Initiated in 2009, MISS READ is an art book fair focused on positioning publishing as practice, and generating a public space for discourse around the boundaries and potentials of contemporary publishing and the notion of the book. Over the course of three days, from June 10 to 12, The Berlin Art Book Fair 2016 will comprise lectures, discussions, workshops, and book launches, featuring over 200 international publishers, periodicals, artists and authors. This year’s fair will be held at Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg.
Taking Spanish-speaking countries as a special focus this year, the festival will open on Friday, June 10 with panels, presentations and lectures surrounding Publishing as Artistic Practice, and will include the Mexican collective Rrréplica meeting / encounter / clash of rebellious / disobedient / unruly publishers / editors / printers and duplicators, among many other participants. Saturday’s program will feature readings, talks and performances traversing both sides of the imaginary boundary between visual art and literature, in conjunction with the fourth annual Conceptual Poetics Day. The final day’s symposium will address How to Collect Artists’ Books, organized in collaboration with Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen Weserburg, alongside lectures and presentations that consider contemporary modes of researching and circulating images.
For the full program schedule, participants and location details, please visit the MISS READ website.