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Book Fairs in Berlin

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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 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.

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.

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.

MISS READ is a joint event by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler.

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August 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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LET Launch – Lagniappe by Nick Santos-Pedro

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Wednesday 26 August
6.30 – 9pm

Launch of LET

LAGNIAPPE by Nick Santos-Pedro
Artwork by Neil Porter

There will be a reading by Nick Santos-Pedro at 7.45pm

LET is a series of ___lets for experimental writing


I treasure your typos, it means

you are human and rush and feel like

everybody needs you and

you try so hard

but spelling is a fucking bore

and people know what you mean

they aren’t that stupid, oftentimes.

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August 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Last week to see EDIT exhibition

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This is the last week to see the Camberwell MA Book Art exhibition showing in the bookshop. Here is an overview of  some of the works on show.

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August 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

gARTdening – New work from Kirsty Harris

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Tuesday 18th August 2009 5-9pm
62 Cranmer rd
Forest Gate
E7 0JL

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Over the summer the garden became Kirsty’s second studio. The pull of the outdoors was too much to bear and sitting down at a desk to work became a less frequent scenario. There was nothing to do but embrace the situation and she began experimenting with text pieces in the space. A poem lurks in the undergrowth and many cress works have come and gone as she literally ate her words.

The new piece specifically made for this evening, from approx 10,230 seeds, will not last. The answer to the question written in soil is, at once, the most simple and the most inconceivably complicated. Regailing different responses – the notions of parallel universes or many-worlds can be dismissed as simply absurd but, the “what if” scenario delightfully tortures us all.

Further reading etc;
Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott.
The Universe in a Nutshell – Stephen Hawking.
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll.
Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman.
Licey’s Story – Stephen King.
The Time Machine – H. G. Wells.
The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams.
Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly & related text – The Philosophy of time travel and Donnie Darko.

Recommended Wikipedia searches;
“many-worlds interpretation”
“quantum suicide and immortality”
“Schrödinger’s cat”
“objective reality”
“Copenhagen interpretation”

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August 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

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Translator in Residence

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Arthur Swindells will be translating Politique du rebelle, by Michel Onfray during August. Please come an visit him to talk about his translation during his residency or add comments for him on this blog.


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August 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm