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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’

Exhibition ‘Vue sur la mer’

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

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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
Amsterdam, NL

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The Detroit Diary by Jimini Hignett, designed by Anna Haas, 2010

Nominated for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010

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)

The Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books

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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.

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Hard Copy Discussion avec Seth Siegelaub et Daniel McCLean,
Stuart Bailey, David Reinfurt et Delphine Bedel

LiveinyourHead, Genève, 3.11.2010, 18.00

Lectures: Une proposition de Laurence Boissier, Boutheyna Bouslama, Sarah Burger, Grégoire Fontana, Renaud Loda, Carla Leòn et Ceel Mogami de Haas

Hard Copy est un projet éditorial mené par Delphine Bedel dans le cadre du work.master, en association avec Barbara Fedier. Collaborant avec un groupe d’étudiant-e-s sur la production d’un multiple travaillant texte, image et archive au travers de la forme du livre dans son acception la plus étendue, cette collection présente sept éditions limitées. Une soirée spéciale de lancement accueille une lecture / performance collective des éditions devenant ainsi des partitions à interpréter. Autour d’une installtion présentant les publications, leurs sources et leur processus de conception, les participant-e-s mettent à nouveau en jeu leur projet. Hard Copy est composée des propositions de Laurence Boissier, Boutheyna Bouslama, Sarah Burger, Grégoire Fontana, Renaud Loda, Carla Leòn et Ceel Mogami de Haas.

La présentation de cette collection fait l’objet d’une réflexion spécifique sur l‘exposition du livre comme forme, selon différents modes, lectures et discussions, exposition et diffusion en association avec le projet LapTopRadio / His Masters Voices, une expérience radiophonique en ligne menée par un groupe d’étudiant-e-s du work.master avec les artistes et curateurs Laurent Schmid, Samuel Gross et Daniel Suter. Delphine Bedel propose ensuite invités de marque : le galeriste, collectionneur et éditeur américain, acteur majeur de l’Art Conceptuel Seth Siegelaub et l’avocat, curateur et éditeur Daniel McClean.

 

Exposition ‘Re-Applied Art’, Dexter Sinister,
Dexter Sinister présente Re-Applied Art, une nouvelle présentation de la collection, qu’ils décrivent comme une « constellation » d’objets, d’imprimés, de formes diverses, amassés depuis dix ans autour de l’univers foisonnant de leur désormais culte Dot Dot Dot Magazine. Entre art, design et architecture, musique, philosophie et littérature, cet ensemble d’indices constitue autant de points d’entrées dans le monde de signes, d’histoires et de notions qui nourrit les nombreux projets de David Reinfurt et Stuart Bailey : tous, à un moment donné, ont servi, ont été utilisés, reproduits ou détournés dans le cadre de la production de DDD.

LiveInYourHead propose donc une nouvelle étape de cette archive en cours permanent de constitution, cette documentation en mouvement et en expansion. A une collecte qui mènera à l’enrichis-sement d’une bibliothèque pensée autour de leurs travaux, collaborations et influences à vocation de rencontre, d’échange et de pédagogie, The Serving Library, s’ajoute un exercice d’interpréta-tion. Le duo propose en effet à un groupe d’étudiant-e-s du programme work.master de s’approprier cet ensemble de plus cent items, de penser et d’effectuer, en dialogue avec les artistes, l’accrochage temporaire « à l’aveugle » (l’exposition ne comporte aucun cartel) de la collection. Le résultat devient l’objet d’une discussion sur les choix opérés, sur les résultats immédiats de cet exercice du regard.

Informations

Live in your Head, Geneve

LiveInYourHead
Institut curatorial de la Head – Genève
Rue du Beulet 4, 1203 Genève
www.hesge.ch/head
Vernissage le mercredi 3 novembre à 18 heures
Exposition du 4 au 24 novembre 2010

et aussi Mardi 2 novembre, 18 h
The Final Dot Dot Dot, Forde, Geneve
Dexter Sinister présente l’ultime numéro de Dot Dot Dot Magazine avec Stuart Bailey et David Reinfurt
www.fordesite.com

Re-Applied Art de Dexter Sinister est réalisé en coopération avec Kunstverein, Amsterdam, le Centre Pompidou / Département du Développement Culturel, Paris et Forde, Genève.
Hard Copy est produit dans le cadre d’une lab.zone du programme work.master, menée par Delphine Bedel en collaboration avec Barbara Fedier (atelier Micro-édition), Hervé Laurent et la filière Communication visuelle de la Head – Genève. Les éditions ont été réalisées avec la participation des graphistes de la filière Communication visuelle : Camille Decrey, Sophie Gagnebin, Maud Hortala, Julien Mouron, Julie Petter, Stéphanie Pilet et Linda Voyame. Marc Hollenstein, graphiste suisse basé aux Pays-Bas, a conçu les flyers et le packaging de la collection.
LapTopRadio est développé dans le cadre d’une lab.zone du programme work.master de la Head – Genève, His Masters Voices, menée par Laurent Schmid, Samuel Gross et Daniel Suter.

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Since 2009, I’m lecturer at The HEAD, 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. This position also involves thesis supervision and organising events 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.

WORK.MASTER is addressed to students-artists who wish to broaden and develop their practical work within a framework which promotes a transversal approach, multiple perspectives and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Combining research and artistic practice (individual, collaborative or collective), the programme is structured around the realisation of full-scale personal projects.

The programme gives students the opportunity to contextualise their work through real life artistic interventions (in the public space, exhibitions, publications, radio programmes…). For WORK.MASTER, art is above all “in action”.

