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December 9, 2014

Art Book Fair Berlin 2014 at Café Moskau

Art Book Fair Berlin
13–14 December 2014

Reception: Saturday, 13 December, 7pm–late
Kosmetiksalon Babette, with Good Times & Nocturnal News and guests

Café Moskau
Karl-Marx-Allee 34
10178 Berlin
Germany
Hours: 11am–7pm, free

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Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin takes place on the weekend of 13 and 14 December, asEurope’s premier festival for contemporary artists’ books and periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 100+ international participants and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and artists’ interventions that explore the perimeters of today’s art publishing.

Are You…Friends with Books? is the fair’s public programming series featuring lectures, talks, conversations, readings, and presentations by Julieta Aranda and Ana Teixeira Pinto, Diedrich Diederichsen, Metahaven, Hito Steyerl, and others(e-flux journal); Dr. Sophie Berrebi and Susanne Kriemann (Valiz); Charlotte Birnbaum and Daniel Birnbaum (Sternberg Press); Paul Hendrikse and Freek Lomme (Onomatopee projects); Adam Kleinman (Witte de With Review); Thomas Hvid Kromann and Jesper Fabricius, Åse Eg Jørgensen, Morten Søndergaard and Jasper Sebastian Stürup (Møller and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König); Ines Lechleitner and Ana Teixeira Pinto (Sternberg Press); Rebecca Partridge and Lauren Reid (Broken Dimanche Press), and others.

The public programmes schedule is available here.

Artists’ interventions, performances, and projects: 

Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD/DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program presents Chitti Kasemkitvatana with a new, “live” Berlin version of Messy Sky Magazine.

Friends with Books presents Good Times & Nocturnal News (Egle Kulbokaite and Carl Palm) with an installation featuring the first two magazine editions and dripping ice moon, and an accompanying music/performance event at Kosmetiksalon Babette on Saturday, 13 December, 7pm till late. 

The Liberated Page presents artists’ interventions by Louise Guerra and Claudia de la Torre. As a satellite project of The Liberated Page Biennial at Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, the artists explore poetic and structural practices in art book production that concern the renewal of the book format. 

pro qm presentsan installation of the Architectural Association’s Fulcrum by books people places and schneideroelsen. 

Books and Friends features book launches and signings by Dr. Sophie Berrebi (Valiz); Susanne BürnerYuji Hamada and Shinji Otani (atelier iii); Kevin Kemter (AKV); Zora Mann (Chert Gallery/Motto Books); Suzana Milevska (Archive Books); Rebecca Partridge (Broken Dimanche Press); Tadej Pogačar (Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.); Patricia Reed (Onomatopee projects); Ulrike Mohr and Lise Harlev (THE GREEN BOX); and Kirstine Roepstorff (argobooks/Kunstverein Göttingen).

The book launches and signings schedule is available here.

Friends with Books Editions are free originally commissioned posters by Berlin artists John MillerJonathan Monk, Heidi Specker, and Erik Steinbrecher in editions of 225. 25 of each edition are signed and numbered, and available at the fair or at info [​at​] friendswithbooks.org to benefit Friends with Books.

More information about Friends with Books Editions is available here.

Participants:

