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Virtual Book Launch — 3 Zines by Manfred Naescher

The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyperreal. (Jean Baudrillard)
There are three art zines on my table. They are all equal in size (about 21 by 15 cm), conceptualized, designed and published by the Berlin based artist Manfred Naescher. These books are the subjects of the first virtual book launch here on
“Architecture Without Films”, “Faces” and “Moutains with Subtitles” are the titles of the books, and they investigate, similar to the other publications Manfred Naescher published previously, the medium film/cinema – using appropriated pictures as starting point for his own recontextualized and reconfigured sequential work…

Exhibition — Finished

Grant Willing and Jesse Hlebo curates the exhibition “Finished” the last show at the Showpaper 42nd St Gallery in New York.


PA/PER VIEW is an independent publishing fair in London, organised in association with Mer.Paper Kunsthalle. Now in its third year, this fair will present 27 international art book publishers and is announced for January 21st to 23rd, 2011 at the Zabludowicz Collection.

“The Zabludowicz Collection has an active publishing arm and dynamic programme of free public events, ranging from talks and performances by artists and academics to community-based festivals and youth and adult education.

PA/PER VIEW London will take place during the 3rd year of London’s pre-eminent annual exhibition of recent graduates from Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art titled Testing Ground, in which there will also be performance events and talks surrounding the exhibition space. During the course of the fair we will be organising a welcome party (on Friday 6 to 9 pm), and a panel discussion on the weekend with very esteemed speakers to be confirmed.”

The participants are: 2nd Cannons (US) · A Estante (PT) · A Prior Magazine (BE) · Archive Books (IT) · Bartleby & Co (BE) · Ditto Press (UK) · Gagarin (BE) · Gottlund Verlag (US) · Hassla (US) · Je Suis Une Bande De Jeunes (FR/US) · Lubok Verlag (DE) · Making Do (UK) · Mark Pawson (UK) · MER.Paper Kunsthalle (BE) · Morel Books (UK) · Novel (UK) · Occasional Papers (UK) · Onomatopee (NL) · Post Editions (NL) · Ridinghouse (UK) · Spector Books (DE) · Super Labo (JP) · Waterfall Magazine (TW) · Zabludowicz Collection (UK) · Zavod P.a.r.a.s.i.t.e. (SI) · X Marks the Bökship (UK)

Zabludowicz Collection London
176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT

January 22nd to 23rd 2011, from 12 to 6 pm
Welcome party on Friday January 21st at 6 pm

Event — Virtual Book Launch

We are very proud to invite you to our Vitual Book Launch of three new artist books by Manfred Naescher

Open Call — Even My Mum Can Make A Book #2

Gamze Ozer, Kristina Kramer and Timothée Huguet (the heads behind Bakkal Press) call for the second part of their “Even My Mum Can Make A Book” exhibition. This time they’re going to show the collected zines and books at the artist run space Apartment Project in Istanbul…

Event — Picture Books

Another event for today, this time in New York. Picture Books is an exhibition by the F.L.O.A.T collaboration with four Independent Photography Book publishers: Hassla, JSBJ, Lay Flat and Seems Books.

Event — Mono.Markt #01

Today Motto, mono.kultur and mono.gramm opens a one day pop-up store at Café Systm in Berlin. You should go there…

Launch — Seven Masks, A Dream_Teeth & The Book of Paper

You’re invited to join the nice people of PrintRoom for an informal afternoon with book launches by David Maroto, who will present two new leporellos (‘Seven Masks’ and ‘A Dream_Teeth’), followed by the presentation of The Book of Paper by Antje Peters and Oliver Helfrich. PrintRoom will serve glühwein and cakes and the shop will be open until six.

Video — Lecture Alexis Zavialoff @ AA

Last week i posted the Lecture by Alexis Zavialoff (Motto) at Architectural Association. Now everybody who can’t join the event got the chance to view it online here. I enjoyed it very much and hope you will, too.

Exhibition — BoaBooks

Forde invited the editor of Boa Books and artist Izet Sheshivari for an exhibition of projects done by Boa Books at Forde Motto.