— Delphine Bedel


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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Opening: Saturday 10th September, 17:00 – 19:00, with music performance by Luke Nyman. Solo show. Lumen Travo gallery, Amsterdam

Crossing the country by car for a month during the Credit Crunch and the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency, Delphine Bedel photographed the stunning scenery, eclectic architecture and the people, heart and soul of Route 66. With incisiveness and wit, her highly personal documentary and visual diary captures the afterimage of the 60′s prosperity and exuberance, and the aftermath of the recent crisis. For her second solo exhibition in the gallery, a selection of her photographs and road movie will be presented.

This legendary route was for over half a century the main access from East to West, crossing 8 states. The Mother Road. Taking a bite out of its glamorous lure, Route 66 was decommissioned in 1984 and officially disappeared. Replaced by new Interstate Highways bypassing small towns, it created a great strain for the economy along the old road and its inhabitants.

From the Grand Canyon to the ‘Magnificent Mile’ of motels and drive-thru chain stores, from the Dust Bowl years to the hope and angst of the near future, unexpected perspectives unfold along the journey across America, and reflect upon a country in a disrupted present.

Home on the road, travelling together with singer-songwriter Luke Nyman, revisiting the landmarks of American Beat culture, filming with hand-held camera and improvising music performances in many places along the road trip. Bedel filmed and recorded stories from the ‘Children of the Mother Road’: a cowboy’s wife, motel workers, war veterans, artists, musicians and historians, all had stories to tell.

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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.

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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