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Talk at Perdu


On Friday the 21st of June I will give a presentation on my work at Perdu in Amsterdam during the evening program ‘Cause the written word is mineral. This program with Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee and Astrid Lampe focuses on the politics of form, a concept within Language Poetry. I will discuss a few of my books and clarify, possibly, some aspects of their form.

Doors open: 19:30
Start: 20:00
Entrance: €9 / €6 (discount)
Program in Dutch and English

Kloveniersburgwal 86
1012 CZ Amsterdam

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June 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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Week of the Artist Book + symposium


From October 13 to 20 the ‘Week of the Artist Book’ will take place in Groningen. It is organized by Stichting ARTisBOOK. During the week 25 galeries, museums, bookshops and cultural institutes will celebrate the artist book and its development from the 1960s to now through exhibitions, workshops, talks, signings etc. More information (in Dutch) about the week is available here.

Exhibition at Noorderlicht

As part of this week my work The Plan will be exhibited at Noorderlicht. Noorderlicht will also show work by Wil van Iersel, Jan van der Til, Anouk Kruithof, Carina Hesper en Jan Dirk van der Burg. This show will continue beyond the week, until November 4.

Location: Noorderlicht – Huis van de Fotografie, Akerkhof 12, Groningen.
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays from 12.00 to 18.00.
Admission is €4,- (€2,- for students). Note: at the ARTisBOOKshop (see below) you can get free entree tickets.


On October 19 I’ll be a speaker at the ARTisBOOK symposium. This will take place at the university library of Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Detailed information is available in this pdf. The symposium is free to attend. Register here before October 12.

Exhibition at Academie Minerva

At Academie Minerva An Empty Field and Enduring Freedom will be shown in the exhibition ‘Provo! Fluxus! Verzet!’ curated by Barthold Boksem.
Location: Praediniussingel 59, Groningen.


During the week several of my titles will be for sale at the ARTisBOOKshop.
Location: Pelsterstraat 27-29, Groningen.
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00–18.00
Sunday and Monday 13.00–18.00
Thursday 10.00-20.00


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October 8, 2018 at 8:40 am

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Foam Fusion, photography and words


On June 11 I’m participating in a discussion about photography and words with Federica Chiocchetti and Jaysha Obispo. The program and the ticket details can be found here.

The discussion is part of Foam Fusion, a cross-disciplinary festival around the theme of collaboration, sparked by Foam’s 15th anniversary. The festival aims to go beyond the limits of photography and develop ties across different disciplines. There will be a variety of presentations and performances, discussions, artist talks and workshops during the weekend of June 9 – 11.

Foam Fotografiemuseum
Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam

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May 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

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Talk in Groningen


On May 12th I’ll give a presentation about my work at GRID Museum for Design in Groningen. It is the third in a series of presentations on artists’ books.

Reservations can be made through Vrijdag.

The  talk is from 20.00 to 21.30.

Sint Jansstraat 2
9712 JN Groningen

Entree is €7,50 or €5 for students and members of Vrijdag.

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April 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

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Talk in Bremen


On May 4th I’ll give a presentation of my work at the symposium ‘Artists as Independent Publishers’ at the Weserburg museum in Bremen. The symposium is free to attend.

Artists as Independent Publishers is a teaching project, an international cooperation, an exhibition cycle and a symposium aiming to explore tendencies and opportunities in present-day art as well as help actively shape them.

The project was initiated by Katrin von Maltzahn and Anna Lena von Helldorff from the University of the Arts in Bremen and takes place from early 2015 to the end of 2016 in cooperation with four other European art universities – the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Royal College of Art, London, Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. In this context, all of the partner universities have worked individually on the topics of artists’ books and “publishing as artistic practice”.

As of May 2016 the project will lead to joint exhibitions in Bremen, Bergen, Vienna, Stockholm and London, kicked off by a symposium as well as an exhibition in collaboration with the Centre for Artists’ Publications in the Museum Weserburg in Bremen.

