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After the success of last year, the Berlin Publishing Weekend is upon us again: Parallel to the Art Book Fair Unter dem Motto 2010 (with the participation of mono.kultur, of course!), KW Institute for Contemporary Art organizes the artist book festival MISS READ.

For the second time MISS READ has invited international publishers and artists to show their artist books at KW in Berlin. As a genre of its own, the artist book reflects contemporary ways of artistic production and publishing to a great extent and also addresses issues of presentation and circulation as well as new strategies of distribution. Presenting a selection of more than 40 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides the rare opportunity to encounter and explore the contemporary scene of independent publishing. MISS READ is a collaboration of KW and the Berlin-based publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler.

The festival will be accompanied by a series of lectures, performances and talks by artists, publishers, and graphic designers reflecting contemporary ways of artistic publishing. A program in collaboration with Christoph Keller. See below for details.

Friday, September 03, 15–19h
Saturday, September 04 and Sunday, September 05, 12–19h
Opening Party with basso & friends: Friday, September 03, from 19h

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin

2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles | AKV/urban art info, Berlin | Anita Di Bianco, Berlin/New York | Archive Books, Berlin/Turin | Archive of Modern Conflict, London | argobooks, Berlin | Barbara Wien  Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin | Bartleby & Co., Brussels | basso & friends, Berlin | Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam | Book Works, London | Chicago – Times – Plotter [...] Paper – Libertine – Trixie, Vienna | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | Edie Fake, Chicago | Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich | Erik Steinbrecher, Berlin | Eva Weinmayr, London | Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam | GAGARIN, Antwerp | GRAPHIC, Seoul | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago | mediabus, Seoul | Michael Baers, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/“greatest hits”, Berlin | Mladen Stilinovi?, Zagreb | Mörel Books, London | no press/derek beaulieu, Calgary | Piktogram/Bureau of Loose Associations, Warsaw | Regency Arts Press Ltd., New York | Revolver Publishing, Berlin | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Samandal, Beirut | Space Poetry, Copenhagen | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | The Green Box, Berlin | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Ugly Duckling Presse, New York | umool umool, Amsterdam/Seoul | (un)limited store, Marseille | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König,
Cologne | Weproductions, Yarrow | Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana | ZINE’S MATE, Tokyo

Saturday, September 4, 2010
14h Brett Bloom / Half Letter Press/Temporary Services:
The Smell of Books Surrounds You!
15h Zak Kyes:
On-Site: Publication as Practise
16h Achim Lengerer / Scriptings:
Models For Rehearsing The Script
17h Jeff Khonsary / Fillip:
On Free Content
Sunday, September 5, 2010:
14h Eva Weinmayr:
I Wonder What the Silence Was About. Film Screening and Talk
15h Artist lecture by Michael Stevenson