Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011

Amsterdam Art/Book Fair

May 11, 2011

Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May

De Brakke Grond
Nes 45
NL-1012 KD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 626 68 66

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Opening Hours:
Saturday 14 May, 13:00–19:00
Sunday 15 May, 11:00–18:00
Free admission


The first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair will take place on the 14 & 15 of May 2011, presenting a high-end international selection of art publications. The fair will reflect emerging practices and new developments in artistic practice through a selection of 70 publishers from 16 countries. Printed matter and digital media edited by independent publishers, artists, magazines, institutions, art schools and graphic design studios are also featured in this first edition.

Conferences and talks by keynote speakers, book launches and signings, artist talks and performances will concurrently take place during the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. Guests include Kenneth Goldsmith, Metahaven, Clive Phillpot, Tiffany Malakooti, and Mathieu Copeland. A unique series of curated tables will offer a selection of publications and multiples. Giving special attention to education, art and design academies concerned with publishing are invited to present recent publications and lectures series.

The Amsterdam Art/Book Fair is initiated and organised by curator and artist Delphine Bedel (Monospace Press) and Yannick Bouillis, owner of Shashin art bookshop, and founder of the successful photo book fair Offprint Paris. Hosted by the Flemish Cultural Centre ‘de Brakke Grond’, the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair aspires to be a meeting place during the Amsterdam Art Week.


ABC Artist‘s Books Cooperative. Belgium: Art Paper Editions, Gagarin, More Publishers & Sunday, Ultraviolet Magazine. France: 1/2 Zines, Editions B42, Florence Loewy, Je suis une bande de jeunes, Peeping Tom Edition, Paraguay Press. Germany: Apparent Extent, Book With A Beard, Dammer Magazine, Edition Taube, Hatje Cantz / Documenta 13, Revolver Publishing, Vice Versa Vertrieb, Motto Distribution,, Scheufelen, Spector Books. Ireland: Coracle Press. Italy: The Soon Institute. Korea: Graphic. Middle East / New York: Bidoun Magazine. The Netherlands: Alauda Publications, Bookie Woekie, Calff & Meischke, Cannon Magazine, Club Donny, Colophon / David Bennewith, De Appel & F.R. David, Extrapool / Knust, Foam Magazine, Fonds BKVB / The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Fuckinggoodart, Fw:, Girls Like Us Magazine, Ideabooks, KesselsKramer Publishing, Kunstverein Amsterdam & Ginger & Piss, Manifesta Journal, Metropolis M, Mister Motley, Norman Bates / Arnon Grunberg, O Book Publisher, Octavo publicaties, Onomatopee, Open, Our Polite Society, Pages Magazine, Post Editions, PrintRoom Rotterdam, Robstolk, Roma Publications, Rong—Wrong Magazine, Magazine Sea Urchin Editions, Shashin, SKOR / Foundation for Art and the Public Domain, The Proconsul Editions, The Session, This Week, True True True,Valiz, Van Abbemuseum, Van Zoetendaal, Zapp Magazine. Portugal: Pierre Von Kleist Editions. Switzerland: Circuit, Hard Copy, JRP Ringier (VVV), Kodoji Press, Rollergirl. Taiwan: Waterfall Magazine. U.K: Book Works, Ditto Press, Fermley Press, Mathieu Copeland Presents, Mörel Books, Pablo International, Woodnote Editions. U.S: Editions J&L Books, PIN-UP Magazine.


Switzerland: HEAD / Geneva University of Art and Design, WORK.MASTER & Hard Copy. The Netherlands: Jan Van Eyck Academie, Rietveld Academie / DOGtime, Rietveld Academie / Graphic Design, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Werkplaats Typografie.


Curated by Delphine Bedel and Yannick Bouillis.

Saturday 14 May

Mathieu Copeland, Rong—Wrong Magazine, Manystuff, Jan Van Eyck Academie / Graphic Design, Astrid Vorstermans / Valiz, and guests.

Mathieu Copeland (co-curator), Clive Phillpot, Kenneth Goldsmith, Metahaven, Joachim Schmid.

Sunday 15 May

Tiffany Malakooti / Bidoun Magazine, Kenneth Goldsmith, UbuWeb, short film screening.

David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli, Dan Solbach, Ramaya Tegegne, curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman and organised by HEAD-Geneva.* 

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The AA/BF is organised by Monospace Press and Shashin, with the support of The Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond (BE/NL). Public programme:  onds BKVB (NL), *Geneva University of Art and Design (CH), WORK.MASTER (CH), Jan Van Eyck Academie (NL), Lloyd Hotel (NL). Graphic Design: Christofer Goertz & Karoline Swiezynski, Rietveld Academie / Graphic Design. Media partners: Metropolis M (NL). Sponsors: Calff en Meischke (NL), Scheufelen (DE).


Image above:
Logo AA/BF designed by Christofer Goertz & Karoline Swiezynski, Rietveld Academie / Graphic Design.