botopress at Friends With Books


botopress is happy to be part of this year’s Friends With Books: Art Book Fair Berlin. We will share a stand with our favourite independent publishers group Drucken Heften Laden (DHL) and take part in the public programme, organising a talk with the historian Uwe Sonnenberg about leftist publishing in West Germany’s 1970s. And maybe we are even going to learn something about contemporary independent publishing as well? Who knows. Please join in on Sunday, December 11 at 4pm.

You can find an english summary about what is going to be discussed here.

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2016
December 9–11, 2016
Opening: December 9, 6–8pm

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 50/51
10557 Berlin
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Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2016 takes place on the weekend of December 9–11, 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.

For the complete list of the 160+ Friends with Books 2016 participants, visit here.

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 ArtDefne AyasGAGARIN – The Artists in Their Own WordsWilfried Huet and Olaf NicolaiBroken Dimanche PressJohn Holten and Jonathan MonkSternberg PressLou Cantor and Ariane Müller (Starship); DHL – Drucken Heften LadenUwe 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); Salon Verlag & EditionGerhard Theewen (Salon) with Karin SanderCamera AustriaInternationalStefanie Seufert and Reinhard Braun; Edition Patrick FreyDaniela Comaniand Doron SadjabrumariaDarío CorbeiraJorge MiñanoMiguel Ángel Rego and Hugo López-Castrillo, and others.

The public programmes schedule is available here.

The temporary exhibition, it is this flash itself that seduces, explores pleasures inspired by texts and images from books, with artworks on view by Bettina AllamodaMarc BijlBeni BischofBrian Kennon, and Jasper Sebastian Stürup, and a performance by Discoteca Flaming Star.

Also on view are solo installations by recent artists-in-residence at Künstlerhaus BethanienSveinn Fannar Jóhannsson and Lewis & Taggart/The Museum of Longing and Failure.

More about the artworks and performance here, and installations here.

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. Additionally, Erik Steinbrecher has created a new edition to benefit Friends with Books, SCREW, 2016, bronze, edition 5.

More information about Friends with Books Editions is available here.

Friends with Books is a 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.