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Book fair at Paradiso in Amsterdam


On Sunday December 11 I’m participating in the Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers at Paradiso in Amsterdam.

You’ll find my table in the main room. When you enter it is immediately to the left, on the slightly raised platform.

New books that I will bring this year include The Death of the Poet and The Plan.

Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

11 December 2016
13.00 – 17.00

Admission is €3,-

Participating publishers: Wasco, Van Brug, Middernacht Pers, Feest der Poëzie, Tortuca, Timmer Art Book, Lecturis, Stichting Drukwerk In De Marge, Haes Uitgeverij, Yeats Sisters Press, Karin van Pinxteren, Uitgeverij crU, Rob van Hemert, Falstaff & Fakir, Zirimiri Press, Elisabeth Tonnard, De Strraat, Pantofle Books, General Features, Babel & Voss, Passage, Douane, Salvo, Ton Martens, Book Perfect, Sherpa, Lalito, Zammagazine, Lula Valetta, Mixed Media Soup, De Meulder, Ekstreem, Bonas, Elletra, Leesmagazijn, Coppens & Frenks, Knust / Extrapool, De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Patafysica,  Piet Schreuders, De Buitenkant, Bantammer, 99 Uitgevers, Matchbox, De God van Nederland, Seugling Uitgeverij, Jeanet Kingma, Katarina Rudebeck, De Klaproos, Wasser im Turm, Snood, Lino Pers, Polak & Van Der Kamp, Lies Kindt, Demodokos, De Eiereland Pers, Schaep 14, Octavo, Parréssia, De Weideblik, Titi Zaadnoordijk, Tienstuks, Uitgeverij P, De Wilde Tomaat, De Carbolineum Pers, Pels & Kemper, TYP, Editions Saint Jacques, Abraxas, Kelderuitgeverij, Papieren Tijger, Schokland, Hof van Jan, Uitgeverij Vleugels, De Zingende Zaag, Serena Libri, De Statenhofpers, Pegasus, Duizendeneen, De Roos, Voetnoot, C.J.Aarts, Jap Sam Books, Valiz, De Gouden Reaal, Plantage, Huis Clos, Roma, Basboek, Alauda Publications, Bas Lubberhuizen, Sjolsea, Wil van Iersel, Prominent, Philip Fokker.

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November 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

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Offprint Paris

Next week I’ll be participating in the 7th edition of Offprint Paris. This edition will host 130 independent and experimental publishers in Photography, Contemporary Art and Graphic Design from 16 different countries. You’ll find me and my books at the table I share with Joachim Schmid.

New books that I will bring this year include Song of Myself, Joachim Schmid Works, The Death of the Poet and The Plan.

More info about the fair is to be found at Offprint’s website.

Beaux Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
November 10–13, 2016

Note that for security reasons it is prohibited to access the Beaux-Arts with bags exceeding the A3 format. Luckily we make small books.

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October 31, 2016 at 8:44 pm

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The New York Art Book Fair


Please join us for this year’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 from September 16 – 18, with a preview on the 15th. Joachim Schmid and myself are sharing a table on the 2nd floor, booth N52.  New works that I’ll bring to the fair include a virtual library of books from burned paintings, a time and space crossing tale sampled from a range of biographies, a portrayal of the work methods of my co-exhibitor, a collection of status updates by dead poets, and a discovery of The Plan in East German propaganda books from the 1980s.

For practicalities visit: http://nyartbookfair.com/about/

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September 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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Catalogue of books


I have made a small overview catalogue of my books and editions published from 2003 to 2016. The pdf can be viewed here. If you’d like to receive a paper copy, please order it through the webshop. You will also receive one with your book orders (as long as it’s available).

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September 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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The Plan


I’m happy to announce my new book titled The Plan.

My interest in white space in texts and fascination for printed materials and propaganda books from East Germany brought me to discover the Plan. The Plan is the chameleonic directive to every situation of societal life – whether it is playing sports, writing a book, or practicing for war. Always think of the Plan. Better yet: always have it in your hand.

The Plan consists of a book and a folder, together forming one object. The book contains 26 pictures reproduced from miniature books published in the German Democratic Republic during the 1980s. Each book is accompanied by an original, pre-owned GDR folder, each different and individually obtained from households in the former state. The folder comes with a foldout sheet of the Plan.

Edition of 150 copies, numbered.

Digital print, full color paperback, A5 size, 48 pages. Plus original GDR folder, A4 size, with a folded and stamped A2 sheet.

See more images of the book here.

Priced at € 45,- plus shipping. Order through the webshop or by email. The book will also be available at my table at the upcoming NY Art Book Fair.

If you really want to understand what the GDR was about, you need to look at The Plan.
Joachim Schmid




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August 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

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Lov Lttrs


There is a nice discussion of my book Joachim Schmid Works and of Joachim Schmid’s E-Book (see above) on the Times Literary Supplement blog today, written by Dennis Duncan.

Two more books were recently discussed by literary critics:

Jack van der Weide reviews They Were Like Poetry in the James Joyce Quarterly.

Matthew Kirschenbaum discusses “Speak! eyes – En zie! in his book Track Changes, A Literary History of Word Processing, published by Harvard University Press.

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July 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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Geldermalsen Riots in Printed Web #4


A new work titled ‘Geldermalsen riots’, consisting of two images, is published in Printed Web #4, to be launched in Berlin next week. Above is a view of one of the images. The publication has a broadsheet size and is constructed of loose sheets folded into each other. Every participating artist (see below) worked with the two sides of one sheet only.

The background of the piece: On December 16, 2015 there were riots in Geldermalsen, a village in The Netherlands close to where I live. The rioters wanted to disturb a local council meeting where plans for a big center for refugees were discussed. After the riots the police asked people to send in any pictures they might have of this evening. A series of these was placed on the police website. Faces were made partly unrecognizable and an unusual strategy was announced: anyone who recognized themselves could come forward now, or else their pictures would be shown unblurred on tv later. The strategy worked, 9 out of 10 came forward. The pictures are now gone from the website.

Printed Web #4 presents projects by Wolfgang Plöger, Lorna Mills, Molly Soda, Travess Smalley, Angela Genusa, Eva and Franco Mattes, Anouk Kruithof, Elisabeth Tonnard, and  Christopher Clary, with a text by Rhizome artistic director Michael Connor (“Folding the Web”). Each artist contributed work that responds to the concept of privacy in relation to contemporary self-identity and public visibility. The 40-page print-on-demand newsprint publication is co-published by Paul Soulellis with the International Center of Photography Museum on the occasion of “Public, Private, Secret” (June 2016 – January 2017), the inaugural exhibition at the museum’s new location at 250 Bowery, organized by curator-in-residence Charlotte Cotton.

Printed Web #4 will launch at Miss Read, Berlin Art Book Fair at Akademie der Künste, Berlin (June 10–12) and be on display at ICP during its opening week (week of June 20).

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June 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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