Following the successful debut of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR in May 2015, 019, Be-Part, Platform voor actuele kunst and RIOT present the second edition of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR, on 6th - 7th May 2016 at 019 Ghent, DOK-NOORD 5L, 9000 Ghent.
FRIDAY, MAY 6TH
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
In the rough-and-tumble docks of Ghent the fair will showcase contemporary art books by more than 45 (inter)national independent publishers.
Besides manifold book launches and signings, this year the side program will include international publishers’ and designers’ lectures, artists’ performances, exhibitions and a little Kids Corner for the younger art publishing aficionados with books by Verhalenhuis.
The works of Filip Dujardin, Mathew Kneebone, Dexter Sinister, Ine Meganck & Tauba Auerbach are part of SORRY, NOT SORRY, a street art track initiated by Circa Cultuur-centrum Gent, in cooperation with Topo Copy, Kapow & 019, comprising murals, graffiti, performances and art installations, using the city as bearer and crossbeam.
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●○4478zinewww.4478zine.com4478zine publishes and promotes all printed matter by Erik van der Weijde.Publications range from zines to books and also include collaborations with other artists and publishers.
●○8 Ball Zineswww.8ballzinefair.com8 Ball came from an un-planned and spontaneous decision made by three friends, Giuseppe Furcolo, Josh Hubbard and Lele Saveri to help a small Billiard Hall in Brooklyn from going out of business. Between January and July of 2012, Grand Billiard hosted events, parties, screenings, launches and other sorts of gatherings. Then in June of that year, they decided to invite local publishers and artists to show and sell their products on the pool tables. This was the first 8-Ball zine fair.
At the center of the fair there was a Drop Off table where anyone could come in and drop off their stuff to be sold. This became the core of the community, un-selected and free, gave everyone the feeling of being part of it.
The fair now repeats twice a year in NYC and once in SF.
8-Ball Crew has expanded since then, producing other events, a radio station, a public access TV, workshops, parties, libraries, books, zines, a gallery, a members-only club and a special newsstand that sold only self publications and lived for 7 months in the subway system of NY, The Newsstand, now reproduced as an installation part of the New Photography 2015 show at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
●○a/b Bookswww.a-bbooks.orga/b Books was found in Japan, 2010 by swiss artist Alexander Bühler as the imprint under which he self-publishes artist books in limited editions. a/b Books also presents and collaborates on publications with other artists.
●○Accattonewww.accattone.beSelf-published by two architects and two graphic designers, Accattone explores 'minor' practices in art and architecture through the specific means of the printed magazine. In the current landscape of non-commercial publications, its originality lies in the strong visual orientation and in the close association of methods, editorial devices and featured contents. Each issue condensates a dozen contributions resonating with one another: from their sheer confrontation, several themes emerge. Through these experiments, Accattone addresses a fundamental aspect of architectural thinking and practice: the working document and the changing status of the image in the design process.
●○Adolfowww.adolfopress.comAdolfo is a small print on demand publisher. It is based in Barcelona and sends zines around the world. Adolfo is also the name of my neighbor. We print and deliver every Friday.
●○Alma Matterswww.almamatters.bizAlma Matters is a piecemeal publisher engaged in recirculating obscure books and texts retrieved from the wreckage of culture. Current books include a reprint of a long-lost psychogeographic novel, lyrics to a one-off New York folk record (with Italian translation), an illustrative map to a forbidden corner of Yorkshire, and a collection of imaginary artefacts by a 17th century polymath.
●○Animal Presswww.animalpress.tumblr.comAnimal Press is a Korean-French publisher, created by graphic designer Jinhee HAN and Baptiste VIROT. We like to work about the idea of independent publishing, creation of images and comics which can be done with various types of printing technique for example, plotter, risograph printing, screen-printing.
●○Art Paper Editionswww.artpapereditions.orgAPE (Art Paper Editions) is an independent publishing platform. APE was founded in 2010 by Jurgen Maelfeyt and Caroline De Malsche and focusses on the book as an exhibition space. APE works with artists and institutions.
●○Bandiz Studiowww.bandizstudio.comBandiz Studio is a video and design agency focused on art direction, graphic design and visual concepts. Based in Madrid is directed by David Heofs, who founded the studio in 2010. Nowadays, the team is formed by multidisciplinary professionals in the areas of graphic design, photography and video with different professional backgrounds and experience. Bandiz Studio designs self published books & fanzines and also develop personal art projects and exhibitions.
●○Be-Partwww.bepartlive.orgBe-Part, Centre for Contemporary Art in Waregem, Belgium, is an international laboratory for the creation and circulation of contemporary art.
