CRUX DESPERATIONIS #1, Montevideo, Uruguay

Crux Desperationis. International Journal. Issue 1.  the first magazine of conceptual writing is out now

contributions: belén gache claude closky craig dworkin derek beaulieu elisabeth s clark inge grao kenneth goldsmith marco antonio huerta massimo pastorelli michalis pichler mirtha dermisache pablo uribe riccardo boglione richard kostelanetz rob fitterman román luján sharon kivland simon morris vittore baroni


literature stripped of sentiments•literature stripped of the literary•genres mis à nu•big ideas tiny texts•works against the rhetoric of the rhetoric as rhetorical•perpetual questioning of the forms of literature•parasitic and textsucking writing•erasure and abrasion•written automatism versus automatic writing•political understatements•footnotes versus texts•abstract literature•wordless writing

TWENTYSIX GASOLINE SONNETS, Michalis Pichler, ed. 30, 2011

series of three lithographs, composition: 8 7/16 x 11 7/16" (21.5 x 29 cm); sheet: 16 1/8 x 20 1/16" (42 x 51 cm).

printed in Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin. Edition: 30


related work: SOME MORE SONNET(S)

first presented at follow-ed (after hokusai)


Multiple, Limited, Unique at the Center for Book Arts


Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts

July 6, 2011 - September 10, 2011

an overview of the history and development of book arts in the 20th (and 21st) century, examining the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices.

This exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with essays by noted curators and collectors, including by Johanna Drucker, author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic; Erin Riley-Lopez, Independent Curator and former Associate Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Nina M. Schneider, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA; Amanda Stevenson, Curator, Museum of Printing History; and Tony White, Director, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University in Bloomington. In addition, the catalogue includes an essay by Executive Director Alexander Campos, who organized the show and an introduction by Jen Larson, Collections Specialist.

The exhibition will travel to the Savannah College of Arts and Design (Fall 2011), Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Winter 2012), Museum of Printing History (Spring/Summer 2012), Lafayette College (Fall 2012), and the Book Club of California (Winter 2013).

Stephane Mallarme - Un Coup de Des -brouillon

Time: June 16, 2011 at 5pm to August 6, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Golden Thread Gallery
Street: 84-94 Great Patrick Street
City/Town: Belfast

Curated by Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

This exhibition will show how reading and interpreting literature is - in diverse ways - at the core of some of the most renowned contemporary artists’ practices: Allotrope, antepress, Julie Bacon, Ecke Bonk, Pavel Büchler, Davide Cascio, Tacita Dean, Cerith Wyn Evans, Maria Fusco, Kenneth Goldsmith, Rodney Graham, Joanna Karolini, Sean Lynch, Simon Morris, Brian O’Doherty, Michalis Pichler,Tim Rollins, Andrea Theis and Eric Zboya.

osloo, Venice Biennial 2011


Location of Osloo
Osloo, San Servolo, Venice, next to
the vaporetto stop
31 May – 1 July, 2011

Public Transport: Vaporetto line 20 departs from Riva degli Schiavoni, San Marco and San Zaccaria stops. The boat ride takes approximately 10 mins. Exit at San Servolo

The book affair, June 2 & 3 at Metricubi, Venice

In the occa­sion of the four days open­ing of 54th edi­tion of the Venice Art Bien­nale, Auto­matic Books presents The Book Affair, a two days of inde­pend­ent art pub­lish­ers fair at Met­ricubi, one of the few inde­pend­ently run exhib­i­tion spaces in Venice. 



