Artists’ books, special editions, independent edition, self-publishing...
These are the many words embracing a practice and phenomena taking a new dimension in recent years. Today as in the 1960s, self-publishing is a simple way for artists to share their work. But most importantly, they find in the book a format to explore through its technical resources: the image, the paper and the size.
For the past three years burning with pleasure has aimed, once a year, to report on the present production of such forms by exhibiting innovative works created from around the world. Focusing on artists using the mechanical image, meaning photography, the selection always intends to reflect on contemporary image culture and to broaden the discourse on photography and photobooks.
The exhibition at Seen Fifteen will gather 80 works coming from countries as diverse as Mexico, China and Italy. At Photofusion, a display of work in progress will present the different steps and trials carried out by artists in the process of making a book. Artists presented include Francys Alÿs, Yto Barrada, Ruth van Beek, Katrien de Blawer, Anouk Kruithof, Raymond Meeks, Jean-Luc Moulène, Elizabeth Tonnard, Daisuke Yokota...
10 /9 - Photofusion
Bookmaking workshop with the Artists Book Cooperative
12/ 9 - Photofusion
Book advice session
14/ 9 - 7pm - Photofusion
Curator talk: Magali Avezou and Lewis Bush with Christiane Monarchi
16/9 - Photofusion
Book-making workshop (age 8–13): Sayako Sugawara
19/ 9 - 7pm - Seen Fifteen
Talk: On contemporary artists’ publications: Fraser Muggeridge
28/9 - 7pm - Seen Fifteen
Talk: On artists’ books from The Secession: Andreas Reiter Raabe
30/ 9 - 3pm - Seen Fifteen
Printed Matters - A conversation on economics
Lewis Chaplin, Highchair Editions and Federica Chiocchetti.