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Month Oktober 2010

Exhibition — 1946, 1947, 1948

»1946, 1947, 1948 — Die ver­gessen­en Jahr­gänge der schön­sten Sch­weizer Büch­er in der Ret­ro­spekt­ive« is a ret­ro­spect­ive on the years 1946, 1947 and 1948 of The Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books and an exhib­i­tion and dis­cus­sion plat­form about elapsed an con­tem­por­ary graph­ic design cur­ated by Jenny Eneqv­ist, Roland Früh and Cor­ina Neuenschwander in cooper­a­tion with Corner Col­lege.

Event — The Last Dot Dot Dot

»After ten years and twenty issues, Dot Dot Dot has man­aged to both shift the cen­ter of grav­ity and mark out new ter­rit­ory in the expan­ded cat­egory of crit­ic­al writ­ing about and around graph­ic design, and with issue 20 the journ­al comes to a close. R.I.P.« (Marc Owens)

The journ­al with the nev­er-end­ing title (and always-chan­ging sub­title) announces its end (with a full stop). Stu­art Bailey and Dav­id Rein­furt from Dex­ter Sin­is­ter invite you to mourn the twen­ti­eth and final Dot Dot Dot Magazine at Forde. Drinks will be served and a film pro­jec­ted.

Conversation — Given: 1. The Book, 2. A Stage

Giv­en: 1. The Book, 2. A Stage« is a Con­ver­sa­tion with Jan Wen­zel about Spect­or Books (in Ger­man only) tonight at Salon Pop­u­laire.

Launch — This Week Issue #2

On Fri­day, 29th of Octo­ber, This Week will be at Motto in Ber­lin with the offi­cially launch of Issue #2 »Quarter Report I – Men With Ties« by Alon Lev­in. There will be short present­a­tions by each artist of all 3 issues made so far.

Impressions — 12 #4 Release

Yes­ter­day, Laure of the 12 zine col­lect­ive send me some impres­sions of their issue #4 release and exhib­i­tion at OFR gal­lery. I like the present­a­tion very much and hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Conference — Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference

The Con­tem­por­ary Artists’ Books Con­fer­ence is a dynam­ic, two-day event focused on emer­ging prac­tices and debates with­in art-book cul­ture.

This year’s ses­sions address a wide array of sub­jects, includ­ing: exper­i­ment­al lib­rar­ies, the so-called zine renais­sance, fusion of art and design in typo­graphy, con­tem­por­ary cri­ti­cism, and new ped­ago­gic­al approaches to the ever-expand­ing field of artists’ books.

Open Call — Zines in Jutlandia

Abdul Dube calls for con­tri­bu­tions to the first zine exhib­i­tion in Århus with the work­ing title »Zines in Jut­land­ia«. Along­side the exhi­tion Abdul will host a Zine­Fact­ory (Cut, Copy, Col­late: zine con­struc­tion — A two day fan­zine work­shop) for every­one inter­ested in selfpub­lish­ing. The Zine­fact­ory takes place in con­junc­tion with the Nybyg­gen­er (Set­tlers) exper­i­ment and will be held at the Ride­hu­set in Århus.

Interview — Salon Light #7

Yes­ter­day opened the Salon Light #7 at the Point Eph­émère in Par­is. In occa­sion of this event Char­lotte Cheetham ask some ques­tions to the pub­lish­ers and post these inter­views beside pic­tures of the event on her Manystuff blog.

At the moment you’ll find there the inter­views of West­phalie Ver­lag, Edi­tions B42, Kaugummi, GAGAR­IN, The Insti­tute of Social Hypo­crisy, Book Works, Dyn­asty Zine, Dent De Leone & Åbäke and the list will be updated dur­ing the week­end.

Event — Magazine Pop-Up Store

Das Magazin (The Magazine) is a pro­ject space for inter­na­tion­al print­ing cul­ture, design and con­tem­por­ary art in Ham­burg.

Magazine Pop-Up Store, the first event in this pro­ject space, fea­tures a wide range of magazines from all over the world.

Release — I’m not on fire

Open­ing and book present­a­tion tonight in Leipzig

»I’m not on fire« by Carsten Tabel, designed by Sam de Groot and pub­lished by Lub­ok Ver­lag is released on the occa­sion of the exhib­i­tion “The dif­fer­ence between you and me is that I’m not on fire” show­ing works of the artist at galer­ieKlein­di­enst from Octo­ber 21 to Novem­ber 20, 2010.
A read­ing by the author of selec­ted texts from “I’m not on fire” will take place at the Lub­ok Zen­t­rale on Octo­ber 29.