0_​100 (Italy, Mil­ano) · Åbäke — Draw­ing Room Con­fes­sions (United King­dom, Lon­don) · AKV Ber­lin (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · And (United King­dom, Lon­don) · Archive Books (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · Auto­matic Books (Italy, Venice) · Blanco (Italy, Reg­gio Emilia) · Boabooks (Switzer­land, Genève) · Book Works ltd (United King­dom, Lon­don) · Cam­illa Can­dida Donzella (Italy, Mil­ano) · Dyn­asty Zine (Greece, Athens) · Florence Loewy (France, Paris) · Gaga — Gagarin Magazine (Bel­gium, Ant­werp) · Grafic Magazine (South Korea, Seoul) · Incer­tain Sens (France, Saint Sen­oux) · Invernomuto — Hun­debiss Records (Italy, Torino) · Jan Van Eyck (The Neth­er­lands, Maastricht) · Kal­eidoskope Press (Italy, Mil­ano) · Mak­ing Do (United King­dom, Lon­don) · Medi­abus — The Book Soci­ety (South Korea, Seoul) · Michalis Pichler (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · Mörel Books (United King­dom, Lon­don) · Mousse Pub­lish­ing — Mousse Magazine (Italy, Mil­ano) · Naivsu­per Book (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · Nieves (Switzer­land, Zurich) · Occulto Magazine — AC Gal­lerie (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · Ono­ma­topee (The Neth­er­lands, Eind­hoven) · Ottaven — Canedicoda (Italy, Vit­torio Ven­eto) · Pogo Books (Ger­many, Ber­lin) · Raw Raw (Italy, Mil­ano) · San Rocco Magazine (Italy, Mil­ano) · Salon für Kun­st­buch (Aus­tria, Vienna) · Temp Stu­dio (Italy, Ber­gamo) · Tom­maso Garner (Italy, Mil­ano) · Tor­pedo Press (Nor­way, Oslo) and Distributor ommu.

June 4th to 11th 2011

June 3rd from 8 pm

Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 2 to 6 pm
Thursday from 6 to 10 pm


Beaulieu, Dworkin, Goldsm, Long, Maranda, Morris, Pichler, Place, Popper, Warhol

Was Jorge Luis Borges 1939 in "Pierre Menard, Autor des Quijote" noch imaginierte, ist inzwischen aus der Literatur nicht mehr wegzudenken: Seit den 1950er Jahren, insbesondere in den letzten Jahren, entstehen zunehmend Bücher, für die keine neuen, eigenen Texte mehr produziert werden. Statt dessen werden bereits existierende Texte und gar ganze Bücher re-ediert, das heißt: wiederaufgelegt, aktualisiert, kopiert, neu geordnet, zensiert etc. Im Fall der Appropriation literarischer Werke, der im Workshop besondere Beachtung geschenkt werden soll, werden mit Vorliebe kanonische Texte appropriiert, etwa von Flaubert, Hemingway, Joyce, Mallarmé, Milton, Poe, Puschkin, Shakespeare.

Im Gegensatz zur appropriation art in den 1980er Jahren und zu jüngsten literarischen Plagiatsskandalen hat dies bisher jedoch weder zu stürmischen Erregungen im Kunst- und Literaturbetrieb noch zu einer tiefer gehenden Beachtung in der Wissenschaft geführt. Der Workshop soll das Phänomen erfassen und einen ersten Überblick über seine Bandbreite in historischer, systematischer und komparatistischer Sicht geben.

Mit einer musikalischen Lesung von Michalis Pichler & Rembetiko Kompania Berlin und Beiträgen u.a. von Anne Mœglin-Delcroix (Paris), Michael Glasmeier (Bremen), Stefan Römer (Berlin).

鈴木芳一(Suzuki, Yoshikazu), 銀座八丁(Ginza Haccho), Tokyo 1954


Live Art/Dance

Thu 24 Mar, 6.30pm

£7.00/£5.50 Concs



Rod Dickinson, a visual artist who uses detailed research into moments of the past and present that represent various mechanisms of social control. Rod will draw on his experience to discuss strategies and methods of re-enactment.

The Performance Re-enactment Society who will present a slide show of their work in progress narrative for Salad Dressing, the cover of Crackers.


March 26, 2011
Fernisering / Opening 18.00-21.00

Tryk Tryk Tryk is an immersive space for conceptual projects, art, activism, workshops, graphic experiments, and more. It combines a shop selling original printed matter from around the world and locally roasted coffee with a print workshop and a schedule of exhibitions.


Ruscha der Fischotter aka: Printed Matter And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As After Ruscha aka: One Hundred Views Of One Hundred Views Of Mount Fuji, If Someone Says So aka: SIX HANDS AND A CHEESE SANDWICH is a book about books, a catalogue and an art/bookwork in its own right.