CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOKS CONFERENCE

October 31st, 2010







The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference is a dynamic, two-day event focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture.
The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference is organized by Printed Matter, Inc. and The NY Art Book Fair, featuring more than 280 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, museums, galleries, and artists from twenty-four countries, exhibiting the very best of contemporary art publishing.

Programme extracts:

Typography and Writing
Without typography, the published word does not exist. How do contemporary writers engage with form? How have designers grappled with the concept of authorship? With the rise of digital publishing, writers have new opportunities to think about how their work is produced and distributed. This session will explore typography and design across a range of current publishing formats.
Participants include Ellen Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Maryland Institute College of Art; and Will Holder, artist, London.

Experimental Libraries and Reading Rooms
What constitutes an experimental library? What is the impetus to create such a library and what impact do such spaces have on our exchange of ideas, the conduct of research, or the creation of art? Does this impulse stem from a need to create an intellectual community outside of academia, address an underrepresented subject, articulate an intellectual curiosity, or is it simply nostalgia for printed books and libraries? These spaces share the common trait of presenting unique collections of research material to the public. Martha Wilson of Franklin Furnace will give an introductory presentation.
Participants include Wendy Yao, Ooga Booga; Andrew Beccone, the Reanimation Library; Robin Cameron and Jason Polan, the Assembled Picture Library; and Tiffany Malakooti and Babok Radboy, Bidoun Library. Moderated by Renaud Proch, Independent Curators International (ICI).

The Pedagogy of Artists’ Publications
Artists’ publications have a presence in academia beyond the usual bookmaking class. This session steps back from the technical aspects of publishing to survey the way in which this practice manifests within the classroom. How do conversations overlap or diverge from the DIY. ethos of artists’ zines? In what way might individuals and institutions continue to support the field of artists’ publications? By convening a group of practitioners from various backgrounds, including recent MFA-program graduates, this panel will explore the current climate of pedagogy surrounding artists’ publications.
Participants include Kirby Gookin, department of Art and Art Professions, New York University; Duncan Hamilton, department of Communications Design, Pratt Institute; Megan Plunkett and Daniel Wagner, The Kingsboro Press; and Ruby Sky Stiler, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. Moderated by Catherine Krudy, director, Printed Matter, Inc.

> complete schedule

November 5-6
The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York

Les plus beaux livres suisses 2009 – Mudac

October 29th, 2010

Les plus beaux livres suisses 2009

Tous les ouvrages en compétition en 2009, soit au total 411 livres, seront exposés au mudac de Lausanne, et non plus seulement les lauréats. Cette présentation est mise en scène par les jeunes designers Florian Kräutli et Katharina Ludwig.

Un catalogue, The Future Issue, consacré à l’avenir du livre à l’époque du numérique, paraît parallèlement à l’exposition. Des scientifiques, des éditeurs, des artistes et des designers y décrivent l’importance du numérique en partant de leur propre pratique et réfléchissent sur l’avenir du livre. Dans une interview, le jury revient sur les thèmes actuels traités dans ses séances, alors que son rapport remet les livres dans leur contexte. Ce catalogue constitue le troisième volet de la trilogie prévue sur trois ans « Past / Present / Future » ; il a été édité et réalisé pour la troisième et dernière fois par Laurenz Brunner en étroite collaboration avec Tan Wälchli.

3 novembre 2010 – 13 février 2011
Mudac, Lausanne

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Studio Temp & Studio Mousse

October 29th, 2010

Studio Temp



Studio Mousse


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LEIPZIG / LUZERN

October 29th, 2010






LEIPZIG / LUZERN
Graphic Design from Leipzig and Luzern exhibition
November 6–14, 2010
Weltformat, Luzern

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Formes Vives – conférence

October 29th, 2010





Dans le cadre d’un workshop avec des étudiant-e-s de La Cambre, l’atelier Formes Vives (Adrien Zammit et Nicolas Filloque) présentera son travail et méthode lors d’une conférence ouverte à tous.

Intention du Workshop:
“Comme nous serons en Belgique, nous travaillerons à la fois avec humour et sur un sujet politique «national» (la montée d’une xénophobie instrumentée par les politiciens, populisme qu’on peut d’ailleurs observer dans bien d’autres pays européens).
Le sujet est donc la xénophobie, l’outil en commun sera l’humour (sachant que chacun a son sens de l’humour). En amont de ce temps de travail collectif, nous avons mis en place un blog qui recense tout un paquet d’humours différents, qui sont autant d’expressions singulières portant des sujets très variés: www.formes-vives.org/humour

9 novembre, 20:30
Recyclart, Bruxelles

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Exhibiting the New Art: ‘Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form’ 1969

October 29th, 2010







Exhibiting the New Art
‘Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form’ 1969

The ‘new art’ of the late 1960s was shown in two landmark exhibitions in 1969: ‘Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form’. This book reveals how each brought together Arte Povera, Anti-Form, Conceptual and Land art, whilst challenging such categories and introducing innovative curatorial approaches.