●○Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noitewww.bomdiabooks.deBom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite was founded in 2011 by Manuel Raeder and Manuel Goller in Berlin, solely run by Studio Manuel Raeder since 2013. The small publishing house is specialized in high quality artist books that are conceived as an integral part of an art work or as the art work itself that, often, plays with the format of the book and reflects its medium. The books of Bom Dia are produced in close collaboration with a group of fellow artists, among others Henning Bohl, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mariana Castillo Deball, Haegue Yang, Leonor Antunes, Abraham Cruzvillegas.
●○Diagonal Presswww.diagonalpress.comEst. 2013 by Tauba Auerbach. Publications in open editions. Nothing signed or numbered.
●○Editions Menardwww.issue.com/editionsmenardEditions Menard is an independent art publisher, founded in 2012 by Egon van Herreweghe and Jasper Rigole. It is used as a platform for research-oriented projects, short-run editions and Zines.
●○FAK / Feminist Collectivewww.fakworks.deBODY OF WORK is the first publication of the feminist collective FAK. It is devoted to the linkages between body and work: The significance of the outer appearance on the labor market has increased, our body is supposed to represent our adaptability as well as our individuality. We are surrounded by others who are speaking the body language of success, assuring us that we can make it just as far as long as we work hard enough on ourselves. This makes us dream of social advancement, but while our surface shimmers and glows the appreciation of our work is often missing. BODY OF WORK discusses the work on and with the body and asks for the possibilities of emancipation. With the publication FAK begins to search for the potential of our body as a means of opposition and subversion and examines how ideals of resistance are often reused as empty slogans and undermined by capitalism. Is emancipation even possible in this cycle and what is the price we have to pay for it? Within this issue, a dynamic arises between assertion and appearance, between theory and practice, between a stance of subversive refusal and radical advocacy, between a collective body of FAK and the work of each individual.
●○Frans Masereel Centrumwww.fransmasereelcentrum.beFrans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment on print.
●○From Me To You Publicationswww.frommetoyou.beFrom Me To You Publications was founded by Maud Vande Veire in 2009. It functions as a platform for self-publishing (of artist books). From Me To You Publications is the main publishing activity of Maud Vande Veire.
●○Für Dich Verlagwww.fuerdichverlag.comFür Dich Verlag is based in Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium and is run by Jan Matthé.
●○Fw: Bookswww.fw-photography.nlFw:Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and related topics. Photography is a unique medium; it doesn’t have a fixed way of revealing itself. It can be a screen, a c-print, a slideprojection, or a book. We see the choice to make a book as a choice to make a new work.
●○Gagarinwww.gagarin.beGAGARIN is published twice a year in and is entirely dedicated to especially written texts by artists who are now working, anywhere in the world. Since the millennium year 2000, it documents the first decade(s)of this century in artists' writings. GAGARIN published original texts, often in the original language of the artist, with an overall English translation added by a/o Juan Munoz, Marlene Dumas, Miroslaw Balka, Giuseppe Penone, Anri Sala, Jimmie Durham, Lawrence Weiner, Alfredo Jaar, Matt Mullican, Richard Serra, Ugo Rondinone, Danh Vo, Harmony Korine, Petrit Halilaj, Rosa Barba, Javier Tellez, Tomas Saraceno, Thea Djordjadze, Koki Tanaka, Valentin Carron, Oscar Murillo, Goshka Macuga, Ai Wei Wei, Amalia Pica, Carlos Amorales, Erik van Lieshout, Dan Perjovschi, Hassan Kahn, Harun Farocki, Roman Signer, Paul McCarthy, Sophie Calle, Wilfredo Prieto, and many others...
●○Gloria Glitzerwww.gloriaglitzer.deGloria Glitzer follows the thoughts of Sol LeWitt and goes beyond. Gloria Glitzer develops, designs and prints artzines and artists’ books and understands independent publishing as an artistic practice. Gloria Glitzer is not interested in producing catalogues by reproducing artworks. In her mind it’s about creating a piece of art – in a small edition – that expresses an idea, an attitude of the artist.
●○Grafische Celwww.grafischecel.beThe 'Grafische Cel' is a publisher and a platform for research from the academic Graphic Design course at Sint-Lucas Visual Arts in Ghent (LUCA School of Arts). The 'Grafische Cel' aims to reflect on the practice and position of the graphic designer as someone who, in addition to the visual design of an assignment, is also involved in the structural composition, editing and production process of a project. In this context it is developing a contemporary publication platform.
