— Delphine Bedel

Monospace Press

Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 28 to 30, at MoMA PS1. The NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries. Lucy Lippard and Paul Chan are the keynote speakers for this year’s Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference—a dynamic, two-day symposium on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. Over 25,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2012.

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NEAR organise une journée de rencontres sur le thème du livre d’artiste, de sa conception à sa réalisation et à sa diffusion, focalisée en particulier sur les ouvrages consacrés à l’image photographique contemporaine. Une table ronde de réflexion est proposée au public en matinée, suivie de rendez- vous individuels entre artistes et professionnels du livre l’après-midi. L’événement a lieu dans le cadre du Festival Images, Vevey, du 8 au 30 septembre 2012. Une co-production Festival Images et NEAR, association suisse pour la photographie contemporaine, www.near.li

Delphine Bedel – photographe, éditrice, Monospace Press/hard Copy, Amsterdam
Roger Emmenegger – photo-lithographe, Datatype, Lausanne
William A. Ewing – auteur, curateur et directeur des projets curatoriaux de Thames & hudson International
Mirjam Fisher – éditrice et directrice de l’Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich
Lady Elena Forster– curatrice, éditrice, fondatrice et directrice de Ivorypress & CPhoto Project, Madrid
Stéphane Fretz – artiste, éditeur, art&fiction, Lausanne
Jean Genoud – imprimeur, fondateur de l’Entreprise d’arts graphiques Jean genoud SA, Le Mont/Lausanne
Michael Kominek – photographe, éditeur et galeriste, Kominek gallery, Berlin

Samedi 22 septembre 2012, 10h − 18h30
Ecole supérieure de photographie, CEPV, Vevey

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Nuit des Images 2012, starting 6pm.  On Print – the small photography book fair – gathers this year twenty art and photography publishers from all over Switzerland. Book launch editions hard copy 2012, book signing. The artists and designers will be present.

After the sensational success of the Nuit des images 2011, the Musée de l’Elysée is set to greet a large public once again with a festive event and unique program. Photography, video and cinema will be celebrated on the seven screens scattered throughout the museum’s gardens.

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Friday 13 April, 7 – 9 pm. PrintRoom, Rotterdam

Talk with
Delphine Bedel / Hard Copy
Erica Overmeer / O Book Publishers
Elisabeth Tonnard / ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative
Mariken Wessels / ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative

Introduction by Karin de Jong / PrintRoom
Curator Delphine Bedel

‘The Future of Artist Books’ is a series of talks, workshops and events aiming to present the most innovative publishing projects by artists and designer’s working with photography, text, printed matter and e-publishing. The artist book is a medium central to contemporary artistic practice. The artists / publishers will present their recent editions, and discuss new modes of production, collaborative practices and distribution, from print on demand, serial editions to education projects, as well as their economical models.

Taking the occasion of the first retrospective exhibition of ‘The Dutch Photobook’ currently on view at the Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, this evening will focus on emerging practices in photo books in the Netherlands and internationally. The guest’s editions will be presented at PrintRoom for a month.

The Future of Artist Books is a transdisciplinary project will include talks, workshops and presentations. It is a collaboration between PrintRoom and the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair and other venues. Upcoming guests are Anouk Kruithof, Laurence Aërteger, And Publishers, and more.

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First edition of a yearly event dedicated to students publications, this year will be an experimental, reflexive and prospective one – engaging students, teachers and “professionals” in public discussions and round tables dedicated to making and thinking editorial practices today. It will also be the occasion to think about events and structures around publications (book fairs, book awards, book exhibitions, etc) and to elaborate a proposal for the following editions of the event. Students publications will be exhibited, and discussions and round tables organized. http://studentspublications.tumblr.com/

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For the third year, I will be lecturer at Geneva University of Art and Design, where I initiated a publishing course and the artist’s book series Hard Copy. These editions are produced in collaboration with Barbara Fedier and various departments of the schools, as well as Swiss graphic designers and co-published by Monospace Press. This position also involves thesis supervision and organising events, lectures and exhibitions in relation to Hard Copy. The first seven edition were released in 2010, with a talk with Seth Siegelaub, Daniel McClean and Dexter Sinister, and reading performance by the artists at LiYH in Geneva. The talks can be heard back on the Laptop Radio website. The second edition were presented at the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair and the exhibition ‘vue sur la mer’ in Geneva in 2011.


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