Event — Bookies

You are invited to join the Book­ies sem­in­ar this week­end, April 14th to 15th 2012 at Kiasma Museum of Con­tem­por­ary Art in Hel­sinki. In occa­sion of Book­ies two exhib­i­tions on inde­pend­ent art pub­lish­ing at Myymälä2 and Napa Gal­lery will open…

Book­ies is a sem­in­ar on artist- and design­er — led pub­lish­ing as a vehicle for artist­ic expres­sion and mode of dis­tri­bu­tion of con­tem­por­ary art today. By two month-long exhib­i­tions and a week­end sem­in­ar of talks and dis­cus­sions by key fig­ures in the field, Book­ies will con­sider the cur­rent shifts in inde­pend­ent art pub­lish­ing and its design that are shap­ing the ways we exper­i­ence con­tem­por­ary art. The two exhib­i­tions will set the dis­cussed ideas into visu­al con­text in the prac­tice of the par­ti­cip­at­ing artists.

Aimed at pro­fes­sion­als, stu­dents and enthu­si­asts alike, both the two-day sem­in­ar and the two month-long exhib­i­tions are free for all to attend. With Book­ies we hope to help build bridges between art and its audi­ence, the work and its rep­res­ent­a­tion through design.”
 — Book­ies


Fri­day April 13th
18:00 – 20:00 open­ing at Napa Gal­lery, Eerikinkatu 18: Nieves Zine Lib­rary and Michael Swaney & Steph­en Smith (Scroll­ster). Launch of Swaney’s new zine on Nieves and two new Napa books by Jenni Rope and Joost Stok­hof

Sat­urday April 14th
13:00 Wel­come: Tuukka Kaila
13:15 Urs Lehni Säde: Volu­min­ous let­ters to friends – book-design, print­ing, pub­lish­ing and col­lab­or­a­tion
13:45 Terhi Eke­bom: Declar­a­tion of love for books
14:15 Break
15:15 Indrek Sirkel: About Pub­lish­ing – inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing in Esto­nia
15:45 Artist talk: Michael Swaney ja Steph­en Smith (Scroll­ster)

18:00 – 20:00 open­ing at Myymälä2 Gal­lery, Uuden­maankatu 23: Linus Bill, Erik van der Weijde, Jérémie Egry, Auréli­en Arb­et. Launch of a new book This Is Not My Wife by Erik van der Weijde and a book by Arb­et and Egry.

Sunday April 15th
11:00 Jenni Rope: My his­tory of book­mak­ing
11:30 Alex­is Zavia­loff: Shelf Life
12:00 Q & A with artists: Linus Bill, Erik van der Weijde, Auréli­en Arb­et, Jérémie Egry
12:30 break
13:30 Joseph Allen Shea: Print is Dead. Long Live Print
14:00 Kris­tof­fer Albrecht: The Inde­pend­ent Finnish Pho­to­book
14:30 Tuo­mas Jääskeläin­en: Con­fes­sions of a magazine junkie

Book­ies Sem­in­ar talks will take place at the sem­in­ar room of Kiasma Finnish museum of con­tem­por­ary art. In the lobby of the museum, the par­ti­cip­at­ing pub­lish­ers and Motto Dis­tri­bu­tion will host a sales table, where a selec­tion of their cata­logs will be avail­able for sale brows­ing. This is a unique oppor­tun­ity to see and get a hold of many titles oth­er­wise unavail­able in Fin­land. Admis­sion to talks and exhib­i­tions is free.

Find addresses and fur­ther inform­a­tions on Book­ies web­site