Interventions, Performances and Projects 2014
An installation of the Architectural Association's Fulcrum by books people places and schneideroelsen. Presented by pro qm.
Fulcrum is a publication (and sometimes architectural collective) that printed 100 weekly issues from 2011–14. Dedicated to "pursuing architecture and the third millennium", Fulcrum's editorial agenda was principally concerned with debt, precariousness, equality and the struggle for social justice.
The Liberated Page
The Liberated Page presents artist interventions by Louise Guerra and Claudia de la Torre. As a satellite project of The Liberated Page Biennial at Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva (20 November–28 December, 2014), the artists explore poetic and structural practices in art book production that concern the renewal of the book format.
Louise Guerra's I AM SHE WHO, 2014, is an installation that also features two performance lectures on Saturday, 13 December, at 14:00 h and 17:00 h.
Claudia de la Torre's the covers might be soft, 2014, is a site-specific intervention that evokes relationships between different books through the placement of extracted footnotes onto the surrounding windows of Café Moskau's atrium.
The Liberated Page is an international union that aims to support and promote the critical and intellectual dissemination of artists' books and independent editions across the world. The union organises and conceives a number of events, conferences, and a biennale exhibition, which highlight new practices within contemporary art publication and new forms of artists' books made and published worldwide. The Liberated Page is also a communal archive of artists' books and bookworks, which is in continual evolution and construction.
Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD / DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Chitti Kasemkitvatana produces a new "live" Berlin edition of Messy Sky Magazine at the fair. Presented by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD / DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
Messy Sky Magazine, by the artists Chitti Kasemkitvatana, Pratchaya Phinthong and Thakol Khaosa-ad, is an open-form publication. Fluid and adjustable in its format, it is distributed as printed pages, digital files or sculptural objects. Contributions are produced and collected via live-actions.
Messy Sky Magazine is available for free download on www.messysky.tumblr.com
Good Times & Nocturnal News
Good Times & Nocturnal News (Egle Kulbokaite and Carl Palm) present an installation featuring the first two magazine editions and dripping ice moon, with an accompanying music/performance event at Kosmetiksalon Babette on Saturday, 13 December, 19:00 h till late. Presented by Friends with Books.
Good Times & Nocturnal News is an idiosyncratic newsprint publication departing from the tradition of artist books, presenting voices by artists, writers, and curators in a consciously loose compilation. So far, Good Times & Nocturnal News has been released in two issues and proves to be an exciting potential platform for future considerations and collaborations in print. The publication provides a compilation of art writing and imagery on the undisclosed topic, ascribing no specific names to each contribution: names of the artists are gathered at the end of the magazine.