April 29, 2018 - MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival - Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Festival
May 4–6, 2018
April 29, 2018

MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival

Drawing: Karl Holmqvist, 2018.

Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Festival
May 4–6, 2018

Conceptual Poetics Day: May 5

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Germany

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Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Festival
May 4–6, 2018

Conceptual Poetics Day: May 5

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Germany

missread.com
conceptualpoeticsday.org
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Hours
Friday, May 4, 5–9pm with events by Takashi Homma, Bruno Latour, e-Flux and an opening party
Saturday, May 5, 12–7pm
Sunday, May 6, 12–7pm

Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Festival is celebrating the tenth year of its existence by bringing together 267 exhibitors and with the publishing of an anthology called Publishing Manifestos.

Publishing Manifestos features key texts of critical engagement with publishing from protagonists of the field, including Tauba Auerbach, Michael Baers, Derek Beaulieu, Riccardo Boglione, Ulises Carrión, John Holten & Ida Bencke, Gloria Glitzer, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan, Ray Johnson, Sharon Kivland, Kione Kochi, Alessandro Ludovico, Sara MacKillop, Steve McCaffery & bp Nichol, Jonathan Monk, Aurélie Noury, Adrian Piper, Vanessa Place & Robert Fitterman, Seth Price, León Muñoz Santini, Joachim Schmid, Paul Soulellis, Matthew Stadler, Mladen Stilinović, Temporary Services, Elisabeth Tonnard, Erik van der Weijde, Lawrence Weiner, Eva Weinmayr, Jan Wenzel, Stephen Willats and others. 

Publishing Manifestos also features a comprehensive who-is-who of publishers, as they showed up in 10 years at Miss Read, with 600 separate entries, as well as information about activities of Miss Read since its inception in 2009.

 

The Berlin Art Book Fair Miss Read 2018 will take place between May 4 and 6, 2018 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Throughout the weekend, a wide selection of some 267 international publishers, art periodicals, artists and authors will be featured. 

The list of exhibitors can be found here

 

With this year’s special focus on Japanese publishers, Miss Read will be composed of a series of lectures, discussions, book launches and workshops, with the common mission of exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing and the possibilities of the book.

On Friday, July 14, Miss Read Stage will host talks, a quiz show by himaa and Urs Lehni (Rollo Press), and present the mini-symposium SUPERHUMANITY organized by e-flux, featuring Julieta Aranda, Nick AxelSimon Denny, Anselm Franke, Nikolaus HirschMarion von Osten, and Mark Wigley. Aditionally, Bruno Latour will hold an Anthropocene Lecture, presenting his Terrestrian Manifest.

On Saturday, May 5, the 6th Conceptual Poetics Day will explore the imaginary border between visual art and literature. The program will include readings, lectures, performances and book launches by Mariana Castillo Deball, Annette Gilbert, Karl Holmqvist, Simon Morris (Information as Material), Sharon Kivland (MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE), David Desrimais (Jean Boîte Éditions), Hannes Bajohr (Suhrkamp) and others. 

On Sunday, May 6, the Miss Read Stage will hold lectures, and panel discussions by Jonathan Monk, Luca LoPinto (Kunsthalle Wien), Anne Thurmann-Jajes (Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen), Jan Steinbach (edcat), Wilfried Huet (GAGARIN), Rüdiger Schaper, Christian von Borries, Andreas Rötzer (Matthes & Seitz), Miyuki Kawabe (commune press), Shin Akiyama (edition.nord), Jordan Coulombe (Crooked Fagazine) and others.

Japanese Focus of Miss Read
atelier iii /Tamami Iinuma
(Tokyo & Leipzig) / Case Publishing (Tokyo & Rotterdam) / commune press (Tokyo) / crevasse (Ibaraki) / edition.nord (Niigata) / EE! (Tokyo) / Einstein Studio (Tokyo) / Elvis Press (Nagoya) / Handpicked (Tokyo & Berlin) / HeHe (Tokyo) / Hiroshi Takizawa (Saitama) / Japan Focus Library / Japanese Contemporary (Tokyo) / LibroArte (Tokyo) / Masanao Hirayama – Himaa (Tokyo) / Misaki Kawabe (Berlin & Tokyo) / Multiple Spirits (Tokyo) / Nozomi Yamashita (Osaka) / Partners (Tokyo) / Park Gallery (Tokyo) / Rondade (Tokyo) / Seigensha Art Publishing (Kyoto) / Stomachache (Tokyo) / SUPER LABO (Kanagawa) / Takashi Homma (Tokyo) / T&M Projects (Tokyo) /  TOTO Publishing (Tokyo) / True Ring (Tokyo) / Ukigumo Books (Tokyo)

The poster of Miss Read 2018 was created by Karl Holmqvist.
The poster of Conceptual Poetics Day 2018 was created by Mariana Castillo Deball.

Founded in 2009, Miss Read is Europe´s Art Book Festival dedicated to building community and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice.

Miss Read 2018 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt is funded by Senatskanzlei Berlin – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

The Japanese Focus is supported by JaDe-Foundation. 

The opening party is supported by Monkey 47.

Miss Read 2018 team

"Director": Michalis Pichler
Curators: Yaiza Camps, Moritz Grünke, Michalis Pichler
Coordinators: Yaiza Camps, Moritz Grünke
Party: Sascha Konrad
Graphic Design: Moritz Grünke
Interns: Raül Fernández Gil, Alexander Zondervan

Press contact
Hans Krestel, BUREAU N
hans.krestel [​at​] bureau-n.de

 

Thank you to all authors of Publishing Manifestos, to all exhibitors and to everybody who has engaged with Miss Read in the last 10 years, especially Anke Schleper; Vanessa Adler; Karl Holmqvist; Mariana Castillo Deball, Takashi Homma, Shin Akiyama, AA Bronson; Lawrence Weiner, Cia Rinne, Pavel Büchler, Haris Epaminonda, Eugen Gomringer, John Stezaker; Gabriele Horn, Susanne Pfeffer; Kristen Mueller; Sascha Konrad; Ethan Levenson, Yuma Carpenter-New, Nina Lewis; Mathias Zeiske, Olga Sievers, and Bernd Scherer, HKW Berlin; Veit Rieber, Senatskanzlei Berlin; Heike Patzschke, Jade-Stiftung; Nicola Beißner and Johannes Odenthal, Akademie der Künste; Alexander Schröder and Yasmine El-Garafi; Anke Sharma; Anne Thurmann-Jajes, Bettina Brach, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen Weserburg; Christoph Keller; Black Forest Distillery; Katarzyna Kaminska; Carlito Schilliro; Jan Sobotka; HVS Plakat; Hans Krestel and Silke Neumann, BUREAU N; Adeline Mannarini, Anagram; Peter Schmidt, Books People Places; Max Schumann, Printed Matter, Inc.; Wanda Spangenberg; Patrick Berger; Franziska Brandt; Misaki Kawabe.

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