international publishers and artist/authors show their Artist Books.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
September 4 to 6, 2009
Opening: Friday, 04.09.2009, 3 – 7 pm
2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles | argobooks, Berlin | BAS/Bent, Istanbul | basso magazin, Berlin | Book Works, London | Christoph Keller Editions bei JRP|Ringier, Zurich | Dexter Sinister, New York | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich | GAGARIN, Antwerp | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago | information as material, York | MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent | Michalis Pichler, Berlin | onestar press/Three Star Books, Paris | P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana | Passenger Books, Berlin/Montreal | Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen | Printed Matter, Inc., New York | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Salon Verlag, Cologne | Schlebrügge.Editor/Fama & Fortune Bulletin, Vienna | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne | ZINE’S MATE, Tokyo
Imprint: Artist Books from Berlin
Miss Read invites a number of international publishers and artists to present their artist books at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. An artist book is always an opportunity for an artist to create a very personal and direct artistic form. Artist books also represent the forefront of contemporary innovative publishing, addressing questions of presentation and circulation, and new distribution strategies.
Together with KW and the Berlin publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler, Miss Read has invited around 30 international publishers and independent projects to the first event of this kind in Berlin, which aims to highlight the diversity and innovation in contemporary publishing.
Miss Read has organized an accompanying program of lectures and presentations with artists, publishers, and graphic designers. On Saturday, September 5, from 3 to 9 pm and on Sunday, September 6, from 3 to 7 pm there will be discussions every hour with Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister, New York), Antonia Hirsch (Fillip, Vancouver), Christoph Keller, Jonathan Monk, Stephan (Pronto) Müller, Temporary Services (Chicago), and others. The full list of participants will be posted at www.kw-berlin.de and on facebook.
Project management at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: Anke Schleper
MISS READ is a joint event by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin publisher argobooks and artist/author Michalis Pichler.
MISS READ is cofinanced by the European Union (European Fund for Regional Development. Investing in Your Future!) and supported by the American Embassy.
MISS READ Artist Books at KW Contemporary Art Institute Berlin