●○Humboldt Bookswww.humboldtbooks.comHumboldt is an Italian publishing house focused on travel literature that draws inspiration from scientific explorations of the 18th and 19th centuries. Humboldt collects multidisciplinary experiences, combines knowledge and practices for recounting travels and countries with a watchful and unconventional eye. Our books always combine texts and visual arts building a narrative which is based on both media, working in parallel.
●○Inconsistant Face-Body Relationship (I.F.B.R.)www.slormpje.blogspot.beThe series ANTINANTI bring into question the redundancy of the picture with multi-exposure copying. In the HOLSTHEIDE project is it attempted, using a fax machine, to hold a conversation with unknown souvenirs. At last, straight-edge experiment on the copy-machine glass with the YELLOW JERSEY's new issue.
●○Jan van Eyck Academiewww.twotimesone.com2 X 1 is a two volume print and web publication initiated by participants of the artist residency at Jan van Eyck Academie in 2015-2016. It brings together text and image contributions from twenty nine artists and authors around the themes ˜Compression and Augmentation" collected in one edition. It concerns itself with the literal and metaphorical expansion of cultural production. The contributions vary in form from essays and poems to interviews and editorial pieces to series of photographs and experimental writing, and an inserted stencil. Designed and edited as a collaboration between fellow participants Golnar Abbasi, Beny Wagner, Christophe Clarijs, Alina Schmuch, Teresa Cos and Ruben Castro.
●○KASK, School of Artswww.schoolofartsgent.beThe Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory constitute the School of Arts of University College Ghent. The school brings together talented and motivated students with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective.
●○Kitschic Edicioneswww.kitschic.netBarcelona-based publishing house that pays special attention to the possibilities of a publication as an object that conveys contents. Kitschic's catalogue is made mainly of European an Latin American authors, that re-think through books, zines and so, the normality of everyday life.
●○Kunstvereinwww.kunstverein.nlKunstverein is a domestic franchise (Amsterdam, New York, Toronto and Milan) and functioning curatorial office that offers presentations, lectures, screenings and independent publishing. By creating a critical pool and exploring public-private relationships, Kunstverein reflects upon the manner in which cultural practices are traditionally administered. Due to its unconventional make-up it allows alternative methods to be considered in terms of presentation, hosting and exhibition making.
●○La Houlewww.la-houle.comLa Houle is an association founded in 2012 in Brussels aiming at relaying artistic, literary and editorial practices. Through the spaces of publication, exhibition and diffusion, its projects evolve and adapt over time, in the course of encounters and formats. Publications by Xavier Aupaix, Adam Biles, Béatrice Lortet, Guillaume Sinquin, Pauline Lécrivain, Dieudonné Cartier, David Le Simple, Ronan Le Creurer Collective projects: Objets Minces, Reading Room, Root.
●○Le Balwww.le-bal.frLe Bal is an independently run photography & art center in Paris, home to number of exhibitions and a photo & art bookshop. We have a vast selection of books that we published or co-published : Dirk Braekman, Mark Lewis, Lewis Baltz, etc.
●○LeMegot Editionswww.lemegot.comWe publishes zines, comics and art books since 2010. We are concerned with new ideas, offbeat approaches to drawings, awkward forms, clumsy humor and only works with true intentions. We are based in France and all of our stuff is handmade thanks to a risograph and our screenprint workshop.
●○Lubok Verlagwww.lubok.deLubok is publishing artist books with original linocuts since 2007 as well as offset publications and catalogues.
●○Malenki.netwww.malenki.netThe platform malenki.net takes photography away from the walls and offers space for her sensory diversity. malenki.net was founded in 2010 by Katrin Kamrau en Robert Schlotter to bridge the gap between classical book publishing by publishing companies, and limited edition artist publications. The work selected by the artists and photographers are detached from any external guidelines and are characterized by a specific use of materials and an outspoken personal vision, within which the merging of form and content are a constant. The limited editions and personal signature of the makers underline the unique qualities of the shown/selected work. malenki.net is presenting publications and editions of authors from Germany, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain & Ireland.
●○MER. Paper Kunsthallewww.merpaperkunsthalle.orgMER. Paper Kunsthalle foundation was established in 2005 in order to examine the possibilities and position of books as places to exhibit art. Since their incipience, art books often developed as rigid catalogues or aide-mémoires. They were seldom considered as genuine spaces to exhibit living art. However, from Dada onwards artists have always thought of books as exhibiting spaces. One of MER. Paper Kunsthalle’s main focus therefore is to provide this exhibiting space to artists by creating an institutional platform that publishes art books in a different fashion. MER. calls itself a Paper Kunsthalle; because it initiates, develops and supports art exhibiting within the medium book.
