2010: PERFORMING REALITY / ongoing collaboration DAI & Werkplaats Typografie / DAI Publications / Collection editor: Delphine Bedel / public lectures Seth Siegelaub and Daniel McClean

The Publications Project 2010 

Collection editor: Delphine Bedel

Design editor: James Goggin

Artist books by: Lado Darakhvelidze, Taf Hassam, Jimini Hignett, Amanda Koelman, Izabela Oldak, Sevgi Ortaç, Julio Pastor, Viki Semou, Eva Schippers, Ruben van Klaveren, Renaldi Zefi, Veridiana Zurita.

Designed by: Goda Budvytytė, Ines Cox, Gregory Dapra, Anna Haas, Annett Höland, Simone Koller, Lu Liang, Joris van Aken, Boris van den Eynden, Isabelle Vaverka, Lidia Wilkosz.

Guests author and contributors: Emily E. Auger, Mounira Al Solh, Maria Barnas, James Beckett, Delphine Bedel, Lady Equitone, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Funda Bütüner, Jeremy Gilbert, Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen, Haejun Jo & Donghwan Jo, Annette Krauss & Petra Bauer, Aylin Kuryel, Pierre Leroux, Giorgi Maisuradze, Carlos Motta, Serazer Pekerman, Marco Pasi, Marko Peljhan, Spinvis (Erik de jong), Pelin Tan, Ad van Denderen, Lidwien van de Ven, Rob van Kranenburg, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Loïc Wacquant, Marta Zarzycka.

DAI PUBLICATIONS is a collection of artist's books published by the Dutch Art Institute. For its production the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) has formed a unique partnership with the Werkplaats Typografie (WT). DAI and WT, both located in the city of Arnhem, are master's degree programs of ArtEZ – one of the major art academies (kunsthochschulen) in the Netherlands – and dedicated to the experimental education of artists and designers for furthering their creative engagement with the world.

In close collaboration with one or more guest editors, artists of DAI had teamed up with designers of WT to publish a work in the form of printed matter each year. From very diverse perspectives they reflect on publication as a versatile medium.

Gabriëlle Schleijpen, head of the DAI program, founded DAI PUBLICATIONS in 2003 as an experimental and innovative research and publishing platform. Since its inception more than 90 artist books have been published and since 2006 has gone under the supervision of annually appointed collection editors: Joke Robaard 2006, Maureen Mooren 2007, Emily Pethick 2008, Delphine Bedel 2009 and 2010.



The Dutch Art Institute (DAI) presents the Publications Project 2010.

 July 3, 2010 - 16:00hrs

at de Ateliers, Stadhouderskade 86, 1073 AT 

PUBLIC LECTURES: Seth Siegelaub and Daniel McClean

 Q&A: with Seth Siegelaub, Daniel McClean, Delphine Bedel, James Goggin, Aernoud Bourdrez [Use-IP] & Yannick Bouillis [Shashin].

Drinks, 19.00

Seth Siegelaub will speak about copyright and economic issues concerning independent radical publishing, including art books, based on his publishing experience with the Chilean book 'How to Read Donald Duck', the so-called 'Xeroxbook' and the 'Artist's Contract'. He will specifically address free access to information and the practical problems of distribution in a world of dominated by capitalist property values.

Daniel McClean will discuss copying in art, copyright law, and his role as both a curator and a lawyer, focusing on the tension between practices of copying in art and the constraints imposed upon these practices by copyright law. The recent project 'Free Sol LeWitt', which McClean co-curated with Superflex at the Van Abbemuseum questions models of authorship in art. He will also discuss important trials involving artists, including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.