Friends With Books, Art book Fair Berlin



Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 December 2016, 11–19h
Reception: Friday, 9 December 2016, 18-20h
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (Rieckhallen) Free Entry
takes place on the weekend of 9–11 December, 2016, at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum
für Gegenwart – Berlin as Europe’s premier event for contemporary artists’ books and
periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 160+ international participants and a
series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art
works that explore the perimeters of today’s art publishing. Admission is free.
The public programmes series ARE YOU FRIENDS WITH BOOKS…? features lectures,
performances, conversations, and panel discussions presented in partnership with Witte de
With Center for Contemporary Art: Defne Ayas; GAGARIN – The Artists in Their Own
Words: Wilfried Huet and Olaf Nicolai; Broken Dimanche Press: John Holten and
Jonathan Monk; Sternberg Press: Lou Cantor and Ariane Müller (Starship); DHL –
Drucken Heften Laden: Uwe Sonnenberg and Christian Berkes (botopress), Jörg
Franzbecker and Heimo Lattner (Berliner Hefte), Achim Lengerer (Scriptings), Yves
Mettler (Zeitschrift), Janine Sack (A Book Edition), and Simon Worthington (Mute);
Gerhard Theewen of Salon Magazine; Camera Austria: Stefanie Seufert and Reinhard
Braun; Edition Patrick Frey: Daniela Comani and Doron Sadja; brumaria: Darío
Corbeira, Jorge Miñano, Miguel Ángel Rego and Hugo López-Castrillo, and others.
The temporary exhibition, it is this flash itself that seduces, presents artworks arising from
texts and books by Bettina Allamoda, Marc Bijl, Beni Bishchof, Brian Kennon, and
Jasper Sebastian Stürup, with a performance by Discoteca Flaming Star. Additionally on
view are solo installations by recent artists-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien,
Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson and Lewis & Taggart/The Museum of Longing and Failure.
The annual FRIENDS WITH BOOKS POSTER EDITIONS by Berlin artists features a new
poster edition by Monica Bonvicini; 25 of each edition are signed and numbered and benefit
Friends with Books at a special offer of 50 €. Erik Steinbrecher has created a new edition
to benefit Friends with Books, SCREW, 2016, bronze, 26 cm, edition 5, at 800 €.
FRIENDS WITH BOOKS is organised by Vanessa Adler, argobooks, and Savannah
Gorton, Curator. Friends with Books is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2014
offering greater visibility to contemporary artists’ books and art publications, including an
annual art book fair, public programming, and partnerships with art organisations and
institutions, facilitating the engagement of diverse audiences with the book works of artists
and publishers worldwide.

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Angeles I adocs publishing, Hamburg I Afterall, London I Ahorn Books, Berlin I Bettina
Allamoda, Berlin I Anagram Books, London I Arch+, Berlin I Archive Books, Berlin I
argobooks, Berlin I atelier iii, Paris/Tokyo I ATLAS Projectos, Lisbon I Back Bone Books,
Berlin I Clara Bahlsen, Berlin I Belser, Stuttgart I Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art,
Berlin I berlinartbooks, Berlin I Beni Bischof/Laser Magazin, St. Gallen I Black Palm,
Berlin I Boabooks, Geneva I Boekie Woekie, books by artists, Amsterdam I BOM DIA
BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, Berlin I Book Works, London I Brinkmann & Bose, Berlin I
Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin I brumaria, Madrid I bruno, Venice I Bücher & Hefte
Verlag, Leipzig I Camera Austria International, Graz I ChertLüdde, Berlin I Corraini