This book inaugurates the Exhibition Histories series focusing on exhibitions of contemporary art from the past fifty years that have changed the way art is seen and made. Each title in the series will address a different theme in the history of curatorial practice, with specific reference to a particular exhibition or cluster of exhibitions.

Launch
- Friday 5 November 2010, 18:30, Swiss Institute, New York
with a conversation between Lawrence Weiner, Rafael Ferrer, and Keith Sonnier, moderated by Christian Rattemeyer
- Monday 29 November 2010, 18:30, Koenig Books, London

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mono.kultur – talk

October 28th, 2010






mono.kultur is a new interview magazine from Berlin. Questions and answers. Conversations with the interesting few. In full length and depth, extensive and unfiltered.
mono.kultur deals with art and culture – or rather with the people who make them happen. In the foreground is music, film, literature. And image. And architecture. And media. But behind them is a creative mind.
mono.kultur features one interview per issue, no more no less. Carefully selected and designed. No distractions, no gossip, no trendscouting. Instead we offer opinions, experiences, lives.

mono.kultur talk
Presentation by Editor Kai Von Rabenauand
and NODE Berlin Oslo
October 28, 7pm
Torpedo Books, Oslo

Civic City 2 – Design and Urban Segregation

October 28th, 2010



Civic City 2 – Design and Urban Segregation

In urban context design gains step by step an importand role. A city not only contains of monuments, strees, places and public space. Textes and images in the public space, image campaigns, street art, signage systems, temporary installations, process- or dialogue-design, cartography have a big influence as well as signs, street furniture, vehicles, infra structure or facade design on using, experiencing or perceiving a city. „Civic City Design“ is reflecting on the background of the engrowing crisis of neoliberalism all these design practices. On the research for the Possibility of Design For a Civic City, as an emancipated tool to design a city…

In spring of 2011, Design2context, the Institute for design research, leads for the second time, the Postgraduate Program Civic City. Civic City operates as a laboratory, where practitioners and theorists from the different fields of design, architecture, urban design, visual communication, sociology, anthropology and futurology cooperate in researching, developing, and discussing new perspectives on the design of urban spaces. The transdisciplinary program will be held on the same subject in three different groups working on a specific case study based in Zürich, Rotterdam and Frankfurt (from 2012 on also in Berlin)…

Civic city is open for all, interested to work on «another urban». Guests include Elisabeth Blum, Christine Breton, Andrea Gleiniger, David Harvey, Peter Neitzke, David Reinfurt, Stefan Sagmeister, Stealth, Erik Swyngedouw, Sebastien Thiery, and others…

This Week – launch & presentations

October 27th, 2010


This Week

They say print and newspaper are an obsolete and dying form of media. This Week is an art paper reanimating elements of the press. Reflecting on the conditions of this traditional industry ‘This Week’ uses and abuses form and function of newspapers. Each issue is made by a different artist. So far Felix Weigand and Kasper Andreasen have dealt with headlines and comic strips. ‘Quarter Report I – Men With Ties’ is the title for Alon Levins’ new issue.

This Week Issue #2 launch
& presentations by each artist of all 3 issues made so far
October 29th, 8pm
Motto, Berlin

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Metahaven – Uncorporate Identity, lecture

October 27th, 2010




Metahaven will talk about their work and
about their recent book, Uncorporate Identity.

25 November, 6pm
Architectural Association, London

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VARV & The Open Source Digest

October 27th, 2010






VARV & The Open Source Digest
by Anders Stockman & Robert Ågren

VARV is a project devoted to the dispersal of artists’ books and critical readers within contemporary art and architecture, with a primary focus on smaller independent publishers. To begin with, VARV will be a mobile ‘bookshelf’ temporarily installed at various locations. The aim of VARV is to create an autonomous platform functioning as a book shop, studio, and a venue for workshops and informal meetings.

The Open Source Digest publishes freely available, out of copyright material from the public domain. Compiled into an easily replicated, adaptable, low budget format, it focusses not only on the immediate formal concerns, but also on an appropriate overall treatment of the content. It serves as an example of one of many ways of processing a digital resource into an accessible physical artifact. The Open Source Digest aims to highlight publishing values, question current production models and explore copyright issues, by employing print publishing as a tool for active critical inquiry.

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A Diary of an Exhibition

October 26th, 2010





A Diary of an Exhibition

The Triennale Design Museum will present, in january 2011, in Milano, Graphic Design Worlds, the first major exhibition totally devoted to graphic design, that will be curated by Giorgio Camuffo.

