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Opening tonight:

Reflections on Theory and Practice of Independent Publishing
Exhibition, Workshop, Events
January 8–18, 2015
neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Berlin, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin

adocs, Hamburg; Architektur in Gebrauch, Berlin; Archive Books, Berlin; Michael J. Baers, Berlin; Books People Places, Berlin; Botopress, Berlin; Edition Bernward Reul, Berlin; Ernst und Mund, Leipzig; Errant Bodies, Berlin/Los Angeles; form und sinn, Berlin; Fulcrum, London; image-shift, Berlin; Wolfgang Kil, Berlin; Metabook, Amsterdam/Berlin; metroZones, Berlin; nGbK, Berlin; Revolver Publishing, Berlin; Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Berlin; Spector Books, Leipzig; Temporary Services/Half Letter Press, Chicago/copenhagen; The Green Box, Berlin; von hundert, Berlin; ztscrpt, Viennal/Berlin

Self-publishing with simple means is a common endeavor, and the less money is available, the greater the enthusiasm seems to be. But the distribution and perception of small print publications can quickly reach limits. The relevant know-how about the intricacies of book publishing is not something to be taken for granted. So Drucken Heften Laden will analyze and discuss the conditions and possibilities for independent publishing in the context of art and city (politics). The exhibition presents a temporary archive, with selected nGbK titles published since 1969 and contemporary books and journals. Running parallel to this is a three-day closed workshop, the themes and results of which will be integrated in the public series of events.

All events in English language

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7 pm:
Exhibition opening
The Inside and the Outside of a Book
A presentation by Brandon LaBelle

Friday, January 9, 2015, 7 pm:
Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibres and Electrons
A lecture by Brett Bloom,

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7 pm:
Self-Publishing – The New Economy of the Book
A lecture by Delphine Bedel

nGbK project group:
Erik Göngrich, Heimo Lattner, Katja Reichard, Ines Schaber, Peter Schmidt, Florian Wüst