Hans-Peter Feldmann‘s continually updated Voyeur project is one of the original zeitgeist image-trawls (alongside Gerhard Richter’s Atlas). A chaotic compendium of movie stills, photojournalism, ads, amateur photos, art, scientific imagery and much else, it dips into the iconographic whirlpool of our times and presents a world both familiar and utterly bizarre. (pictures from 6 Decades Books)
We Didn’t Know About the What, the Who or the Why So We Decided on the Where, One-act play.
Publishing Class 2010/2011, part of ‘The Autonomy Project Summer School’ at DAI/ArtEZ.
For their end of year presentation in the framework of The Autonomy Project Summer School at DAI/Artez, a group of first year students will present a short one-act play that reflects on the workshops and experimental publication project they produced throughout the year during Publishing Class, organised by Casco.
The publication series, as a collective endeavor, is a monthly artistic journal that “narrow casts” to a remote community on the east coast of Canada called ‘Spencer’s Island’, taking the unknown yet specific residents as their main readership. Through it, the students exercised and explored their own capacities in a collaborative situation that challenged familiar practices of publishing within artistic practice. The play – or performance – channels the reflections of the students into the voices of three talk show participants and an otherworldly host, to discuss some of the concerns, challenges and insights met over the course of the project.
More than being about artistic publishing, the group’s project can be read rather as an artistic claim on the very notion of publishing. The play is accompanied by the fifth and final publication in the series, which contains the performance script and “readers’ response” as a document of the students’ reflections and collective process.
The performance will be followed by a panel discussion between the students and Zachary Formwalt, Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Mounira al Solh – three artists and guest lecturers of Publishing Class – to revisit and discuss the narrative and voices performed throughout the play.
July 6 2011, 15.30-16.30
Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem
The Beginning of the Year Show 2011
Werkplaats Typografie Arnhem / ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
WT Bookshop (perpetually open) Der Spaziergang (join at your leisure) Beginnings and Endings (never away) The Black Shop (open at irregular moments) Kiwi, Bread and Stone (slide show) A Perpetual Present and the Emancipation of the Voice (in between times) The Theatre of the Best Books 2010 (permanently on show) The Accessory (never without)
July 8-10, 2011
de Ateliers, Amsterdam
Beautiful Books in Korea 2010 introduces the 25 most beautiful books of 2010. The selection embodies a wide spectrum of books, from pocket-sized books to newspaper-sized books, from independent publications and exhibition catalogues to that of big publishing houses. It was selected upon the basis of quality in terms of conception, design, and production, considering the respective context and background. The list also captures recent flows of publication and graphic design in Korea that are distinguishable from the past.
The exhibition includes the selected books as well as the video of the designers’ interview on their books. There will be also a public talk of the jury on July 2, where some of the clues of such flows will be presented. The contents of the talk and the detailed information of the books, alongside with more articles on publishing, will be published later as a part of the project.
July 1 – July 7, 2011
Seoul Art Space Seogyo
La Grande Ourse est un projet de résidence de recherche élaboré conjointement par trois Écoles Nationales Supérieures d’Art (Bourges, Cergy, Dijon), le Centre International du Graphisme de Chaumont, avant les murs, et le Parc Saint Léger_Centre d’art contemporain.
Pendant trois mois, de janvier à mars 2012, trois jeunes artistes issus des écoles partenaires, un théoricien et un graphiste émergents seront sélectionnés pour une résidence de recherche, de débats, de création et de collaboration sur le site du Centre d’art du Parc Saint Léger.
Par ce biais, La Grande Ourse souhaite renforcer l’interaction entre recherche plastique, théorique et graphique.
La rencontre dans un même espace-temps d’une micro communauté issue de trois disciplines distinctes de la création contemporaine poursuit une logique de dissipation des frontières propre au champ de l’art afin de privilégier le partage de méthode, de recherche et de production. Cette «mise en frottement et porosité» des disciplines, accrue par la situation de la résidence, vise une reconfiguration de chacune d’entre elles et le développement de nouveaux enjeux artistiques.
