The Berlin Art Book Fair 2013

19 Sep 2013
22 Sep 2013

MISS READ 2013 opens on the 19th of September and brings together for the fifth time the most important protagonists of art book publishing. In addition to some 100 international exhibitors, a series of talks, panel discussions, and presentations will explore the cutting edge of art publishing today.

MISS-READ_2013_POSTER_Lawrence_Weiner - Lawrence Weiner

Books being a great medium to embody and disseminate ideas, artists use the book form to elaborate visual stories, generate archives, depict collections, present research results, or even practice book piracy. When artists, authors, and designers collaborate on production, the complex books that often result enable fresh perspectives. At best, an “artist’s book” is an artwork in its own right.

MISS READ will be hosted by abc – art berlin contemporary for the second year, after taking place at KW Institute for Contemporary Art for the previous three years.
The poster for MISS READ 2013 was created by Lawrence Weiner.
The tables for MISS READ 2013 are provided by L & Z.
Opening hours

Thursday, 19.9.2013, Preview 12–4pm, Opening 4–9pm

Friday, 20.9.2013, 12–7 pm

Saturday, 21.9.2013, 12–7 pm

Sunday, 22.9.2013, 12–7 pm
Free Entry

In addition, a series of talks, panel discussions, and presentations will explore the cutting edge of art publishing today.

Friday, September 20, 5.00pm
A presentation by Book Works, London with Rike Frank, Tom Holert and Sarah Pierce to launch Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Several Authors by Sarah Pierce

Friday, September 20, 5.30pm
Martha Rosler in conversation with Pelin Tan, Introduced by Julieta Aranda, e-flux Journal, NY, to launch Culture Class, a book by Martha Rosler

Friday, September 20, 6.30pm
A book launch and Panel discussion by Witte de With, Rotterdam with AA Bronson and others on Queer Zines

Saturday, September 21, 5.30pm
panel discussion by Sternberg Press, Berlin with Laurel Ptak, Marysia Lewandowska, Matteo Pasquinelli, Antonia Hirsch and others to launch Undoing Property?

Saturday, September 21, 6.00pm
Lecture by Tony White, Director of the Decker Library, Baltimore on publication and distribution of artists' books (and related contemporary publication types) in the last decade

Saturday, September 21, 6.30pm
Panel Discussion by Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin and Tony White on Policies  of Buying, Collecting and Archiving artists' books and the like 


Sunday, September 22, 5.00pm + (2.00-6.00pm)  Conceptual Poetics Day 
with Simon Morris (fantastic artists talk about conceptual writing), Nick Thurston, Eleanor Brown, Swantje Lichtenstein, Michalis Pichler, Cecilia Grönberg & Jonas (J) Magnusson (Some Notes on Conceptual Writing in the Nordic Countries), John Holten, Derek Beaulieu, Jeroen Nieuwland and others
MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair is organized by argobooks, Michalis Pichler and KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Advisor: AA Bronson