→ PRESS RELEASE
The first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair will take place on the 14 & 15 of May 2011, presenting a high-end international selection of art publications. The fair will reflect emerging practices and new developments in artistic practice through a selection of publishers from 16 countries.Printed matter and digital media edited by independent publishers, artists, magazines, institutions, art schools and graphic design studios are also featured in this first edition.
Conferences and talks by keynote speakers, book launches and signings, artist talks and performances will concurrently take place during the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. Guests include Kenneth Goldsmith, Metahaven, Clive Phillpot, Tiffany Malakooti / Bidoun Magazine and Mathieu Copeland. A unique series of curated tables will offer a selection of publications and posters. Furthermore the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair intends to be a meeting place during the Amsterdam Art Week by giving special attention to education, with five art and design academies concerned with publishing invited to present recent publications and lectures series. Entrance to the AA/BF is free.
The Amsterdam Art/Book Fair is initiated and organised by Delphine Bedel (Monospace Press) and Yannick Bouillis (Shashin / Offprint), and is hosted by the Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond.
→ PUBLISHERS & EXHIBITORS:
ABC Artist's Books Cooperative. → Belgium: Art Paper Editions, Gagarin, More Publishers & Sunday, Ultraviolet Magazine. → France: 1/2 Zines, Editions B42, Florence Loewy, Je suis une bande de jeunes, Peeping Tom Edition, Paraguay Press. → Germany: Apparent Extent, Book With A Beard, Dammer Magazine, Edition Taube, Hatje Cantz / Documenta 13, Relvolver Publishing, Vice Versa Vertrieb, Motto Distribution, Schaden.com, Scheufelen, Spector Books. → Ireland: Coracle Press. → Italy: The Soon Institute. → Korea: Graphic. → The Netherlands: Alauda Publications, Bookie Woekie, Calff & Meischke, Cannon Magazine, Club Donny, Colophon / David Bennewith, De Appel & F.R. David, Extrapool / Knust, Foam Magazine, Fonds BKVB / The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Fuckinggoodart, Fw:, Girls Like Us Magazine, Ideabooks, KesselsKramer Publishing, Kunstverein Amsterdam & Ginger & Piss, Manifesta Journal, Metropolis M, Mister Motley, Norman Bates / Arnon Grunberg, O Book Publisher, Octavo publicaties, Onomatopee, Open, Our Polite Society, Pages Magazine, Post Editions, PrintRoom Rotterdam, Robstolk, Roma Publications, Rong—Wrong Magazine, Magazine Sea Urchin Editions, Shashin, SKOR / Foundation for Art and the Public Domain, The Session, This Week, True True True,Valiz, Van Abbemuseum, Van Zoetendaal, Zapp Magazine. → Portugal: Pierre Von Kleist Editions. → Switzerland: Circuit, Hard Copy, JRP Ringier, Kodoji Press, Rollergirl. → Taiwan: Waterfall Magazine. → U.K: Book Works, Ditto Press, Mathieu Copeland Presents, Mörel Books, Woodnote. → U.S: Editions, J&L Books, PIN-UP Magazine, The Proconsul Editions.
→ EDUCATION & PUBLISHING:
HEAD / Geneva University of Art and Design (CH) / WORK.MASTER & Hard Copy (CH) / Jan Van Eyck Academie (NL) / Rietveld Academie / DOGtime (NL) / Rietveld Academie / Graphic Design (NL) / Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (NL) / Werkplaats Typografie (NL)
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May 2011, 14.00–18.00
→ MULIPLE FUTURE:
Kenneth Goldsmith, New York (Founding director of Ubuweb, poet, editor)
Joachim Schmid, Berlin (Artist, member of ABC Artists Books Cooperative)
Metahaven Amsterdam (Graphic design studio)
Clive Phillpot, London (Writer, curator and former art librarian)
→ IN FOCUS / MIDDLE EAST:
Tiffany Malakooti (New York) / Bidoun Magazine
→ EMERGING PRACTICES:
Books and magazines launches:
Mathieu Copeland (London),
→ IN FOCUS / SWITZERLAND:
David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli, Lausanne, Zürich, Berlin (Graphic designers)
Dan Solbach, Basel (Graphic designer, publisher, curator)
Ramaya Tegegne, Geneva, Zürich (Graphic designer, publisher)
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Geneva (Curator, writer, publisher)
Talks curated and Moderated by Delphine Bedel, Yannick Boullis and Mathieu Copeland.
The AA/BF is organised by Monospace Press and Shashin, with the support of The Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond (BE/NL), Fonds BKVB (NL), HEAD/Geneva University of Art and Design (CH), WORK.MASTER (CH), Lloyd Hotel (NL). → Media partners: Art in Amsterdam (NL), Metropolis M (NL). → Sponsors: Calff en Meischke (NL), Scheufelen (DE).