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MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair

MISS READ 2013 opens on the 19th of September and brings together for the fifth year protagonists of international contemporary art book publishing.

Books are an important medium to embody and disseminate ideas, and 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 books, results are often complex and enable new perspectives. At best, an “artist’s book” is an artwork in its own right.

The 100+ participants include:
[ 2nd floor projects ], San Francisco | AKV, Berlin | Anagram Books, London | AND Publishing, London | Apparent Extent, Cologne | Archive Books, Berlin | argobooks, Berlin | Art Paper Editions, Ghent | Artlink Australia, Adelaide | ATLAS Projectos, Lisboa | August Verlag, Berlin | Bartleby & Co., Brussels | B/B Multiples & PlanBey, Berlin/Beirut | blisterZine, Ravenna | Boabooks, Geneva | Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam | BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, Berlin | Book Storage, Tokyo | Book Works, London | Brad Downey, Berlin | Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin | büro für film und gestaltung, Berlin | Cabinet, Brooklyn | Camera Austria, Graz | CasCo – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht | Crux Desperationis/Gegen, Montevideo | Der Wedding, Berlin | dienacht Magazine + Publishing, Leipzig | Edition Fink, Zürich | Edition Taube, Stuttgart | edition.nord, Niigata | Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne | e-flux journal, New York | Fluens Forlag, New York | frieze, Berlin/London | From Me To You Publications, Antwerp | FUKT, Berlin | GAGARIN, Antwerp | Gloria Glitzer, Berlin | Grazer Kunstverein, Graz | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago/Copenhagen/Philadelphia | Hank Schmidt in der Beek, Berlin | Heidi Specker, Berlin | Infinite Greyscale, Berlin | information as material, Old York | INNEN/Zug Magazine, Budapest | Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld | Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam | LemonMelon, London | Little & Large Editions, Berlin | Lubok Verlag, Leipzig | Merve, Berlin | Michael Baers & Friends, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/„greatest hits“, Berlin | mono.kultur, Berlin | Mousse Publishing, Milan | no press/Derek Beaulieu, Calgary | Occulto, Berlin | OEI magazine/OEI editör, Stockholm | OMMU, Athens | Otras Obras, Tijuana | Quick Magazine, Berlin | PogoBooks, Berlin | possible books, Berlin | rakete.co_E.Steinbrecher/S.Müller, Berlin | Raum für Publikation/Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel | Re:Surgo!, Berlin | Red Sphinx, London | Revolver Publishing, Berlin | Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Berlin | Sergej Vutuc, Heilbronn | Space Poetry, Copenhagen | Spector Books, Leipzig | Spike Art Quarterly, Vienna | springerin, Vienna | Starship, Berlin | Sternberg Press, Berlin | Susanne Bürner, Berlin | Texte zur Kunst, Berlin | THE GREEN BOX, Berlin | The Vanity Press, London | Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn | von100, Berlin | Westphalie, Vienna | Wien Lukatsch, Berlin | Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam | Wordpharmacy, Copenhagen | X Marks the Bökship, London | ztscrpt, Berlin/Vienna | and many more

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.

In addition, a series of talks, panel discussions, and presentations will explore the cutting edge of art publishing today. MISS READ STAGE will feature numerous lectures, performances, talks, and book launches by AA Bronson, Eleanor Brown, Rike Frank, Cecilia Grönlund, John Holten, Marysia Lewandowska, Sarah Pierce, Laurel Ptak, Martha Rosler, Pelin Tan, Tony White, and others.

The poster and logo for MISS READ 2013 were created by Lawrence Weiner.

MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair is organized by argobooks, Michalis Pichler, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

@ abc – art berlin contemporary
Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6
10963, Berlin
Thursday, 19 September, preview noon–4pm, opening 4–9pm
Friday, 20 September, noon–7pm
Saturday, 21 September, noon–7pm
Sunday, 22 September, noon–7pm
Admission to MISS READ is free

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