“Even in the digital age, the book remains an ideal medium for representing the fascination of photography in all its rich variety. Today more than ever, the selection of formats, the haptic qualities of the paper, the arrangement of pictures, and the carefully designed layout make these carriers of analog data — whether mass-produced volumes or individual collector’s items — objects of desire. Thanks to technological advances that have made book production easier, more and more artists and cultural entrepreneurs are publishing their own projects as photo books.
Beginning with the success of the first Talents series catalogs, C/O Berlin has been producing its own publications to accompany exhibitions since 2009. The C/O Berlin Book Days will serve as a platform to present the most recent works by both long-established and up-and-coming publishing houses and artists, and to thereby stimulate exchange and discussion.“
The C/O Berlin Book Days will take place by the occasion of the opening of two exhibitions, „In a Lonely Place“ by Gregory Crewdson and „Polaroids“ by Sybille Bergemann. With the inauguration of the Book Days event, C/O Berlin is celebrating its traditional summer festival as well as its 11th anniversary.
Publisher 1⁄2 Zines (Paris) · 25 Books / Peperoni Books (Berlin) · ABC · ex pose (Berlin) · Hatje Cantz Verlag (Ostfildern) · Bücher & Hefte (Berlin) · Gloria Glitzer (Berlin) · Jung & Wenig (Berlin) · Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg) · Kominek Gallery (Berlin) · Peeping Tom (Paris) · piclet.org (Berlin) · Post Editions (Rotterdam) · Seltmann & Söhne (Lüdenscheid/Berlin) · Vice Versa (Berlin)
Magazines Album — Magazin für Fotografie (Offenbach) · Camera Austria (Graz) · do you read me?! (Berlin) · Ein Magazin über Orte (Berlin) · european photography (Berlin) · Foam Magazine (Amsterdam) · FW: (Rotterdam) · Slab-Mag (Berlin)
Artists Johanna Diehl · Constant Dullaart · Andreas Gehrke · Florian Göttke · Joachim Schmid · Anne Schwalbe
C/O Berlin Book Days
Oranienburger Str 35⁄36
10117 Berlin (Germany)
July 1st to 2nd, 2011
July 1st from 7 to 12pm
July 2nd from Noon to 12pm