In 2010, Casco was commissioned by Dutch Art Institute (DAI)/ArtEZ, to develop a two-year educational trajectory for publishing in art practice. The Publishing Class was then conceived to delve into the act of publishing as a critical art practice, both as a way to make things public – forming publicness – and as a form of dissemination beyond time and space constraints.
In the first year, the program was facilitated by monthly guests, exploring diverse aspects of publishing and its social and political urgencies. In the second year, the “class” operated in three editorial cooperatives, each under the guidance of artists Mattin, Falke Pisano and Wendelien van Oldenborgh respectively. The students teamed up with designers from the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem to develop each own book, based on the collaboration beyond the established manner of “art and design” relationship.
The outcome of this collaboration is thirteen singular books and printed matters.
Book launches and kiosk will be accompanied with a guest lecture by Hilde de Bruijn on the prolific publishing activities of artist Asger Jorn from theoretical writing via magazine publishing to experimental and/or instituting practice.
July 7, 2012