●○Occasional Paperswww.occasionalpapers.orgFounded in 2008, Occasional Papers is a non-profit publisher of affordable books devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature.
●○Onomatopeewww.onomatopee.netOnomatopee is a publishing presentation space based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with a focus on visual culture. Its projects are disseminated through exhibitions and publications, that mediate between discourse and dialogue, between contemporary material experiment in the visual range and demystification in visual culture, producing new symptoms and symbols of and for our environment.
●○Pantofle Bookswww.pantoflebooks.comTotally independent publisher of artists’ books founded in 2013 by artists Gummbah & Chantal Rens, based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Our books are made in limited edition and are signed and numbered.
●○Posture Editionswww.posture-editions.comPosture Editions is a “paper location”, a gallery in book form where one artist at a time can organize a printed exhibition of and about his work. The focus of that printed exhibition is the artist who contributes to a visual essay which allows him to reflect on his oeuvre and provides insight into his studio practice. Posture Editions produces series of publications with a recognizable format within which any number of variations are possible. The end result is always an A4 featuring the serial number on the cover. Beyond those set characteristics the editions vary, for example, in terms of the number of inside pages, choice of material and binding, black & white or colour reproductions, soft or hard cover, etc.
●○Publication Studio Rotterdamwww.publicationstudio.bizPublication Studio Rotterdam is a publisher, a printer & binder and a space for social gathering. PSR will be exhibiting books published in 2015-2016, its foundation year. A selection encompassing works from local and international artists, designers and writers (dead and alive).
Roma Publications is an independent art publisher, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce autonomous publications in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. Until now the publications have editions between 2 and 150,000. (Exhibitions & Presentations).
●○San Roccowww.sanrocco.infoSAN ROCCO is a magazine about architecture.
SAN ROCCO is a magazine about architecture. SAN ROCCO does not solve problems. It is not a useful magazine. SAN ROCCO is neither serious nor friendly. SAN ROCCO is written by architects. As such, SAN ROCCO is not particularly intelligent, or philologically accurate. In SAN ROCCO, pictures are more important than texts. SAN ROCCO takes the risk of appearing naive. SAN ROCCO will not last for ever. There will be no more than 20 SAN ROCCOs.
●○Silvio Ebnerwww.silvioebner.comEbner has an interest in text and the evolving notion(s) of it under the influence of technological, cultural and institutional developments.
●○Sleeperhold Publicationswww.sleeperholdpublications.comSleeperhold is a publication platform. Sleeperhold will produce 10 outputs. After #10 it will cease to exist. Every number is an experiment in approach / collaboration / distribution / media. There is no recurring theme, there is no recurring format, there is no recurring audience.
●○Smoke & Dustwww.webecameaware.comSMOKE & DUST is a non-profit record label and publishing house. The objective is to distribute contemporary music that is made by artists who share a common vision and background. Every release is an intense cooperation between the label and the artists involved. The artwork and the music are meticulously intertwined in order to make a new, coherent and balanced entity.
●○Subbacultchawww.subbacultcha.beWe are an independent, music and art membership, based in Belgium and The Netherlands. We support emerging artists from bottom up through a membership. This system enables us to introduce the music, art, film, and photography we love and trust, to a loyal audience of progressive and curious people. Our monthly program includes 15+ events, tons of editorial info, and special projects. All of this is free for members. You can find all info on how to become a member on www.subbacultcha.be.
●○Théophile's Paperwww.theophilespapers.comThéophile's Papers is an itinerant publishing platform that operates from Paris & Brussels.
Founded in March 2011 by Théophile Calot — a Brussels based french graphic designer — Théophile's Papers distributes publications of independent publishers, fanzines, newspapers and magazines that specialise in art, photography, graphic design and illustration.
●○Valizwww.valiz.nlValiz is an independent publisher addressing current developments in contemporary art, photography, architecture and design in a critical and imaginative way.
●○Werkplaats Typografiewww.werkplaatstypografie.orgThe Werkplaats Typografie is a two-year graduate program in graphic design based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It is part of ArtEZ university of the arts. The program is centered on practical assignments and self-initiated projects with lectures, workshops, seminars, meetings and readings geared towards self-accountable and independently motivated work and research.
●○YellowPresswww.sintlucasantwerpen.beThe YellowPress Periodical is a semi-annual, easily accessible journal that documents and reflects upon artistic research projects conducted both by (guest) lecturers and students within the context of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp / Sint Lucas Antwerpen.