Graphic design is a discipline that is undergoing a significant change, which is also reflected in the development, in recent decades, of a specific critical discourse. Engaged in shaping the universe of communication we are immersed in, active at different scales and on different dimensions, translators as well as actors that contribute in building relationships and knowledge, graphic designers draw a territory that is in constant evolution and may offer interesting perspectives for understanding contemporary culture and society.?
Necessarily in dialogue with different fields and disciplines – art, music, fashion, cinema, architecture etc. –, graphic designers are also increasingly engaged in developing and taking a critical position, with respect to both the world and their own tools and objectives.
Graphic Design Worlds will provide a look at this phenomenon: not so much an exhibition of “graphics”, but rather “on graphic design”, it will focus on the multifarious interpretations of this discipline and practice, on the various routes to graphic design and the paths that branch off from it, into the world… more informations here (english below).

A Diary of an Exhibition is the logbook of the exhibition Graphic Design Worlds. Featured on the blog are texts, interviews, videos, pictures, and photographs, as well as thoughts and considerations, that provide a look behind the scenes of the making of the exhibition.

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Manifesto. The second edition

October 26th, 2010





Manifesto. The second edition

Manifesto, the exhibition about designers’ credos moves to China. The second edition, that now features 21 works (about art and design), will be exposed at the Shandong University of Art and Design, Jinan, China, in the context of the Icograda Design Education Manifesto Anniversary. Curated by Tankboys and Cosimo Bizzarri.

With Adbusters, Anthony Burrill, Eric Cai, Allan Chochinov, Delaware, Daniel Eatock, Experimental Jetset, Ken Garland, Bob Gill, Milton Glaser, Kesselskramer, Enzo Mari, Bruce Mau, Mike Mills, Bob Noorda, Peter Nowogrodzki, Bre Pettis and Kio Stark, Slavs and Tatars, Stefan Sagmeister, Filip Tyden and Gemma Holt, Vignelli Associates.

Tuesday 2nd November
Shandong University of Art and Design, Jinan, China

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Peep-Hole Sheet

October 26th, 2010

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists.
Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format.
All images are deliberately avoided. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter.
Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times.

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BETWEEN

October 26th, 2010

BETWEEN

Between-Between is a space which is part of Studio-Between. BB aims to achieve the communication between Studio-B and other artists and designers. BB is planning to curate some official exhibitions as a process or result of communication during one year. The first official exhibition titled “Between” features 12 young designers and design studios around the world. BB asked and invited them to think and respond to the meaning of the word. As a co-curator and participant, BB is also interested in the result of their answers that hopes to get the different approaches and outcomes from each participant.

With B Soop Shim, Chris Woebken, Emilio Macchia, Filippo Nostri, Eroon Kang, Hyoun Youl Joe, Marcus Kraft, Rafaela Drazic, Studio-B, Team Thursday, VosBrenner, Working Format

30th October – 4th November 2010
Between-Between, London

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CODEX catalogue

October 26th, 2010





CODEX, catalogue

Catalogue de CODEX, exposition de projets éditoriaux audacieux.
Catalogue of Codex, an exhibition of audacious editorial projects (english intro).
Une proposition d’Hypertexte & Manystuff / A proposal by Hypertexte & Manystuff

Contenu: l’ensemble des publications exposées, chaque publication étant présentée par l’auteur de chacun des projets éditoriaux; un aperçu des activités du week-end Codex (Reader de BAT éditions, The crystal maze dans les dédales de l’imprimés…); une carte blanche à Manystuff & Hypertexte (commissaires de l’exposition).

Content: the exhibited publications, each publication is discussed by the author of each editorial project ; a look to the Codex event activities (BAT editions reader, The Crystal Maze: lost and found in printing…); Manystuff & Hypertexte (curators of the exhibition) carte blanche.

Limited edition (x200)
21×29,7cm – 80pages
Black&White, français/english
graphic design: Pierre Vanni

download & print

Printed version: Sold Out


Manystuff #2, About your process

October 25th, 2010

MANYSTUFF #2, ABOUT YOUR PROCESS

It seems that there is something else beyond the result, beyond the image, upstream.
The creation process gives sense to the image.
Il semble y avoir autre chose au-delà du résultat, au-delà de l’image, en amont.
Le processus de création donne du sens à l’image.

In 2006, 2009 & 2010, graphic designers discussed about their creation process.
En 2006, 2009 & 2010, des graphistes ont évoqué leur processus de création.

