London’s first Barterama, the printed matter swap fair
No money allowed, no commercial interest, open to all and free of charge!
Come exchange your books, magazines, t-shirts, postcards, flyers, posters, mugs and printed whatnots.
With special guests Luca Frei and Will Holder.
Featuring numerous stalls sponsored by, among others, Architectural Association Bookshop, Barbican Library and Bookshop, Book Works, Camberwell College of Arts Library, Camberwell Library, Camden Arts Centre, Chelsea College of Art and Design Library, Grafik Magazine, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lux, Oxfam, Peckham Library, Royal College of Art Library, South London Gallery, Thames & Hudson, and Whitechapel Gallery, as well as by designers, artists, and artists’ collectives including Abake, Xavier Antin, Wayne Dailey / For More Information, Dreck Records, Daniel Eatock, Europa, Ben Freeman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Marysia Lewandowska, Lucky PDF, Fraser Muggeridge studio, Kasia Korczak, Plum with Kaisa Lassinaro, Megan Sullivan, Chris Svensson, Visual Editions and Public Works. What remains after the fair will be donated to Oxfam.
Organised by Occasional Papers
Sunday 26 July 2009, 11am–5pm
Barbican Centre, London
Part of the Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969–2009 exhibition
Nicolas Filloque et Adrien Zammit (élèves en section Image imprimée et section Design graphique)
“Nous définissons notre recherche, en bref, par la question de savoir comment avoir une pratique politique de communication politique?
Ce travail nous l’avons entamé avec un mémoire sur l’histoire et l’actualité des formes de communication qui servent — ou desservent — les organisations à but non lucratif (collectivités territoriales, institutions publiques, associations, etc.). Pour faire suite à cette analyse-critique, nous avons défini des hypothèses théoriques utopiques, une méthode non-dogmatique (émancipatrice dirions-nous), avons procédé a de micro-expérimentations avec trois organisations d’éducation populaire et réalisé des essais esthétiques. Notre réflexion graphique s’étend des formes de diffusion aux formes plastiques, en passant par la question des supports, et s’attarde sur l’organisation du travail et du partage pédagogique.
Notre trajectoire est à envisager comme un dédale, sans cesse enrichie par l’observation des expériences d’autres artistes, sans doute étendue par de futurs autres «militants-graphistes».”
Tone it down/pull it back. The future never gets old. Metahaven discusses online utopian impulses. Rob Giampietro and David Reinfurt have a slightly phased conversation. Kate McKinney Maddalena provides the etymology of the word “mundane.” Task interviews the NASA Earth Observatory. Randy Nakamura tries to hold back his emotions. Catalogtree predicts the future. Daniel Eatock, LUST, Peter Bilak, Sean Donahue, Mr. Keedy, Zak Kyes, and Wayne Daly describe things that never happened. Paul Elliman climbs the Tower of Song. Jimmy Carter addresses alien races. Apollo 8 gets unscripted. Buckminster Fuller coins a term. Christian Bale meets Ettore Sottsass. Google organizes the world. All this in the span of a day, the palm of your hand.
A group of students from different departments at UdK Berlin initiated a temporary bookshop to be installed at the 2009 UdK summer show.
For the first time all publications released at UdK Berlin as well as a large selection of student publications will be made available at one spot.
The bookshop will be open from July 16th through July 19th, with events such as architect Günther Zamp Kelp’s final lecture on thursday, July 16th, and a panel discussion with German Graphic Designers Fons Hickmann, Eike König from HORT and Mario Lombardo on July 18th.
Kim de Groot‘s research project deals with the inverted relation between image and reality. Moving from representation to the performative, from the visual to the infrastructural, images are no longer created to represent a reality but to manage it. Does the organizational role of images take over the significance of their visuality?
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter at the Badischer Kunstverein, curated by AA Bronson, presents a comprehensive overview of the organization, focusing on the philosophy established by its founders in 1976. Printed Matter was intended as an experiment in art as democratic form: from the modest books published in the late 70s to the most recently produced Artist and Activists pamphlet by The Center for Tactical Magic (published just last week!), the publications demonstrate an interest in a broad distribution, and an openness to critical content.
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
July 03 – September 06, 2009
Printed Matter.Learn To Read Art is the focus of a second exhibition as part of Museo de Arte Cotemporáneo de Castilla y León’s Showcase Project. Curated by Catherine Krudy, it is part reading room, part exhibition; the installation features a large selection of Printed Matter publications available to be read by visitors to the Museum, and highlights from thirty-three years of editions.
MUSAC: Museo de Arte Cotemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
July 11, 2009 – January 10, 2010