MISS READ POSTER, Lawrence Weiner, 2013

MISS READ : The Berlin Art Book Fair : 2013

September 19 to 22, 2013

[ 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 | Bücher & Hefte, Berlin | Cabinet, Brooklyn | Camera Austria, Graz | CasCo – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht | Crux Desperationis/Gegen, Montevideo | Der Wedding, Berlin | die nacht Magazin, Leipzig | Edition Fink, Zürich | edition.nord, Niigata | Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne | Edition Taube, Stuttgart |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 | Mark Pezinger Verlag, Vienna | Merve, Berlin | Michael Baers & Friends, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/„greatest hits“, Berlin | mono.kultur, Berlin | Mousse Publishing, Milan | NERO, Turin | no press/Derek Beaulieu, Calgary | Occulto, Berlin | OEI magazine/OEI editör, Stockholm | OMMU, Athens | Otras Obras, Tijuana | Quick Magazine, Berlin | PogoBooks, Berlin | rakete.co_E.Steinbrecher/S.Müller, Berlin | Re:Surgo!, Berlin |Red Sphinx, London | Raum für Publikation/Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel | 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 | Westphalie, Vienna | Wien Lukatsch, Berlin | Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam | Wordpharmacy, Copenhagen | X Marks the Bökship, London | Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, Ljubljana | ztscrpt, Berlin/Vienna | and many more


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.

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.


abc art berlin contemporary
Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6
10963, Berlin

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 2013 was organized by argobooks, Michalis Pichler and KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Advisor: AA Bronson




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