Au terme de cette résidence, un objet éditorial, territoire commun aux résidents, sera réalisé. Cet objet collectif, pensé et élaboré pendant la résidence, constituera un espace de rencontres des intérêts de chacun, l’endroit de convergence, de questionnements et de dialogue de leur recherche et de leur pratique.
Date limite de candidature pour la présélection: vendredi 19 août 2011
The A och F Archive (2002–2009) is an online archive dedicated to the creative practice of Andreas och Fredrika. The collection holds a selection of projects in the field of visual communication produced during seven years of operations. The archive includes some 700 visual images presenting objects, ranging from unique items to mass-produced products, photographs and press materials. The archive was opened to the public in 2011, and will not be updated or otherwise altered.
L’exposition Limits of an object emprunte son nom à une « instruction piece » de George Brecht et propose de s’interroger sur l’objet de la collection plutôt que sur les collections d’objets. Les ensembles et œuvres choisis créent des liens inattendus entre les objets collectés ou représentés, et éprouvent les limites des méthodes scientifiques de collecte en proposant d’autres savoirs, sans finalités et aux frontières indéfinies. Les collections présentées, tant parcellaires qu’imaginaires, sont autant de volontés de réintroduire l’expérience particulière et le sensible dans la sphère publique. Leurs typologies, plus intuitives et cognitives qu’encyclopédiques, posent autant la question du collectible comme objet de désir que des modes opératoires qui régissent leur récollection.
Avec George Brecht, Roger Caillois, Folklotopie / HEAD, Bernard Heuvelmans, The Infinite Library, Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer, Batia Suter.
An exhibition in book form
Mediated by Pedro Barateiro and Ricardo Valentim, “Activity” is a collaboratively created artists’ book authored by multiple individuals. The artists engaged in ongoing discussions around the issues of collaboration, accountability, and democracy for over three years. The format of an artist’s book was chosen as the vehicle for mapping their activity. Because the impetus for the project was based so much in conversations, they decided to employ “the dialogue” itself as the “medium,” transforming this project from a mere publication into something more.
With projects ranging from image-based conversations to the production of social experiences, chain-letter style conversation networks to outsourced interviews and email conversations, “Activity” gives total agency to the authors by providing them with a unique venue to demonstrate how their own personal practices relate to its themes.
Barateiro and Valentim’s withdrawal from their positions as the book’s authors enabled the shared authorship of all the participants. Unlike the typical artist’s book, which usually functions as an extension of an individual artist’s practice, “Activity” instead represents a collective artistic experience, effectively rethinking the artist’s book today.
A project by François Aubart and Camille Pageard
With contributions by Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jill Gasparina, Alexis Guillier, Will Holder, Émilie Parendeau, Seth Price, Clément Rodzielski et Benjamin Seror.
Graphic design : Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé
Louie Louie is a program of meetings hosted by the École supérieure des beaux-arts in Angers and the École nationale supérieure d’art in Bourges and coordinated by Sébastien Pluot and Hervé Trioreau. The edition which follows these events gathers transcripts of conferences, symposiums and workshops that were host by the two art schools. Borrowing its title from one of the most covered songs in the history of rock & roll, Louie Louie proposes to consider repetition as a way to produce originals.
The Louie Louie publication will be launched at cneai, Paris, from June 23rd to July 2nd during the Louie Louie exhibition, which includes a selection of videos by Nate Harrison, Seth Price, Michael Riedel and a conference by Eric Predoehl.
IF-NOT-NOW.TV is an online television channel that will broadcast live from the Royal College of Art MA Communication Art & Design Graduation Show. This new and ephemeral way of experiencing the show will last for ten days, 24 hours a day, from 23rd June to 3rd July 2011.
