2008-2009 Publishing as Performance / ongoing collaboration between DAI and Werkplaats Typografie/ collection editor 2009: Delphine Bedel

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, Rebecca Sakoun 2011.

Book Launch: 'Publishing as Performance'

 May 21, 2009
Sunday 21st of June 2009, 14.00-18.00
Casco, Utrecht

Curated by Delphine Bedel and David Weber-Krebs.

The Publications Project: Since 4 years the Dutch Art Institute Masters Program offers its graduating students to produce a small publication, in collaboration with Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. This project is mediated by the artist/curator Delphine Bedel. Each publication is edited in 250 copies. The publication varies from printed matter, book, and artist edition to performance artefact. For each project, the artist teamed up with a graphic designer from Werkplaats Typografie, and invited a guest author to contribute to it. During one year various aspect of publishing – concept, editing and design, production and distribution- have been addressed.

Publications by: Kevin Drager, Rana Hamadeh, Yota Ioannidou, Sasha Miljevic, Suzanne van Rest, Buba Cvoric Marina Tomic, Seda Manavoglu, Barbara Philipp, Teresa Diaz Nerio, Tvika Gutter, Yen Yitzu/Itz, Hidenori Mitsue, Raymond Huizinga, Manami Yoshimoto.

Designers: Marc Hollenstein, Dries Wiewouters, Julie van Severen, Stephen Serrato, Hyo Kwon, Joris van Aken, jeremy Jannsen, Julie Peeters

Contributions by: Grzegorz Dmochowski, Michael Uwemedimo, David Morrow, Sandra Alvarado Bordas, Jovana Stokic, Vesna Madzoski, Yannis Eustathopoulos, Sands Murray Wassink, Marko Stamenkovic, Francesco Bernardelli, Sabina Pasic, Philip Jenks, Samira Borovik Brandao, Carole Counihan, Alena Alexandrova, Hala Elkoussy and others

6 Years: The Collection
Exhibition: Opening Saturday 27 June, 15.00- 19.00
Curated by Emily Williams. An overview over the publications and printed matter published by the DAI over the last 5 years, in the frame of the Publications Projects, will be exhibited at the art bookshop Shashin in Amsterdam.

Dutch Art Institute
Werkplaats Typografie

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