Participants
- 2010: à 2 c’est mieux, Marc Armand, Marco Balesteros, Byggstudio, Aurore Chassé, Manuela Dechamps Otamendi, Rafaela Drazic, Mark El- khatib, Everything Studio, I.T.U. (International Typographical Union), Harmen Liemburg, Killian Loddo, Emilio Macchia, Mevis en Van Deursen, Fraser Muggeridge, Filippo Nostri, Officeabc, Pol Pérez, Max Pitegoff, Astrid Seme, Jakub Straka, Studio SM, Studio Temp, Ziga Testen, Dries Wiewauters.
- 2009: Raphaël Bastide, Yoann Bertrandy, Samuel Bonnet, Jean-Claude Chianale, Nathan Cowen, Mattis Dovier, Paulus M. Dreibholz, Eric Ellis, Experimental Jetset, Formes Vives, Household, Abi Huynh, Kim Jisuk, Kidnapyourdesigner, Aron Kullander-Östling, Benoit Lemoine, Lust, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Nicole Martens, Andreas Meinich, Eivind Molvaer, No-do, Pleaseletmedesign, Régis Tosetti, Julien Vallée, Nele Vos.
- 2006: Sam Baldwin, Base, Stanislav Chepurnov, Hanna Nilsson, CONOR & DAVID, Coolmix, Yoann Dovier, Daniel Eatock, Xavier Encinas, Genevieve Gauckler, Grandpeople, Karlssonwilker, Kotje, Madame Paris, Geoff McFetridge, Ryan Miglinczy, Johan Prag, Qian Qian, Stiletto, Jason Tam, Florence Tétier, Travis Stearns, Craig Ward, we work for them.

Limited edition (x200)
Graphic design: Killian Loddo
Black&white – 21×29,7cm
28 pages
Printed version: Sold Out

Salon Light #7 – Pics

October 24th, 2010










Salon Light #7 – Fw:

October 24th, 2010

Fw:
Hans Gremmen

Could you please present yourself and your activities.

Fw: is an independent organisation that initiates projects, publications, exhibitions, lectures and gatherings between photographers, writers and curators. Fw: consists of Karin Krijgsman, Dieuwertje Komen, Petra Stavast and Hans Gremmen. Fw: was initiated in 2004 by young photographers who started making publications from the need of reflection on their work. Anno 2009 Fw: is not a collective anymore, but functions as an platform of networks around a generation contemporary photographers. Fw: considers it as its task to give new impulses to the work of photographers and to contact them with people of their generation in the same work field through reflection and cooperation. Projects and cooperation’s immerge by reacting on actual questions, events and needs in and around our network.



What about the aspects of artistic independence and financial autonomy?

Independence is the ability to make things without compromising. In any way.
Financial autonamy is the easy part: just focus on the things that are on the table.



What about the “author/graphic designer/printer/publisher/distributor complicity” in such editorial projects?

What about it?



What about DIY/ Home Made / Tradition and technical aspect in your practice?

I am very sceptical when it comes to ‘Home Made’. For several reasons. First of all i feel locked out as a reader, when it comes to these obstacles. I assume that i am not part of the intimate circle of incrowd friends that these publications are always made for. Another reason of my sceptic approach is that i never like the sense of nostalgia that most of these publications have. I –for instance– do not have a problem with a techniques such as stencil, but most of the times it is a pastiche; to create a visual effect. Almost everybody gets trapped in that. Only a few times i saw that the borders of the technique were pushed. Think for instance of the great publications that Will Holder and Stuart Bailey made with this technique. It has to do with the urge to lead, or the urge to follow, or to be the crowd.

Posted in Art, Photography

Salon Light #7 – Boabooks

October 24th, 2010

Boabooks
Izet Sheshivari

Could you please present yourself and your activities?

Boabooks was founded in 2007 by Izet Sheshivari in Geneva, Switzerland. Using the experience in adapting a project to a specific format — artwork/exhibition and reproduction/editing — I developed Boabooks as an art editor for various types of collaborations between artists and all those involved in the process of editing an art book, so many stuff…
From the beginning of my training as a graphic designer, I gauge the importance of research as an engine of thinking. Setting up an autonomous structure to refine and clarify some personal questions and concerns about the book as a medium. This idea came from my experience when working at the same time on graphic design commissions and on my own artistic practice both in which the issue of adapting the format is central. With Boabooks, my purpose is to reduce the distance between an artwork and its variation or its reproduction in the format of the book.



What about the aspects of artistic independence and financial autonomy?

If I will do a books about this topic (and I do) it will be called “Rapport de Famille”…



What about the “author/graphic designer/printer/publisher/distributor complicity” in such editorial projects?

I think I allready answer to this question in the presentation, but for short, without thoses complicity there is no interest to work on art books, or anythink.
You could also do a “Rapport d’activité…” has a designer, and that the same issu, to do a great job you should add more complicity in all the activities you start and the people involved into: if you are honest you will have more interest into it.



What about DIY/ Home Made / Tradition and technical aspect in your practice?

Sometime, I enjoy to think has an craftman, regarding the project of book I work for, not to steel a “savoir faire”, but I like to feel the limit of the system I’m working with, to know it more efficienty.
Why should I answers to the sames questions to others publishers: making books is a way to answering questions and more interesting you can also asking.

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