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Miss Read 2011


KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

November 25th to 27th, 2011

Opening hours
Friday, November 25th, 3 to 9pm
Saturday, November 26th, 3 to 9pm
Sunday, November 27th, noon to 7pm

Opening Party at Café Bravo
Friday, November 25th, 9 to 12pm

A Prior Magazine, Ghent
Afterall, London
AKV/urban art info, Berlin
AND Publishing, London
Anita Di Bianco, Berlin/New York
Apparent Extent, Cologne
Archive Books, Berlin/Turin
argobooks, Berlin
Art Metropole, Toronto
Automatic Books, Venice
b_books, Berlin
Ballabella papers, Berlin
Bartleby & Co., Brussels
Bedford Press, London
Boabooks, Geneva
Brinkmann & Bose, Berlin
Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin
Bücherbogen, Berlin
Bücher & Hefte, Berlin
Camera Austria, Graz
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht
Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ, Arnhem
Edition fink, Zurich
Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich
Edition Taube, Stuttgart
EN/OF, Berlin/Kleve
Errant Bodies, Berlin
Fillip, Vancouver/Berlin
Fritz Balthaus, Berlin
FUKT magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Berlin
GAGARIN, Antwerp
Hard copy (HEAD — Genève & Monospace Press), Amsterdam
Information as material, York
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Knust/Extrapool, Nijmegen
Kunstverein Publications, Amsterdam
LemonMelon, London
Lubok Verlag, Leipzig
Mathieu Copeland Presents, London
Maximage, Berlin
Merve Verlag, Berlin
Michael Baers, Berlin
Michalis Pichler, Berlin
Mono.kultur, Berlin
Morava, Poznań
Mörel Books, London
Motto Books, Berlin
Mousse Publishing, Milan
Nebula Books, Copenhagen
Occasional Papers, London
OEI magazine, Stockholm
OMMU, Athens
Onomatopee, Eindhoven
Paraguay Press, a division of castillo/corrales, Paris
Passenger Books, Berlin
Piktogram & Bureau of Loose Associations, Warsaw
Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen
Precinct, London
Pro qm, Berlin
Provence, Berlin/Nice
Publication Studio, Portland
Rafaela Drazic & DeLVe, Zagreb
Revolver Publishing, Berlin
Rollo Press, Zurich
Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Sara MacKillop, London
Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Berlin/Amsterdam
Space Poetry, Copenhagen
Spector Books, Leipzig
Starship, Berlin
Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
Studienzentrum für Künstlerpublikationen in der Weserburg, Bremen
The Green Box, Berlin
The Piracy Project, London
Ugly Duckling Presse & The Surplus Library, New York
Umool umool, Amsterdam/Seoul
Urban art info, Berlin
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich
Westphalie, Vienna
Wiens Verlag, c/o Wien Lukatsch, Berlin
X Marks the Bökship, London
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana
and many more…

For the third time MISS READ has invited international publishers and artists to show their books at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. As a genre of its own, the artist book reflects contemporary ways of artistic production and publishing to a great extent and also addresses issues of presentation and circulation as well as new strategies of distribution. Presenting a selection of more than 80 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides the opportunity to encounter and explore the contemporary scene of independent publishing.

Event program on contemporary ways of artistic publishing
With a poetry talk by Jason Dodge and Dieter Roelstraete, lectures by David Robbins and Nick Thurston, presentations by Casco Issues, OEI magazine, Kunstverein Publications, a discussion with Triple Canopy and Project Projects, a performance-lecture by Kerstin Cmelka, a reading by Megan Francis Sullivan, and an open mike by The Piracy Project.

The event program takes place in English.

Friday, November 25th

7 pm @ Café Bravo
Cecilia Grönberg, Jonas (J) Magnusson: OEI – A Short Presentation (on Editorial Practices and the Magazine as a Montage Table and a Reading Machine)

8 pm @ Café Bravo
Megan Francis Sullivan: For Phil Andros

8.30 pm @ Café Bravo
Invocation, Empathy and Repetition
Mikrodramas by Kerstin Cmelka

9.30 pm @ Café Bravo
‘A Cocktail Reception for the letters A, B & C’ by Raimundas Malasauskas
Saturday, November 26th

4 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
‘information as material, or, some pirates of letters’
Talk by Nick Thurston

5 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
The Piracy Project – I’m a pirate, are you?
Open Mike by Eva Weinmayr & Andrea Francke

