Open Books, Volume E, Final draft
Organised by Charlotte Cheetham and Sophie Demay.
Wednesday 3 December 2014, 7pm
Event starts at 7.15pm

With a wandering by Alexandru Balgiu from ‘The New Rational Typewriting’ and contributions from Paul Bailey, Angélique Buisson, Loraine Furter, Valérian Goalec, Aurélien Mole, Museum of Museum, Ghazaal Vojdani and Eleanor Vonne Brown.

The event is based on Open Books most recent chapter, Volume E. It acts as a 3D Mock up of the chapter. A final draft before it goes to print. A live edit. A rehearsal.

Since 2010, the project Open Books has been playing with the idea of spaces: the space of the book – its representation as an object – and the book in the space – the systems of its display in exhibitions.

This event lies precisely in between these spaces, at their crossroads, margins and intervals.
A second edition of Open Books that includes volume E, is to be released in early 2015 and published by Hato Press.

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November 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

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Launch of THE VISUAL EVENT / Friday 28 November 2014, 6.30pm

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The Visual Event

Launch of THE VISUAL EVENT
An Education in Appearances
Edited by Oliver Klimpel
Spector Books 2014

An evening

with objects by Constanze Hein and Ann Richter,

a video by Jan Blessing,

a special performance by Marie Lautsch, Patrick Müller, Léon Auffenberg and Oliver Klimpel,

and the book

Is it possible to understand graphic-design as a practice beyond an object-centric approach, as a practice beyond the conception and production of well-designed and printed artefacts? Which other potentials to create a public should be considered integral to design as an activity? This book explores which graphic, spatial and temporal forms such a situational practice could take, and tests the idea of the “visual event” from various perspectives of visual culture. It compiles numerous contributions by artists, academics, designers, architects, and students of the System-Design Class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.

With contributions by Oliver Klimpel, James Hellings, Planning-To-Rock, Eva Weinmayr, Carolin Lerch, Mia Frostner and Robert Sollis (EUROPA), William Haggard, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Friedrich Tietjen, Franciska Zólyom, and students of the System-Design Class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.

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November 25, 2014 at 9:08 am

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Publication as Practice II # 4. Jarosław Kozłowski / Wednesday 19 November

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Publication as Practice II
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications

This talk series by artists, writers, designers and publishers covers a range of concepts behind artist books and experimental publications. Speakers include Simon Morris (Information as Material), James Langdon, Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale (Performance as Publishing), FormContent, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Sophie Demay & Charlotte Cheetham,
Events take place on Wednesday evenings between September – December 2014. FREE.Wednesday 1 October 2014, 7pm

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# 4. Fragmentation of Time and Space
Jarosław Kozłowski
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 7pm
Talk starts at 7.15pm

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The art books of Jarosław Kozłowski (1945, Poland) have their roots in conceptualism.
Kozłowski’s work is marked by a critical-analytical discourse with art and the mechanisms of perception, self-reflection and the building of correlations between the grammar of the artistic language and the sphere of meaning. In the 1970s the artist created works of a purely linguistic nature; they reflected his interest in language games and puns. Kozłowski will talk about the books he produced during this time and refer them to the time and art context of the 70s.

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November 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

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