— Delphine Bedel

Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011. Conference

Two afternoons of TALKS & LECTURES with international guests.

Saturday 14 May 2011
Pecha Kucha, Book, CD and magazine launches by attending publishers, artists and designers.

→ Official Launch Delphine Bedel, Yannick Bouillis
Keynote Speakers:
→ A prelude to Rong—Wrong, the first issue of a magazine concerned with writing on matter.
Scott Joseph, Amsterdam (Editor Rong—Wrong, designer)
→ Launch ‛On Kawara: One Million Years [Past and Future] No. 69 & 70’, Audio CD release Mathieu Copeland, London
→ Launch ‛Community Art: The Politics of Trespassing’, editors Paul De Bruyne & Pascal Gielen (Valiz, 2011)Astrid Vortsermans, Amsterdam (Editor, publisher, founding director Valiz)
→ ‘Clandestine Publishing in the Netherlands’ Emilio Maccia, Ravenna / Maastricht (Designer researcher Jan van Eyck Academie)
→ ManystuffCharlotte Cheetham, Paris (Blogger, curator, publisher)
→ Presentation of the interactive and invisible Click2C, QR-code and print2web printing technology Frank Voskeuil, Culemborg (Director print2web.nl) & Freek Kuin, Amsterdam (Director, Printer Calff & Meischke)
Moderators: Delphine Bedel & Mathieu Copeland

16:00–18:00 Talk #2 MULTIPLE FUTURE
Envisaging what the future of publications may propose invites us to articulate the revitalisation of printing practices over the last few years and the emergence of digital activism.

Kenneth Goldsmith, New York (Founding director of UbuWeb, poet, editor)
Joachim Schmid, Berlin(Artist, member of ABC Artists Books Cooperative)
Metahaven, Amsterdam(Graphic design studio)
Clive Phillpot, London (Writer, curator and former art librarian)
Moderators: Delphine Bedel & Mathieu Copeland

Sunday 15 May 2011
14:00–15:30 TALK #3 IN FOCUS / MIDDLE EAST
Bidoun magazine is a quarterly publication founded in 2004 with the intention of filling a gaping hole in the arts and culture coverage of the Middle East and its Diaspora. Tiffany Malakooti will present the Bidoun UbuWeb Archive and the The Bidoun Library–a peripatetic resource of books, films and periodicals tracing the evolution of Middle Eastern art–(in May/ June at the Centre for Possible Studies, Serpentine Gallery Projects, London). This is the first public presentation of Bidoun Magazine and UbuWeb in the Netherlands.

Tiffany Malakooti / Bidoun Magazine (Bidoun Magazine editorial team, curator
Special Projects and Bidoun’s UbuWeb archive)
Kenneth Goldsmith / UbuWeb, NY (Poet, editor, founding director of UbuWeb)
→ Film screening.
Moderators:Delphine Bedel & Mathieu Copeland

16:00–17:30 Talk #4 IN FOCUS / SWITZERLAND
This talk brings together three among the most promising emerging figures and structures at work in Switzerland. Talk organised by the Head–Geneva University of Art and Design.

David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli,Lausanne, Zürich, Berlin (Graphic designers)
Dan Solbach, Basel (Graphic designer, publisher, curator)
Ramaya Tegegne, Geneva, Zürich (Graphic designer, publisher)
Moderator: Yann Chateigné Tytelman,(Talk organised by the Head–Geneva University of Art and Design).



Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

Conference curators and moderators:
Delphine Bedel, Amsterdam (Artist, curator, publisher)
Yannick Bouillis, Amsterdam (Curator, journalist, owner bookshop Shashin)

Guest curators and moderators:
Mathieu Copeland, London (co-curator Talk #1) (Curator, writer, publisher)
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Geneva (curator Talk #4) (Curator, writer, publisher)