6 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
With Triple Canopy and Project Projects

2 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
Casco Issues XII: Generous Structures – a film and a talk about improvisation
Bill Dietz and Micah Silver in conversation with Binna Choi and Axel Wieder
Film by Beatrice Gibson: Agatha (Rough Cut), 15 min., 2011

3 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
Der Dichter Iwar von Lücken
Jason Dodge and Dieter Roelstraete Talk Poetry

4 pm @ Front house KW, 1st floor
Alternatives to Art: High Entertainment and Concrete Comedy
Talk by David Robbins

MISS READ for children
MISS READ invites all children to visit the special reading and picture book area.

The reading and picture book area is made possible with the kind support of:
Aufbau Verlag, Berlin, Beltz & Gelberg, Weinheim, Bloomsbury Verlag, Berlin, Bohem Press, Zurich, Boje Verlag, Cologne, Coppenrath Verlag, Münster, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, Gerstenberg Verlag, Hildesheim, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Kinderbuchverlag Wolff, Frankfurt am Main, Luftschacht Verlag, Wien, mixtvision Verlag, München, Moritz Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, NordSüd Verlag, Zurich, Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Sauerländer, Mannheim, Schlehdorn Verlag, Berlin, Verlag Antje Kunstmann, Munich, Verlagshaus Jacoby & Stuart, Berlin.

Workshop for children from age 5

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 3 to 5 pm @ Right side wing KW, ground floor
„Self-made! My very first artist book“
Under the direction of Silke Feldhoff, children from age 5 get the opportunity to draw, print and make a collage in order to produce their very own artist book.

Bookings at:

Attendance: maximum of 15 children. Free admission to the workshop.

MISS READ. Projects

Art Metropole presents The Surplus Library On Affect & Economic Exchange and Commerce by Artists. The Surplus Library On Affect & Economic Exchange is a project by Antonia Hirsch.

During the Fair, a selection of the library’s holdings will be on view at Art Metropole’s booth.

Sunday, November 27, 1–4 pm: Bring your own books relating to the subject of affect and economic exchange and register a new branch of the library! Your books will be scanned and registered on site to contribute to The Surplus Library’s holdings.

In redefining the concept of a physical library, The Surplus Library operates on the basic assumptionthat its specific collection of books already exists in the material world: in the homes and private collections of countless individuals. Some of the holdings of this vast and distributed library can become known and accessible through The Surplus Library website. The site develops as the library’s holdings and locations are registered by users. The books’ content cannot be accessed online; instead, person-to-person borrowing and lending (owing and extending credit) in the physical world is facilitated by the site. The project functions as a highly idiosyncratic register of literature on its specific topic, while concurrently embodying the subject of its holdings: quasi-economic, non-monetary exchanges trading on curiosity, desire, and trust—in other words, affect.

Art Metropole is equally pleased to introduce Luis Jacob’s most recent book at its booth, fresh off the press, Commerce by Artists: Commerce affects our lives in countless ways, connecting people and products in transactions spanning the globe. Commerce by Artists documents a sweeping range of artists’ projects produced since the 1950s by Canadian and international artists who have sought to engage, rather than merely represent, the commercial world of which they are a part. Includes contributions by over 50 artists and writers: Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge, Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Mary Kelly, Ben Kinmont, Yves Klein, Life of a Craphead, Lin Yilin, Keith Obadike, Martha Rosler, Reid Shier, Ron Terada, Toxic Titties, Goran Trbuljak, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many more.

In collaboration with

The Piracy Project is an international publishing and exhibition project exploring the philosophical, legal and practical implications of book piracy and creative modes of reproduction. With a series of talks from guest speakers, workshops, and an open call for pirated book projects to add to a Piracy Collection we aim to develop a critical and vibrant platform for issues raised by acts of cultural piracy. After a period of research and production at the Byam Shaw Reading Room in London this unique collection of books will travel to international venues. At Miss Read we will make a temporary reading room showing selected projects from the collection.

The Piracy Project is a collaboration between AND Publishing and artist Andrea Francke.

MISS READ and the accompanying event program are free of charge.
Project management KW: Anke Schleper. The talks program is a collaboration of Anke Schleper, Axel John Wieder and Alexis Zavialoff.

MISS READ is a collaboration with STADT LAND BUCH
MISS READ is an initiative of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, argobooks and Michalis Pichler.

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