Publishing Manifestos

  • Publishing Manifestos_Caption_ Cover of Publishing Manifestos edited by Michalis Pichler, published by MIT Press

    Cover of Publishing Manifestos edited by Michalis Pichler, published by MIT Press. 

Past Event

This event was on Fri 6 Sep, 3-4.30pm


Eleanor Vonne Brown delivers a lecture penned by Michalis Pichler, artist, editor and founder of MISS READ: Berlin Art Book Fair about his new anthology Publishing Manifestos (MIT Press), featuring artists, authors, editors, publishers, designers, zinesters exploring publishing as artistic practice. She is joined by novelist, artist and curator John Holten, and conceptual writer and professor Simon Morris who will present the project Do or DIY [with Craig Dworkin & Nick Thurston], which is included in Pichler’s edited anthology.

In association with MISS READ and MIT Press.

This event is part of the London Art Book Fair, for more information and to see rest of the events click here. 

About Michalis Pichler

Michalis Pichler (lives in Berlin) trained as a sculptor on the preservation site of Acropolis Monuments Athens. He holds diplomas in Architecture from Technical University Berlin and in Fine Arts from Art Academy Berlin Weissensee, and co-founded and co- organizes Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair and the Conceptual Poetics Day. He works as an artist and writer on the imaginary border between visual art and literature. Recent solo shows took place at Kunstverein Milano, Printed Matter, Inc. and OEI color space. More information can be found here. A monograph of Pichler’s practice titled MICHALIS PICHLER: Thirteen years: The materialization of ideas was co-published in 2015 by Printed Matter, Inc. and Spector Books.

About Eleanor Vonne Brown

Eleanor Vonne Brown produces publishing projects and spaces working mainly in the field of independent publishing. Projects include bookshop and project space X Marks the Bökship, X Publishing School, Publication as Practice, Post Internet Cafe @PrintRoom, The Cast of the Crystal Set, and Super Woofer Sound Fair.

About Simon Morris

Simon Morris (b.1968) is Professor of Art and Director of Research in Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, UK. In 2002, he founded information as material (iam) which operates as a collective of writer-editors and as an independent imprint that publishes work by artists who use extant material — selecting it and reframing it to generate new meanings — and who, in doing so, disrupt the existing order of things. From 2011 to 2012 he was writer-in-residence at the Whitechapel Gallery [with Craig Dworkin & Nick Thurston].