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.
The book launch will take place on Thursday 30 June at 19.30 in Geneva, in the frame of the exhibition ‘ Vue sur la mer‘.
A new series of six artists publications, edited by Delphine Bedel and produced by the M.F.A. Work.Master/ Geneva University of Art and Design will be presented, along with and exhibition. hard copy is a project made in collaboration with Barbara Fedier/ Micro-Editions and Hervé Laurent/ Atelier Ecriture, and with seven Swiss graphic designers. The books are co-published with Monospace Press. The pre-launch took place at the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair on the 14th and 15th of May at de Brakke Grond.
HARD COPY 2011
1. Dorothee Baumann. Designer: Marc Hollenstein ‘Pleasure Arousal Dominance’
2. Romain Legros, Designer: Nadja Zimmerman “Argelas’
3. Johanna Viprey, Designer: Anna Haas‘ J’aime Plus ou moins la nature’
4. Martina Sophie Wilberger, Designers: B und R ‘ Mon Petit Alphabet’
5. Florent Meng, Designer: Marc Hollenstein ‘Laiques Perspectives’
6. Maya Rochat, Designer: Jemery Shorderet ‘Ma tête a couper’
Book launch, 30 june, 19.30
with a performance lecture by Martina Sophie Wilberger.
Exhibition 30 .06 -08.07 2011, 13.00-19.00
Place des Volontaires, Rue de la Coulouvrenière 26, 1204 Genève
Two afternoons of TALKS & LECTURES with international guests.
Saturday 14 May 2011
14:10–15:30 TALK #1 EMERGING PRACTICES
Pecha Kucha, Book, CD and magazine launches by attending publishers, artists and designers.
→ Official Launch Delphine Bedel, Yannick Bouillis
→ 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)
The first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair will take place the 14 & 15 of May 2011, presenting a high end international selection of art publications. The fair aims to reflect on the emerging practices and new development in art, through a selection of publishers from 16 countries. Printed matter and digital media edited by independent publishers and artists, magazines and institutions, art schools and graphic design studios are featured in this first edition.
Conferences and talks by keynote speakers, book launches, artist talks and performances will take place during the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. Guests include Kenneth Goldsmith, Metahaven, Clive Phillpot, Mathieu Copeland. A unique series of curated tables will offer a selection of publications and posters. Book trading and signing, encounters and conversations will take place at ‘Black Market’, an informal meeting place for artists, designers, publishers and collectors.
The Amsterdam Art/Book Fair is initiated and organised by Delphine Bedel (Monospace Press) and Yannick Bouillis( Shashin/Offrpint), and is hosted by the Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond. The Amsterdam Art/Book Fair aspires to be a meeting place during the Amsterdam Art Week. The entrance to the AA/BF is free.
Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May
De Brakke Grond
The artist book ‘The Detroit Diary’ by Jimini Hignett, designed by Anna Haas and edited by Delphine Bedel was one of the 19 books nominated for the award. ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books‘ competition was established to promote and reward top-quality book design in Switzerland. It was established at the behest of the famous typographer and designer Jan Tschichold in 1943. The competition is open to graphic designers, publishers and printers. Annually, the Federal Office of Culture receives around 400 submissions. A five-member, internationally staffed jury, currently chaired by Cornel Windlin, selects the most beautiful Swiss books each year.
What qualifies as a Swiss book?: A book is considered a Swiss book when it fulfils at least one of the following three criteria: the book was designed by a Swiss designer, the publisher has its headquarters in Switzerland, or the printer has its headquarters in Switzerland. The jury’s criteria: In judging the submissions to the competition, the jury takes into account each book’s overall concept, graphic design and typography, and pays particular attention to innovation and originality.
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books Jury includes:
Cornel Windlin, Küssnacht am Rigi [Chair of the Jury]
Christoph Schifferli, Ascona
Lars Müller, Oslo (NO)
Will Holder, Hatfield (UK)
Yannick Bouillis et Thomas Buxó ont choisi de présenter le travail éditorial initié par Delphine Bedel. Artiste, curator et directrice artistique, Delphine Bedel enseigne à la Haute École d’Art et de Design de Genève. Elle est la directrice de Monospace press, une plateforme de production et de distribution dédiée à l’art contemporain, au design graphique et à la théorie, et a édité plus de 40 livres d’artistes et multiples.
Sera présentée une série de 29 éditions, co-réalisées en 2009 et 2010 par des artistes (Arnhem) et les designers de Werkplaats Typografie, ainsi que la collection Hard Copy, constituée de sept livres publiés en 2010 et résultant d’une collaboration entre le département Communication Visuelle, l’Atelier de Micro-édition et le Work.Master de l’HEAD. Ces livres sont un bon exemple de collaboration entre graphistes et artistes : ni transposition mécanique d’un contenu dans un contenant, ni ré-interprétation d’un travail par un graphiste, mais production d’un “tout” nouveau, le livre ne se réduisant pas à la somme des apports.
Conférence Mercredi 15 décembre 2010, 18h
École supérieure des beaux-arts, Toulouse (amphi A)
Sélection à partir du 15 décembre, ICI, Toulouse
Yannick Bouillis & Thomas Buxó, Conférence & sélection de livres
Yannick Bouillis est un libraire on-line basé à Amsterdam. Il a organisé en novembre 2010 Offprint Paris, un salon dédié à l’édition photographique indépendante, et organisera un salon du livre d’artiste à Amsterdam en mai 2011. Thomas Buxó est graphiste et travaille en Hollande où il collabore avec de nombreuses structures et artistes. Il a notamment réalisé le site web d’Offprint Paris ou encore travaillé avec le photographe Juul Hondius.