November 2, 2010 - NY Art Book Fair - At MoMA PS1
November 2, 2010


An interpretation of Sol Lewitt’s “From the Word ‘Art’: Blue Lines to Four Corners. Green Lines to Four Sides, and Red Lines Between the Words” (1972).
Designed by Simone Koller, Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem.

5-7 November at MoMA PS1

Long Island City, Queens,
with a preview on Thursday, November 4

A variety of Dutch art institutions and publishing houses, both non-profit and commercial, produce unusual publications, distinguished by their high quality in content and form. Connecting to represent The Netherlands as the featured country of this year’s NY Art Book Fair, eighteen such organizations will host a program of book presentations, discussions and special projects.


de Appel arts centre *
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst *
Boekie Woekie [Stand C01]
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory *
Foam *
GLU (Girls Like Us) [Stand HH01]
IDEA Books [Stand R01]
Jan van Eyck Academie *
Kunstverein *
Metropolis M *
Onomatopee *
Post Editions *
Roma Publications *
Valiz *
Werkplaats Typografie [Gallery W]
Witte de With *


13 of the 18 exhibitors will be brought together in the Dutch Pavilion, located on the second floor in Gallery Y. Kunstverein and Witte de With will occupy a special section in the Dutch Pavilion presenting new book/works by artists Adam Pendleton and Susanne Kriemann. The space will also function as a site for the following presentations:

3 pm: Book launch for Giny Vos‘ monograph Singing in the Dark (Valiz)
Dutch artist Giny Vos works with new media to create light installations for the public space. After a year of intensive work on her monograph, Singing in the Dark, she will discuss how her collaboration with the authors, designers and publisher clarified the questions raised by her work and how these translate into a book. Following her lecture, David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design at the Guggenheim Museum, will engage in dialogue with Vos about her new book and the relations between her work, public space and architecture.

5 pm: Book launch for Susanne Kriemann‘s ONE DAY (Witte de With)
Berlin- and Rotterdam-based artist Susanne Kriemann experiments with the migration of photographic images. Her books function in part as temporary homes for such moving pictures. The latest, ONE DAY, is a portrait of Rotterdam from dawn to dusk, composed entirely of photographs found in books about this Dutch city published since its devastating bombing by the Luftwaffe in May 1940. A discussion between Kriemann and the New York-based critic and curator Christopher Eamon will address the continuum of reconstruction and recontextualization that shapes the spaces of the city and the book.

3 pm: Talent portfolio presentation by Emile Hyperion Dubuisson and Theo Volpatti (Foam Magazine)
Foam Magazine presents #24: TALENT, which is the result of this international photography magazine’s call to young, talented photographers to send in work for publication. Two New York-based photographers featured in this issue – Emile Hyperion Dubuisson and Theo Volpatti – have been invited to come and present their portfolios in person. Foam Magazine is made in Amsterdam.

5 pm: Lecture on the Antennae Series by graphic designer Daniel van der Velden / Metahaven (Valiz)
One year ago, the Amsterdam-based art publisher Valiz launched its Antennae series. In close dialogue with Valiz, the design platform Metahaven created the series’ identity and typography. Metahaven’s co-founder and Yale University design critic Daniel van der Velden will talk about the Metahaven design for the series in the context of wider trends in the publishing industry.

1 pm: Lecture by Michael Capio on his publication Conceivably, the object is what it seems / Lucas Maassen (Onomatopee)


CASCO takes part in THE CLASSROOM Program on November 6 at 3pm, with the presentation, Reading the Economist, a film screening and book launch by Zachary Formwalt, followed by a discussion with the artist and NYU Professor Mary Poovey.

WERKPLAATS TYPOGRAFIE, located in Gallery W, cordially invites visitors of the NY Art Book Fair to enrich the school’s library by bringing in books they consider a must-read for every art and design student. In return, the book can be traded for one of a multitude of artifacts specially produced by the Werkplaats Typografie.

November 6, 2010 from 7 – 9 pm at Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City

Featuring a performance in the form of a rock song by the Los Angeles-based, Dutch artist Lara Schnitger (with music by Scott Martin) inside Schnitger’s installation, Two Masters and Her Vile Perfume which is on view September 13 – November 29, 2010. This work takes its inspiration from Charles Baudelaire’s Damned Women, a poem about sexual intransigence and despair, lesbian passion, and social banishment. Organized in conjunction with the Sculpture Center. Admission to this event is FREE.

The program of The Netherlands as a featured country of the 2010 NY Art Book Fair is supported, in part, by public funds from the following Dutch Cultural Services:

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