Edizioni, Mantova I Anita Di Bianco, Berlin/New York I Discoteca Flaming Star, Berlin I
Brad Downey, Berlin I Drittel Books, Berlin I edition fink, Zürich I Edition Patrick Frey,
Zürich I Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne I Edition Taube, Stuttgart I Farbvision, Berlin I
Flanders Arts Institute, Brussels I Fluens Forlag, Copenhagen I Fucking Good Art,
Rotterdam I FUKT, Berlin I GAGARIN, Antwerp I Good Times & Nocturnal News,
Stockholm I Goss Press, New York I THE GREEN BOX, Berlin I Hand Art Publisher, Berlin
I handpicked Tokyo/Berlin, Tokyo/Berlin I Hatje Cantz, Berlin I Homeparkpress, Hamburg
I Humboldt Books, Milan I hurricane publishing, Copenhagen I ImageMovement, Berlin I
JB. Institute, Berlin I Jonas Verlag / VDG Weimar, Weimar I Journal of Aesthetics &
Protest, Leipzig/London/Los Angeles I Miriam Jung, Berlin I Jungle Books, St. Gallen I
Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Berlin I Geirmundur Klein, Antwerp I Helga Maria Klosterfelde
Edition, Berlin I Kultur & Gespenster, Hamburg I Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin I KW
Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin I La Plaque Tournante, Berlin I LAGE EGAL, Berlin
I Ines Lechleitner, Berlin I antoine lefebvre editions, Paris I Achim Lengerer, Berlin I
Lodret Vandret, Copenhagen I Lou Cantor, Berlin I Louise Guerra, Paris I Lubok Verlag,
Leipzig I Lugemik, Tallinn I MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, London I Sara MacKillop, London I, Bielefeld I Martin Schmitz Verlag, Berlin I Materialverlag HFBK, Hamburg I
MD72/Elgarafi, Berlin I MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent I Merve, Berlin I Yves Mettler,
Berlin I Dan Mitchell/Hard Mag, London I MMKoehn Verlag, Berlin/Leipzig I Jonathan
Monk, Berlin/Rome I mono.kultur, Berlin I Motto Books, Berlin I MOREpublishers,
Brussels I Ariane Müller, Berlin I Multinational Enterprises, Oslo I The Museum of
Longing and Failure, Bergen I The Name Books, Basel I Neptún Magazine, Reykjavík I
NERO, Rome I Occasional Papers, London I Olaf Nicolai, Berlin/Leipzig I Occulto, Berlin I
OEI magazine / OEI editör, Stockholm I Onomatopee, Eindhoven I Palefroi, Berlin I
Kirsten Palz, Berlin I PANTOFLE BOOKS, Tilburg I The Paper Channel, Tel Aviv I Paper
Monument, New York I Paraguay, Paris I Peres Projects, Berlin I Pluto Press, London I
PogoBooks, Berlin I Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen I possible books, Berlin I pro qm,
Berlin I PUNCH, Bucharest I, Berlin I Raum der Publikation/Muthesius
Kunsthochschule, Kiel I RAUM Italic, Berlin I Red76, Minneapolis I Red Sphinx, Berlin I
Revolver Publishing, Berlin I, Berlin/Buenos Aires I Roma Publications,
Amsterdam I Salon Verlag & Edition, Cologne I Karin Sander, Berlin I SAN ROCCO
Magazine, Milan I Anne Schwalbe, Berlin I Seemann Henschel & Co., Leipzig I Stefanie
Seufert, Berlin I Alexandre Singh, New York I Space Poetry, Copenhagen I Sprüth
Magers, Berlin I Starship, Berlin I Erik Steinbrecher, Berlin I Sternberg Press, Berlin I
Studio Jung, Berlin I Swiridoff Verlag, Künzelsau I TEXTE ZUR KUNST, Berlin I Textem
Verlag, Hamburg I Theater der Zeit, Berlin I Gerhard Theewen, Cologne I Ugly Duckling
Presse, New York I Valiz, Amsterdam I Verlag Anton Pustet, Salzburg I Verlag für
moderne Kunst, Vienna I Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich I Verlag der Buchhandlung
Walther König, Cologne I VEXER, St. Gallen I vonhundert, Berlin I Sergej Vutuc,
Heilbronn I Westphalie Verlag, Vienna I White Fungus, Taichung City I Wienand Verlag,
Cologne I Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam I Wordpharmacy,
Pietrasanta I Yard Press, Rome I Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana I ztscrpt, Vienna