The Mavenist is a blog built on dialogue and back-and-forth.
“The Mavenist could be said to be a response to these shortcomings of the blogging format, and an attempt to warm up the tone of communication to explore different ways of sharing and suggesting online. The format is much like a traditional tumblog, but each shared item has a bit of a story attached, and these shared items are strung together into a conversation between two friends…” Frank Chimero
Students from the graphic design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy browsed the content of the WikiLeaks website. They went through lots of documents and picked a leak. They were asked to edit and design this content. This resulted in 34 pockets with a broad variety, all based on the documents provided. They revealed not only information given by the WikiLeaks website but also displayed a critical stand towards the leaks themselves, WikiLeaks as a medium and the position of journalism in these days.
Berlin Subjective Directory – Issues 1–4
Self-published by designer and editor Adeline Mollard.
The subjective directory is an interview & reportage publication focused on culture-oriented people who came from abroad to live and work in Berlin. It works as a continuing flow of conversations with individuals, who are all connected through their ever-growing net work.
On January 2011, Manystuff presented the exhibition «Kunstkammer, The representation of an amateur wonder-room» at 12MAIL gallery in Paris.
Using representations of amateur wonder-rooms of the 17th century as a starting point, the exhibition was a graphic design posters amateur/collector room (the collection of Charlotte Cheetham) – as in a private interior, walls were covered by an accumulation of juxtaposed paintings with no hierarchy, frame against frame, from the floor to the ceiling – and also included a wonder-room (curiosities cabinet) with silkscreen commissioned posters.
The idea was to work on the “ideal museum”, as these representations of amateur wonder-rooms sometimes combined fiction and reality: an imaginary décor, copies of masterpieces and hybrid collections.
With the publication published by OMMU, the purpose was to compose a compendium of paintings that inspired this exhibition: from Kunstkammers to Cabinet of Curiosities representations, and finishing with the vanities paintings.
To give form to this compendium, to design the trace of this documentation, Charlotte Cheetham worked with Pierre Vanni who make the publication a graphic curiosity itself.
An extract of Georges Perec novel – A gallery portrait – is also illustrating the idea.
48 pages / A5 / 3-color Riso – Black, Blue & Flat Gold
More pictures: pierrevanni.tumblr.com/a-lbum
OMMU invites Manystuff to present its activities during a talk,
illustrated by a wall installation.
A publication, collaboration project between Charlotte Cheetham & Pierre Vanni,
Riso printed, published by OMMU, will be launched for the occasion.
16th June – 9th July 2011, wall exhibition
16th June, 7pm, Talk & Publication launch
This experimental exhibition, featuring numerous artists and designers, will be developed in cooperation with the artists-book publisher Edition Taube (www.editiontaube.de) and DSFH (Dieter Stocker, Fabian Harb). The idea behind the exhibition is the principle of contemporaneity. Various artists/designers will contribute actively to the exhibition in real-time, wherever they might find themselves on the globe.
With Andre Avelas, André Baldinger, Bart de Baets, Beni Bischof, Erich Brechbühl, Erik van der Weijde, Fogelson Lubliner, Friedemann Heckel, Georg Gatsas, Manuel Bürger, Manuel Dollt, Matthias Friederich, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen, NODE Berlin Oslo, Peekasso, Pixelgarten, Ruth van Beek, Uta Eisenreich, Vier5, u.a.
June 17 – 19, 2011, Art Basel Fair
Free Criticism No.1: Momus and Alex Rich
Curated by Joshua Trees
Design is undergoing a revolution of ‘critical writing’, or so it would seem. Postgraduate programmes in writing and criticism are popping up everywhere, while waves of independent publishing and online technologies continue boosting the broadcast and exchange of opinions and ideas.
What is significant about the increasing informality of commentary? How is critical thought being shaped by informal language and technology? Does any of the chatter matter yet?
24 June 2011, 5-7pm
London College of Communication