[ 2nd floor projects ], San Francisco / 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles / Afterall, London / AKV, Berlin / Anagram Books, London / Archive Books, Berlin / argobooks, Berlin / Artlink Australia, Adelaide / Artwords Press, London / atelier iii, Paris/Tokyo / ATLAS Projectos, Lisbon / August Verlag, Berlin / b_books, Berlin / Back Bone Books, Berlin / Michael Baers & Friends, Berlin / Bartleby & Co., Brussels / B/B Multiples & PlanBey, Berlin/Beirut / Bedford Press, London / Berliner Künstlerprogrammm des DAAD, Berlin / Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam / BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, Berlin / Book Works, London / Brinkmann & Bose, Berlin / Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin / Susanne Bürner, Berlin / Camera Austria International, Graz / CasCo – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht / Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris / Anita Di Bianco, Berlin / dienacht Magazine + Publishing, Leipzig / doc-cd éditions, Houlgate / Doppell Edition, Berlin / Brad Downey, Berlin / e-flux journal, New York / edition fink, Zurich / Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich / Edition Taube, Stuttgart / edition.nord, Niigata / Errant Bodies Press, Berlin / Fluens Forlag, Copenhagen / Frieze Publishing GmbH, Berlin / Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam / FUKT magazine for contemporary drawing, Berlin / Fulcrum, London / GAGARIN, Antwerp / Gloria Glitzer, Berlin / Good Times & Nocturnal News (Egle Kulbokaite and Carl Palm), Berlin / Grazer Kunstverein,Graz / THE GREEN BOX, BerlinDominique Hurth, Berlin / Infinite Greyscale, Berlin / Louise Guerra, Basel / J.B. Magazine, Berlin / Chitty Kasemkitvatana/Messy Sky Magazine, Bangkok / Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld / Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH, Berlin / Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam / LemonMelon, London / LITTLE & LARGE EDITIONS, Berlin / MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Gent / Merve, Berlin / John Miller, New York/Berlin / Jonathan Monk, Berlin/Rome / MMKoehn, Berlin / Motto Books, Berlin / neptún magazine, Reykjavík / NERO, Rome / nGbK neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin / Occulto Magazine, Berlin / OEI magazine/OEI editör,Stockholm / OMMU, Athens / Onomatopee projects, Eindhoven / The Paper Channel, Tel Aviv / PogoBooks, Berlin / POPUP PRESS, Basel / possible books, Berlin / post editions, Rotterdam / pro qm, Berlin / rakete.co, Berlin / Re:Surgo! (Gfeller+Hellsgård), Berlin / Red Sphinx, Berlin/London / Revolver Publishing, Berlin / Ruby Press, Berlin / SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR, Vienna / Hank Schmidt in der Beek, Berlin / Johannes Schwartz, Amsterdam / Space Poetry, Copenhagen / Heidi Specker, Berlin / Spector Books, Leipzig / springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna / Erik Steinbrecher, Berlin / Sternberg Press,Berlin / Sternthal, Montreal / Temporary Services & Half Letter Press, Copenhagen/Chicago / Textem Verlag, Hamburg / TEXTE ZUR KUNST, Berlin / Textem Verlag, Hamburg / TFGC Publishing, Dusseldorf / Claudia de la Torre, Berlin / Torpedo Press, Oslo / Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn / Valiz, Amsterdam / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne / Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich / von hundert / Büro für Film und Gestaltung, Berlin / Sergej Vutuc, Heilbronn / Weproductions, Yarrow / Westphalie Verlag, Vienna / Wien Lukatsch, Berlin / Witte de With Publishers, Rotterdam / Morten Søndergaard/Wordpharmacy, Paris / Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana / ztscrpt, Vienna

Friends with Books is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 offering greater visibility to contemporary artists’ books and art publications, including an annual art book fair, public programming, and partnerships with art organisations and institutions, facilitating the engagement of diverse audiences with the book works of artists and publishers worldwide.  
 
We are Friends with Books
Vanessa Adler, Director
Savannah Gorton, Curator
Hannah Galgiani, Programme Assistant
Emily Rocher, PR and Programme Coordinator
Samuel Dowleysmith, Exhibition Architect
Stephan Müller, Graphic Designer
Dr. Michael Lailach, Advisor

Special thanks
Gaby Horn, KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Barbara Wien and Wilma Lukatsch, Wien Lukatsch; Alexandra Engel, HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin; Ariane Beyn and Bettina Klein, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD; Julia Hölz and Wibke Günther, LITTLE & LARGE EDITIONS; Maik Schierloh, Autocenter, and Anne Zunftmeister-Mertke, Kosmetiksalon Babette; Katja Reichard, proqm, and Peter Schmidt & Maria Mora, books people places; Friederike Wolansky and Franziska Lorenz, Café Moskau; Martin Tetzlaff, Pöge Druck; Daniel Lorch and Aidin Zimmermann, L&Z;  Olivier Jonekeit, AMBION; Helena Nilsson Strängberg, Artek; Yannick Bouillis, Offprint; Andrea Giger and Izet Sheshivari, The Liberated Page; Acton Gorton; Louise Guerra; John Holten; Chitti Kasemkitvatana; Egle Kulbokaite and Carl Palm; Kathrine Lund; Adeline Manarini; Matthias Hübner; Jonathan Monk; John Miller; Holger Pape; Isabel Podeschwa; Birgit Rieger; Stefan Scherf; Thomas Schneider; Jack Self, Fulcrum; Heidi Specker; Erik Steinbrecher; Jasper Sebastian Stürup; Claudia de la Torre

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