Discussions and debates examine the historical, social and intellectual conditions of artistic action in tutorials (on a one-to-one basis), lab.zones (thematic group projects), seminars (and theory based projects), critical sessions (collective critics) and further offers on a swiss-wide level (master-platform and pool-CH).

Each student receives a strong artistic and theoretical tutorial support. Regular meetings and studio visits give the possibillity for an on-going dialogue, a continous feedback on the work in progress.

WORK.MASTER provides an international platform in which invited artists, theorists and curators of different fields propose lab.zones and seminars. The lab.zones may be organised in periodical meetings or intensive workshops, allowing the contextualisation of the student’s work. They give the opportunity to the participants engage in various forms of public interactions such as performance, art interventions in public space, exhibitions, publications and radio.

The critical sessions are weekly meetings, group critics. They offer a forum to reflect and analyse each others’ practise and to invent modes of presentation. During these sessions, updates of researches are presented and discussed, sharing ideas by making them available to others.

Coordination
Laurent Schmid, head of the programme, Christian Besson and Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza, professors, Ceel Mogami de Haas and Marion Tampon-Lajarriette, assistants.

Professors / Contributors
Delphine Bedel (artiste et curatrice, Amsterdam), Yann Chateigné (curateur et critique, Genève), Mathieu Copeland (curateur et éditeur, Londres), Lili Reynaud Dewar (artiste, Paris), Lina Saneh (metteur en scène et comédienne, Beyrouth), Samuel Gross (curateur, Genève), Christophe Kihm (critique, Paris), Pierre Leguillon (artiste, Paris), Valérie Mavridorakis (critique, Genève), Markus Miessen (architecte et théoricien, Berlin / Londres), Mai-Thu Perret (artiste, Genève), Daniel Suter (curateur et artiste, Berne), Frédéric Wecker (philosophe et critique, Paris)

Collaborations
The three majors of the Masters programme at Head – Geneva are constituents of the Masters HES-SO in Fine Arts which also offers two other majors at Ecal – Lausanne (EAE – European Art Ensemble) and at Ecav – Sierre (MAPS – Art in the Public Sphere). In addition, they are incorporated into the Master- platform.ch which brings together the different Masters in Fine Arts of Swiss universities.

HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design
Work.Master

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Lectures by Seth Siegelaub and Daniel McClean
Talk with Seth Siegelaub, Daniel McClean, Delphine Bedel, James Goggin, Aernoud Bourdrez [Use-IP], and Yannick Bouillis [Shashin].
12 Artist’s books, performance

The Publications Project is a collection of artist’s books issued by the Master Programmes the Dutch Art Institute and designed in collaboration with the Werkplaats Typografie. International in its scope, this collection is a unique blend of printed matter. It began as an experimental and innovative research and publishing platform aiming to address the specific process of artist books production, it is now an acclaimed editorial project.

The 2010 edition consists of 12 publications edited by artist and curator Delphine Bedel. In close collaboration with one or more guest authors, artists and designers teamed up to produce an artwork in the form of printed matter. From very diverse perspectives the artists and designers reflect on publishing as a versatile medium. The publications vary from artist books, essays, poster series, performance artefacts and documentary investigations, to autofiction and collages.

Seth Siegelaub will speak about copyright and economic issues concerning independent radical publishing, including art books, based on his publishing experience with the Chilean book ‘How to Read Donald Duck’, the so-called ‘Xeroxbook’ and the ‘Artist’s Contract’. He will specifically address free access to information and the practical problems of distribution in a world of dominated by capitalist property values.

Daniel McClean will discuss copying in art, copyright law, and his role as both a curator and a lawyer, focusing on the tension between practices of copying in art and the constraints imposed upon these practices by copyright law. The recent project ‘Free Sol LeWitt’, which McClean co-curated with Superflex at the Van Abbemuseum questions models of authorship in art. He will also discuss important trials involving artists, including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

Delphine Bedel is curator, artist and writer based in Amsterdam. She is Associated Professor at Th Dutch Art Institute.James Goggin is graphic designer, and Course Director of Werkplaats Typograpfie.

Saturday 03.07.2010, 16:00
De Ateliers, Amsterdam

Further Information:

The Publications Project 2010
Collection editor: Delphine Bedel
Design editor: James Goggin

Artist books by: Lado Darakhvelidze, Taf Hassam, Jimini Hignett, Amanda Koelman, Izabela Oldak, Sevgi Ortaç, Julio Pastor, Viki Semou, Eva Schippers, Ruben van Klaveren, Renaldi Zefi, Veridiana Zurita.

Designed by: Goda Budvytytė, Ines Cox, Gregory Dapra, Anna Haas, Annett Höland, Simone Koller, Lu Liang, Joris van Aken, Boris van den Eynden, Isabelle Vaverka, Lidia Wilkosz.

Guests author and contributors: Emily E. Auger, Mounira Al Solh, Maria Barnas, James Beckett, Delphine Bedel, Lady Equitone, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Funda Bütüner, Jeremy Gilbert, Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen, Haejun Jo & Donghwan Jo, Annette Krauss & Petra Bauer, Aylin Kuryel, Pierre Leroux, Giorgi Maisuradze, Carlos Motta, Serazer Pekerman, Marco Pasi, Marko Peljhan, Spinvis (Erik de jong), Pelin Tan, Ad van Denderen, Lidwien van de Ven, Rob van Kranenburg, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Loïc Wacquant, Marta Zarzycka.

Book distribution: Shashin Art Bookshop, Monospace Press, Amsterdam

Location: Exhibition Werkplaats Typografie, De Ateliers, Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

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