The exhibition will be opened on 3 May, at 7 pm, showing the works and projects of the participating countries. Simultaneously, various guests will discuss the subject of publishing from a contemporary perspective during a public symposium.

Thuesday May 3rd 2016, 13:30 – 18:00
Wednesday May 4th 2016 , 10:00 – 13:00

Contributions by:
Vanessa Adler, Berlin (publisher / argobooks Berlin)
Burkhard Beschow / Anne Fellner / Julian Irlinger, Berlin + Frankfurt a. M (artists)
Bernhard Cella, Wien (artist, curator)
Dominique Hurth, Berlin (artist)
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Leipzig (artist, publisher / Lubok Leipzig)
Elisabeth Tonnard, Leerdam/NL (artist, poet)

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April 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

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Friends with Books at Hamburger Bahnhof


From December 11 to 13 I’m participating in Friends with Books. My new work Song of Myself will be installed in the exhibition ‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library’ also featuring works by Susanne Bürner, Natalie Czech, Anita Di Bianco, Dominique Hurth, Ines Lechleitner, Jonathan Monk, Joachim Schmid, and Erik Steinbrecher.

On Saturday December 12 at 13.00 Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, leads a panel discussion with Céline Duval, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher and myself on the artist and author as publisher. Strategies of text and image collection, of arrangement and publishing are to be discussed.

I’m also participating in the book fair, you’ll find my table at the entrance to the main hall (table E4). Both the limited and the regular edition of Song of Myself will be available, as well as my other new title The Library.

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin-Mitte


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December 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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Talk at Picture Berlin

Next week I’ll give a presentation about my work in the context of Picture Berlin.
Time: July 22 at 8.30 pm.
Location: tête, Schönhauser Allee 161A, 10435 Berlin.
This talk is free and open to everyone.

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July 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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Upcoming debate in Brussels

On March 5 I am participating in a debate about self-publishing: “Bringing together the makers’, publishers’ and distributors’ points of view on contemporary publishing as a vector for works of art and as a work in itself. Artists-led books, self and independent publishing will be questioned, as well as the articulation between the self, the collective and the public. Can the book be a shared object, an alternative way of making things public? A debate with bookshop owner Andrea Copetti (Tipi bookshop) and artists Elisabeth Tonnard and Vincent Delbrouck, animated by Loraine Furter (Fernand Baudin Prize).”

It is organized by the photography department of Sint-Lukas in Brussels and open to anyone interested.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 19:00h
Books on display from 18:30h
LUCA School of Arts, Campus Sint-Lukas
Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussels
C -3.17 (small auditorium)

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February 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

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The New York Art Book Fair


From September 19 to 22 I will be participating in The New York Art Book Fair. This year I will share a table with Joachim Schmid in the geodesic dome located in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.

Three new books will be available: The Man of the Crowd, The Gospel of the Photographer, and The Kingdom. There will be a postcard set offered with Highlights in the History of The Invisible Book. And the 2013 release of In this Dark Wood will be launched by J&L Books.

On September 20 at 4PM, Chris Burnett and I will talk about In this Dark Wood and present a glimpse into the unique artifact that is the source of the book’s images: the Selle collection of more than one million street vendor photographs taken in San Francisco from the 1940s until the 1970s. A celebration of ephemeral images in a mix of slideshow, reading, and lecture. Presented by J&L Books in The Classroom, curated by David Senior. The Classroom is in the main building at MoMA PS1.

At our table we will also have Chris Burnett signing The Rest of the World on September 20 at 6PM.

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August 18, 2013 at 12:14 am


I will give a talk about the use of white space/erasure/tipp-ex in my work at Perdu in Amsterdam on April 5th and also read from my book De wereld is er. The evening starts at 20:30. With Elisabeth Tonnard, Dennis Gaens, Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Mikko Kuiper.

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March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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